July 30, 2016 My team and I hosted a FREE luxury summer cookout, to celebrate a year of production and to introduce our project to the community. We spared no expense when it came to venue selection, food and raffle prizes. At the halfway point in the evening, we presented a sneak peek video presentation […]
July 9, 2016 My Creative Director and I drove 2.5 hours to Eastern Shore, Maryland to visit my 95 year old grandmother (on my mother’s side). She is the only living grandparent I have and have ever known. I love her to pieces Unfortunately, this is the second time we’ve had to DNA my grandmother. […]
Jason and I were invited to attend a private reception at the Ambassador’s estate to welcome African American’s who discovered they had shared Côte D’Ivoire ancestry!His Excellency, Diabaté Daouda, shared a beautiful presentation, amazing Ivorian food and made us feel so welcomed! The evening opened with light refreshments and the guests communicating amongst themselves. Even […]
Welcome to Part II of our Ancestry Mini Series. This series will soon answer the question, Can African Americans successfully use Ancestry.com to trace their roots? Akata Documentary follows the journey of Victoria G, as she discovers her own African heritage. One of the goals of this film is to inspire Black people to research their own family history […]
Happy New Year! While most of America rang in the new year turning up, my creative director, Jason, and I decided to take our cameras to capture the “No Indictment: Turn Up To Shut Down Chinatown For Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice” protest. If we learned anything from showing up late to the #JusticeOrElse march, we made […]
Welcome to our introduction video to our Ancestry.com mini series! A month ago, we visited the Ancestry.com Headquarters, in Utah, to ask one simple question. Can African Americans successfully use their service? Some background information: back in July of 2015 I decided to purchase a DNA testing kit, after much research I chose that Ancestry.com. But as […]
10.10.15 After meeting the son and grandsons of Minsiter Louis Farrahkan and Elija Muhammad: The Akata Crew took our camera’s washington mall to capture the excitement for #JusticeorElse. With a mission to collect interviews of the attendees, to our disappointment, we showed up right when the speeches ended. Even thought we missed out onlistening to […]
We are living in a special time similar to the events that happened in the mid 1960’s and 70’s where we are returning to a heightened states of black awareness; from wearing natural hair to the #BlackLivesMatters/#BlackOut movements. October 10, 2015 the Minister Louis Farrakhan invited the nation to Washington, DC to celebrate the 20th […]
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Behind the Scenes- Son’s of Minister Louis Farrakhan';
We are living in a special time similar to the events that happened in the mid 1960’s and 70’s where we are returning to a heightened states of black awareness; from wearing natural hair to the #BlackLivesMatters/#BlackOut movements.
October 10, 2015 the Minister Louis Farrakhan invited the nation to Washington, DC to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March called #JusticeOrElse. My team attended the #BlackWealthMatters event, hosted by Dr.Boyce Watkins, the day before and caught up with sons of Min. Louis Farrakhan and the grandsons of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and asked them: What does Justice Or Else means?
It was truly an pleasure speaking with these young men and being amongst my community in love and hope for a better tomorrow. You can’t “script” a documentary and bumping into these men was an amazing opportunity that fell into my lap. This film will continue to the positive trend of black awareness and to peek the interest for our people to dig deeper on this resurgence of a black pride.