It Has Been 15-Years…..

Woke up this morning once again feeling that empty space in my heart.

Actually I feel that empty space daily, but it’s a lil extra on November 27th. And even though it has been 15-years, that pain / empty feeling has never faded.

You see it was on this day that I saw my dad alive for the last time. I woke up like I did every other morning that day getting ready for work and like previous mornings my regular routine was walking past my dad to get to the bathroom. We were never morning people so a grumble of ‘good morning’ was always sufficient, and I continued getting ready and headed out to work; and that was the last time I saw or spoke to him.

Over the years I have always thought about that moment, but never with regret. Some may wish they had a moment like that back so they could say “I love you” one last time, and I can’t lie I have thought about that as well. But at the same time, I know my dad already knew how we all felt about him.

He always said how proud he was of me and my sister and what we have become; and that’s really all I need, there was nothing left unsaid.

So while this day may bring a lil sadness, it’s ok. Everyday I see or experience things that remind me of him and what I strive to be as a man.

 

fam

 

#RIP Michael L Kanhai

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Thank You Aziz Ansari for ‘Master of None’

Recently I was talking to a friend about Aziz Ansari‘s Netflix show ‘Master of None’ and how refreshing it is to watch “someone” else address the whole lack of minority representation in TV/movies.

For those of you not in the know ‘Master of None’ is about a 32-year old Indian-American actor (Dev) who is attempting to make his way in life in New York City.

In episode 4 ‘Indians on TV’ Aziz touches on how Indians are depicted in movies/tv. Aziz first struggles with the stereotypes and only being up for roles where the Indian is a taxi cab driver, with an over the top accent. Then he and his buddy (fellow Indian-American) try out for a buddy show and are denied when the network doesn’t believe they can put on a show with 2 Indians.

As my friend pointed out, for years now it’s always Black people talking about the stereotypical roles of minorities in film/tv.

  • Always have to be the thug?
  • Always portrayed speaking in slang?
  • Black women as sassy black friend

Now we hear the Indian perspective

  • Why do Indians always have to be cab drivers, convenient store owners, and scientist?
  • Why are Indians never depicted as love interest, especially men?
  • Why are white actors hired to play Indians instead of just hiring Indian actors?

Overall checkout ‘Master of None’ good cast and good writing….

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!