I find politics and social issues fascinating and love merging these topics with my work. In 2017, I had an opportunity to be a producer on the TNT series “American Race” hosted by NBA legend Charles Barkley. The series examined some of the most provocative social issues of our time from policing to stereotypes in Hollywood. It was intense and fun. In 2016, I was the senior producer on the ESPN FiveThirtyEightshort documentary “What’s Happening to the Republican Party?, which examined the unexpected rise of GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
Galex Media produced and I wrote and directed the 2014 short film, "The Power of Our Presence," starring Academy Award-nominees Angela Bassett and Quvenzhané Wallis. The film opened the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards --- and debuted on ESSENCE.com, YouTube, and Facebook. For the past seven years, through Galex Media, I have produced the video tributes for ESSENCE BlackWomen in Hollywood. Broadcast on OWN, the awards have paid tribute to some of the biggest names in Hollywood: Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Debbie Allen, Diahann Carroll, Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Ava DuVernay, Jada Pinkett Smith, Octavia Spencer, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lupita Nyong’o, among others.
Before starting Galex, I was the executive producer and director of “TV One Night Only: Live from the ESSENCE Festival,” a two-hour television special showcasing musical performances from the nation’s largest Black music festival. I was also the supervising producer on the BET Networks show “Leading Women,” a one-hour biography show on outstanding African American women and earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for the show’s episodes on Dr. Angelou and India.Arie. I also wrote the VH1 series “Black in the 80s,” a series that looked back at the impact of Black culture on mainstream culture in the decade.
Having starting my media career in print and online journalism, I was also the editor-at-large at Black Enterprise magazine and authored the Doubleday books Why We Make Movies:Black Filmmakers Talk about the Magic of Cinema and Queens.