When I was asked to attend the screening of “Snowfall,” I knew right away the show was going to be a hit. John Singleton has never disappointed, and neither has FX for that matter. Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, Higher Learning-to put it simply, John Singleton specializes in hood classics. He has a unique ability to capture the dichotomy that exists in ghettos from the east to west coast. He highlights the joy, the pain, the oppression, the freedom that surrounds Black folk coming of age in the hood. Singleton has never shied away from telling the stories of people who would have otherwise been overlooked. It’s his mission to not only make his audience understand the characters’ plight, but to also see their humanity. “Snowfall” is no different.
The 89th annual Academy Awards show aired last night, setting social media and news outlets ablaze. Like always, the fashion was amazing (depending on who you ask), the celebs were slightly annoying, and the online commentary was side splitting. (Thank you, #BlackTwitter) And while these things were to be expected, there were a few firsts last night that stole the show-and our hearts.
So after reading this, you’ll probably ask yourself, “What DOESN’T TeDarryl do?”
A singer, writer, actor, print model, stage director and scholar from Petersburg, VA, this guy has planted his feet firmly on the road to the success. With a nearly 4 octave vocal range, his deeply personal music crosses the lines of R&B, soul, experimental, hip-hop, pop & jazz. A two-time graduate of Virginia State University, TeDarryl holds degrees in communications, drama & media management. Impressive, right?