American director, writer, and TV producer. He co-created the TV series Black Lightning and has worked on several TV shows such as Being Mary Jane, The Game, and Girlfriends.
He started his career as a staff writer for Showtime's Soulfood.
He was nominated for the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
He married Mara Brock Akil in 1999. The couple has two children, Yasin and Nasir.
He directed the 2011 comedy Jumping the Broom starring Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, and Angela Bassett.