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 […]
This month’s ‘Screen Test’ was an easy one. Your ‘Mandalorian’ preview, ‘Kenobi’ screen test, and ‘Happy Halloween rolled into one. Enjoy…
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, […]
I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]
What month is it again? After I made the transition from ‘clinically depressed’ to ‘functionally depressed’, I’ve gotten my groove back writing. As far as working in front of the camera, Taylor Swift cut me my last check, which feels like happened in 2012 at this point… In the meantime I’ve been upgrading my at […]
The Chiefs win the Super Bowl then Kobe then the global pandemic then a new Black Lives Matter tipping point and it goes on. I’d like one more momentum shift (come November-ish) but the first half of this year has probably taken care of me for the decade, and I know I’m not the only […]
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. […]