The Rev. Al Sharpton believes that everyone should do what he or she is called to do. The reverend says he was called to defend civil rights and enact social justice, but someone like President Barack Obama has a different purpose. Watch as the Rev. Sharpton defends the president and shares his own definition of black pride.
For the past 15 years, groundbreaking director Spike Lee has been a professor at his alma mater, New York University. Spike says he's following in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother, both teachers. Watch as he details his rich family history and shares how his grandmother saved her Social Security checks to pay for his undergraduate and graduate education.
Spike Lee says that ever since was a boy growing up in Atlanta and Brooklyn, New York, he's been an instigator. Over the years, he has publicly criticized fellow directors like Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino and Tyler Perry. Now, Spike reveals how he really feels about Tyler.
In 1997, Spike Lee released '4 Little Girls,' a moving documentary about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, which killed four African-American girls. The film went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best documentary. Watch as Spike discusses one of the most difficult decisions he's ever made as a director.
One month after the death of Trayvon Martin, director Spike Lee took to Twitter and retweeted what he thought was the home address of George Zimmerman, the man who was later tried and acquitted of Trayvon's murder. The address actually belonged to an elderly couple completely unrelated to the case. Now, Spike shares his regrets about that tweet and reveals what he's learned from his mistake.
Oprah sits down with the Rev. Al Sharpton for an open and revealing conversation about race in America, his role as a civil rights activist and his dramatic weight loss. Later, his daughters share how their father shaped their plans for the future.
For the first time in more than 20 years, director Spike Lee and actor Samuel L. Jackson are joining forces, collaborating on Spike's latest film, 'Oldboy.' Spike says he and Samuel had a falling-out after working together on 'Jungle Fever' in the '90s. Watch as Spike reveals the cause of their disagreement. Plus, find out how their wives helped bring an end to the feud.
Spike Lee has been making his mark on the movie industry since the '80s. In 1989, he released 'Do the Right Thing,' a film he wrote, directed and produced, which was later selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. Watch as Spike shares what his children, Satchel and Jackson, think about this celebrated film. Plus, Spike reveals how he wants to be remembered.
Oprah meets with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee in Brooklyn, New York, for a candid conversation about his prolific career. Spike also talks about his upcoming film 'Oldboy' and the controversial tweet he sent out following Trayvon Martin's death.
Long before Lady Gaga and Madonna came along, Patti LaBelle, along with the other members of her girl group, Labelle, revolutionized music with their out-of-this-world space suits and over-the-top hairdos. Now, Patti looks back at her fashion risks and the disco anthem that defined an era.