Thanks to everyone who watched and reached out after seeing the ‘Black Muslim Narratives’ panel. Always humbled by your support and gratified to be serving something bigger than myself. For those who missed it (or want to rewatch), here’s the full panel. Enjoy!
I’m blessed to announce I have an active role in ‘Utah’ this year… Monday, February 1st, I’m on the panel ‘A New Narrative: Championing Authentic Black Muslim Stories’, as part of the 4th Annual MACRO Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival. The panel is free to the public, but an account needs to be made […]
If you’re reading this, you made it through the most collectively stressful twelve months of (the overwhelmingly majority of) our lives. Positive vibes into the future. Happy New Year to all.
Last ‘pandemic monologue’ for the year. Hopefully last ‘pandemic monologue’ ever but we shall see. From ‘Radio Golf’ by the great August Wilson. This one has booked me a few things back in the olden days when people would gather in a place to watch a group of actors perform a story together live on […]
Very happy to tell you the pandemic hasn’t completely stopped my momentum… ‘Midnight In Kansas’ continues to impress, and I can announce myself as one of the eight writers chosen for this year’s MPAC Hollywood Screenwriting Lab. As I said at Urbanworld last summer, I hate that this country continues to make this story evergreen, […]
The way post Ramadan 2019 played out, the decision to no longer give up social media this month was made a long time ago. I don’t think any of you would accuse me of arrogance when, in our current state of affairs, I had to think about what I actually have left to give up. […]
Well, I’ll start with the relatively obvious: I’ve never been happier or more at peace. Anything is possible. I’m not saying that in the optimistic way, but in the pessimistic way. A few of you have at some point read Manning Marable’s excellent breakdown of Malcolm’s life; more of you I think watched the recent […]
Where to begin? I finally made it to the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. I finally made it to Strawberry Fields. I had a strong feeling that John was going to play ‘Continuum’ live at the Forum, but I was too deep in the eye of the hurricane at that moment to go to that […]
No movie review to start this week but here’s a video from Vanity Fair interviewing ‘The New Hollywood Guard’ of writers trying to expand the narratives you see. You may see a very familiar face among those interviewed. Enjoy! https://video.vanityfair.com/watch/the-new-hollywood-guard-writers/
‘1 Out of 30’ Written by Malik Aziz Directed by Vishnu Vallabhaneni Produced by Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani An AT&T Hello Lab Short Film Enjoy.