hard(er). -ily ak
ily - ak
it's neva too late to wish the boss happy birthday.
To Fear, Doubt, Worry, and the Impossible. It's been fun...well not really. I'm SO over you.
Go Getta, Unstoppable Girl on Fire
it's a hard road to the top...here's to all the interns & assistants. stay strong. you'll be running the world sooner than you think;)
we're in awe of the talented mr. gross. can't wait to see more.
it's time to mobilize. the world needs us.
I read this wonderfully written piece "America is Not for Black People" by Greg Howard on Deadspin yesterday. Powerful Read. I had angry tears in my eyes reading the names of all of these young unarmed black men killed by the police in recent years. Click the image to access the article.
A few weeks ago, one of my besties called me on her way back to Chi from Indianapolis so she could stay awake. She said she'd been in IN for her nephew's little league game and if they won one more game, they would make it to the Little League World Series. As excited as I was for her and her family, at that point, I did not realize the impact of them winning would have on me or really anyone.
In the wake of so much violence constantly broadcast about young black men in and out of Chicago, when JRW won and advanced to compete in the Little League World Series, I must admit my heart smiled. A huge smile. To see so many people posting pics on IG and FB of these little brown boys from my hometown living out their dreams and making us all proud is amazing.
Here's to representing us well, JRW! Keep writing your story.
This picture truly reveals the power of going to an HBCU. The three of us were blessed to have the lifechanging experience of attending a Historically Black College/University. And, as much as we joke about which one is the greatest, they are all great! Why? Because during those formative years, we learned in great depth about our history/culture, learned about ourselves and realized that our voices count and that there is nothing that we, united, cannot achieve.
Thank you, HU, for reminding us of our power and making sure that (y)our voices are heard!
RIP to the man who made us all smile...Robin Williams!
Here's RW at his finest in a unforgettable scene from one of my fave movies.
That's love. Beautiful writing. Brilliant performances.
what do you get when you combine the sounds of new york, los angeles, haiti and st. lucia? a unique nuvo fresh sound and uber cool style. they got next. (sidebar: alex is a part of the milk + honey gang;)
check em' out: noladarling.com
The Conversation. 1974. Dir - Francis Ford Coppola. DP - Bill Butler.
Deliciously flat space. Watch this shot. It's around the 11:00 min mark. It gets even better!
True storytelling. Character building. Mood setting. World building. Thoughtful use of the tools of filmmaking.
I will be there! Hook or crook. AK, DG & I had the pleasure of interviewing these ladies for parlourmagazine.com about four years ago and I've been hooked on their music ever since. Their songs transport me to some magical mystical island in my mind.
I'm finding more and more, the older I get, that I want to always choose love. It makes life so much more enjoyable. And it comes back to you triple fold. - ily ak
I went to this concert a couple of weeks ago and I still get happy thinking about it. Saw it in Chicago underneath the stars with my friends of 25 years in the home of my beloved Chicago Bears. *Sigh* --- A truly perfect night. I love Yonce and anyone who knows me knows I'm a BIG Jay fan - riding since '97. (Yes, I'm dating myself). See my twitter handle - @jayevryday. I straight lose my mind every time I hear Jay perform "U Don't Know" live or when it comes on in a club. When the beat drops…yes! When he says "shoot at you actors like movie directors" you would think he wrote that just for me. I. Lose. My. Mind. Sorry to the ladies who sat behind me and had to witness that very thing. I apologized in advance : )
I'm so mad I missed this. What a talent. Creative collaborator. Stay tuned...
I can't wait to get into this one. Edwidge Danticat is one of my favorite writers. She actually might be my favorite. I went to hear her speak at the LA library with DG a few years back and I was in awe. You woulda though she was Beyonce the way I was staring at her. Her kind of talent is rare and a true treasure. I hope and pray I can create a work in my medium that is as excellent as the works she creates in hers.
Funny thing, even though I am a director, I consider myself more of a reader than movie watcher. Growing up, I would spend hours holed up in my room on the top bunk of my bed lost in a book. I welcome the peace and pleasure a good book brings. I ashamed to say I haven't finished one book this year though! Been caught up in the grind. Changing that right now...
this makes me boogie! ms. monae speaks for this electric lady. yes!