I recently attended the memorial service for my friend, director John Singleton. I had seen him several months ago at the birthday party for our mutual friend, Samuel L. Jackson. I had no idea that would be the last time. I am so saddened by his passing.
John was an extraordinary person - changing Hollywood by telling stories of African American culture that few had seen before. His memorial service was an uplifting one - full of family and friends whose lives he had impacted.
I will miss him greatly but, his legacy lives on. To honor him, we should all strive for excellence and inclusion and to be bold in our storytelling.