When Spike Lee talks, people listen. And so here we are. We caught up with him before he was honored by The Friends of EducationÂ of The Museum of Modern Artâ€™s Jazz Interlude, a benefit galaÂ dedicated to promoting black artists, African American participation at MoMA as well as the support of its educational initiatives.
Spike was honored alongside the New York philanthropists and renowned art collectorsÂ Mera and Donald Rubell. A spokesman for The Friends of Education said the event raised nearly a half-million dollars.
The Knicks, just the day before, had pulled out a 100-97 victory in Brooklyn, just a stoneâ€™s throw away from his offices in Fort Greene. He spoke in a grovelly tone.