This One’s For You, Vickie.

…and for a brief, shining moment, everyone was throwing that diamond sign, trying desperately to be a Delta

[*Kanye actually got Ellen to throw that dynasty sign. Too funny!!]

Cake and Ice Cream: Kanye and Ellen…

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13 thoughts on “This One’s For You, Vickie.

  1. >really now…i always though it as a AKA thing….the first time i heard of the "skee wee" factor was from them.you pronounced that very well… 😉

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  2. >i feel ya…i got love for all y'all…AKAS, DELTAS, SIGMAS, JIGGABOOS, WANNABEES, and the list goes on and on…. ;-)HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU ALL!!!!you too LO, gotta take care of dem dawgs, ya kno'!

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  3. >you know, it just ocurred to me, that this is the 20th anniversary of spike lee's "she's gotta have it" and what would black hollywood (or hollywood in general) look like without spike? "school daze" comes to mind and later "a different world", but nothing more on black college life, that i can think of. beyond BET's "college hill". time for a new movie on that genre. on spike, it would be nice if there was a celebration of spike's work. despite what one may feel about him, you have to give credit where credit is due. he has enlighten us to so much in the community, especially brooklyn, ny. but as a whole, just think back to "she's gotta have it", "school daze", "do the right thing"…and my all-time spike fav. "malcolm x". even an innovative project like "bamboozled", make you think about black entertainment as a whole, especially the music video genre.MAD PROPS TO YA SPIKE!!!!!SHO' NUFF!YA DIG!

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  4. >I totally agree with you, Lance. Spike changed everything and set so much in motion. Waiting for one of his movies to come out became an event for us, particularly in the period between 1987 and 1992—what I like to call "The Wonder Years." So much good stuff came from him during that period: "School Daze", "Do The Right Thing", my all time favorite—"Mo' Better Blues", "Jungle Fever" (which I saw five times on its opening weekend), and "Malcolm X". At one point, I think every black person on the planet (or so it seemed) was rocking an "X" hat and "X" shirts in anticipation of the movie.All his films in the years after hold up as well. I love "Crooklyn" to pieces—it was spot-on in terms of my own childhood and the summer vacations we took to Mississippi. It felt lke the quintessential story of growing up black in a loving-yet-struggling family in the Seventies. "Get On The Bus", "Clockers", "Girl 6", "He Got Game", "Bamboozled", "Summer of Sam", "25th Hour", "She Hate Me", and most recently, the outstanding "Inside Man"—love 'em or not, they are each worth viewing just for the fun of seeing what kind of world he'd come up with that go 'round.The man definitely needs to be celebrated, particularly during this, the twentieth anniversary of his first major film. He is a brilliant filmmaker. The Spike Lee canon has impacted and helped shape the understanding, observation, and direction of the African-American landscape and America itself, just as much as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Steven Spielberg. No one has escaped being touched by the hand of Spike Lee. His work has helped this nation advance towards a stronger sense of cultural awareness and interaction. Many a black filmmaker, starry-eyed and inspired, has hit the scene during these past twenty years because of the path paved by Mr. Lee. Film schools are jam-packed with students who want to be the next Spike.And you know what, Lance? If nobody else does it, we're going to do it right here on The Lo Zone. We're going to have the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of Mr. Sheldon Lee, aka, Spike. Expect to see random tributes, shout-outs, funny flashbacks, the whole nine, in no particular order. Spike's work had an enormous impact on me as a storyteller. Let's give back some of the love, y'all."Yo, Bleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!""Mo' better makes it mo' better."

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  5. >wow! let the celebration begin NOW!!!!yeah, "mo better blues" was the shit too. put wesley snipes rusty black ass (in black women minds) on the map! definitely can't forget about denzel. although "x" is my favorite, because of the subject matter, "do the right thing" is probably my second best. he captured brooklyn (nyc) like no other. the color, cinematography, the acting. seem like everybody stock rose after a spike lee film, denzel, wesley, john turturro, annabella sciorra, samuel l. jackson, halle berry and many, many others."she's gotta have it" was first released at the cannes film festival in may '86 with the u.s. release in august '86 and the black entertainment world changed forever….

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