Tuesday, November 18, 2008


After plenty of years of being completely ignored on the the network, NBC is finally thinking of bringing some color back to it's roster of shows. Variety reports that "The Game" and "Girlfriends" executive producer and writer Mara Brock-Akil along with her hubby Salim Akil have been tapped to write and produce the script for a buddy comedy show based on the book "Making Friends With Black People" that will focus on the state of race relations in the U.S.
The show will center on two guys -- one African-American and one white -- who become close friends, but who don't necessarily see things the same way. According to the author of the book, Nick Adams, Obama's rise as the first African American president has a lot to do with this showing being made. According to Adams, "Now, with Obama, people are talking about race a lot more. We hope to capitalize on that and not let the dialogue die down. ... It seemed like a good opportunity to strike while the iron is hot."
Well, well, well, there might be hope for us black writers and black actors after all. Yes we can!! Congrats to Mara and Salim.