My friend Monica Mingo just premiered her debut film, a short called sisters. at the American Black Film Festival in Miami. Click right to here to watch a teaser for the film. Next stop: the Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, where sisters. is a finalist in the Saatchi & Saatchi "Nothing is Impossible" contest. Her next short is called Marco Polo. Did I mention she can cook? I have one word for you: Gumbo!
One of my best friends, Tayari Jones, the Cozbi-loving slanket-devotee just finished her third novel, The Silver Girl. Her debut novel, Leaving Atlanta, is being made into a film. Did I mention she can cook too? And makes a mean Lemon Ginger Martini?