'Girlfriends' Creator Mara Brock Akil Talks Black TV Classics

Written by on February 5, 2021

Comfortable Black Historical past Month, fam!

It’s the time of the yr, once we get to be unapologetically us and pay homage to our legends, angels and heroes.

On this episode of “And THAT’s That,” we concentrate on the legacy of Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, who lately died at age 96.

We’re additionally joined by a really particular visitor: TV producer Mara Brock Akil, who’s liable for legendary Black TV classics akin to “Girlfriends” and “The Recreation.” Within the episode, Brock Akil talks about her legacy, the reveals she created, her new Netflix deal and the way forward for storytelling.

“I’m very pleased with this subsequent technology of storytellers who’re nonetheless right here, carving out new area, creating extra tales of humanity, to go away the lane open and the door open,” Brock Akil says. “I’m nonetheless in my stride, and to construct on the legacy of what we at all times knew from the start, is that our tales are worthwhile, our tales are wanted, and so they’re common.”

Hearken to the total episode beneath.

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“And THAT’S That!” is produced and edited by Izzy Greatest, Nick Offenberg and Sara Patterson. When you have a query or a remark in regards to the present or a suggestion for an episode, e-mail us at andthatsthat@huffpost.com.


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