The star of ‘black-ish’ and ‘grown-ish’ on her overall deal with ABC Studios, her role as a storyteller and her efforts to get young voters informed: “I’m working on honoring all of my desires”
The streamer’s growing library of Black programming has led to spinoff projects (the #HeyQueen video series and ‘Okay, Now Listen’ podcast) and necessary conversations on race in the industry: “It’s time to shift the narratives in Hollywood.”
Tyler Perry’s legacy is one that will inevitably be acclaimed for his accumulation of immense capital. But nuance in the narrative lies in defining which Black community he is beholden to serving in his next era as an indisputable media mogul.
Black Muslim womanhood comes in many forms, and while we may not be Jinn, our ability to give shape to our narratives on our own terms is nothing short of mystical.