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Profile: Michaela Coel, Paradigm Shifter

Profile: Michaela Coel, Paradigm Shifter

Michaela the Destroyer How a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the most sublimely unsettling show of the year. Michaela Coel’s “I May Destroy You” is a sprawling, 12-episode HBO-BBC series that fictionalizes the story of her sexual assault.

In Memoriam Toni Morrison

In Memoriam Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison dies at 88 We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight. She died last night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston 

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

Byline | EBONY Magazine 2018

photo compilation of ebony cover, toc and article synposis
by Mel Hopkins
Photographer Brian Bowen Smith

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how its success is helping her to provide a voice for people of color in Hollywood.

Also, I talk with Emmy Award-winning editor and filmmaker Nicole Franklin and how her leap into investing in cryptocurrency is allowing her to compete in the trillion-dollar Media and Entertainment industry. Plus I give a snapshot of the digital coins in “Cryptocurrency 101” Check out “Woman in the Mirror” and “Coin Collector” both written by me in EBONY September 2018.

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