Last week the Academy of Motion Pictures announced that it had invited 683 filmmakers, actors, and executives in fillm to become members. Nia Long was one of the many #BeyondClassicallyBeautiful actresses to make the cut. She recently sat down with the ladies of The Talk to discuss the honor and the impact Boyz N The Hood has had on black film making.
Abi Ishola is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beyond Classically Beautiful, the acclaimed photo series turned multimedia platform. On any given day, you can find her tucked away in a perfectly lit Brooklyn coffee shop working for several hours. Then she dashes off to pick up her daughter from daycare. Abi is also a TV Producer, a proud FIT Alum, Nigerian-American, and a soul searcher.