Mara Brock Akil

With Wendy Raquel Robinson and Hosea Chanchez still making plays, the Paramount+ series tackles racism, mental health and hair discrimination in sports.
For nearly 30 years, Brock Akil has created and written for shows like “Girlfriends” and “The Game” that have shown the world a diverse look at Black women’s lives and shaped what we see on TV today.
The hosts of HuffPost's "And THAT's That!" podcast speak with the screenwriter and producer about her hit TV shows and her new Netflix deal.
"Truth is all black girls hold stories in their hair, all of us."
"We have a lot more stories to tell, and we need people who believe in the stories that we like to tell."