Kiki Layne is from Cincinnati,Ohio. She attended DePaul University. Her next film is a screen adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son.
Her first acting role was with Lena Waithe in the pilot for the show The Chi, which was shot in 2015. Speaking to Vanity Fair, says she was always acting growing up and that her favourite movie as a child was, The Lion King. I used to watch it every day and create these extravagant stories with my Barbies and stuffed animals.”
Layne began her career attending a performing-arts school in Cincinnati, where she took the flute, then French horn and the trumpet. She later attended DePaul University in Chicago to study acting. After graduating she moved to LA where she landed her breakout role in the Barry Jenkins movie If Beale Street Could Talk.
Layne is outspoken about the injustices African American people face in the USA and the issue of representation of black people in films. Speaking to Vanity Fair, she says, “The black community faced [injustices] in the early 70s and still face them today, issues of wrongful incarceration and what the justice system looks like for black people growing up in poverty. But at the core of it is a really beautiful love story between Tish and Fonny. I don’t feel like I’ve seen this for young black actors—there’s this tenderness that I just don’t see.” She’s really making a big splash in the industry.
Peace family. I hope you’ve all been well. I know there’s a lot of things going on in the world right now. Every day there’s some news about politics,racist incident,police brutality or celebrity gossip. Most of the mainstream “news” is designed to distract us from real progress. I have gotten a lot of information from WordPress,Facebook,Youtube,Twitter,Google,Yahoo and Instagram. As well as the cable news and talk shows.
I do a lot of research for my posts. It takes a quite a bit of work to find the right videos and pictures for a specific post. But social media can be very draining at times. You can wear yourself out when trying to fight racism,expose conspiracies and decode this matrix we are currently trapped inside. We are living in a synthetic reality. I hope people have learned something from my blog over the last six years. I have uploaded over 1,000 posts in that time. But I couldn’t have done it without the help of other bloggers. There are a few people who have shown me great support over the years.
There are many bloggers and people I’ve chatted with on YouTube. And many of them have opened my eyes to the deception around me. They have made me look at things from a different perspective. They made me challenge my own personal beliefs. I’d like to thank fellow bloggers such as Moorbey,Land of Kam,Diary of a Negress,Original Black Woman,Onitaset Kumat,HungLikeJesus,Melanin Man,Chef Ahki,Shelby Courtland,Amos Magazine,Cliff Green,Lumumba Afrika,Chantel Keona,Sparking Thoughts,Cree7,Adunola the Oracle,Tahtahme Xero,Ajua Luv,Kelley,Sunny Delyte, CC Saunders,Jakke Brown,Brotha Wolf,No Black Pete,BlackMyStory,4thAngelsBowl,Queen Afua,Truth Angel,Naga Kanyah, Cynical Afrikan,Malaika Mutere,Alicia Monet,Trojan Pam(R.I.P),Queen Adira,Akings Truth,Hugh Cipher,Omay Farlane,Nidotopian Warrior,Wyzedome,Black Empowerment,Brother Osei, King Lo the Rastar,One Tawny Stranger,OldSchoolBlog,Roshumba Monique and Infinite Alkhemist. I want to thank each and every one of you. You all have your own unique perspective on this crazy world we live in. I want to thank each and every one of you for the information you’ve all given me over the years. But I’ve been burned out as of late. I have my own personal problems I’m going through. I know you all have your problems as well. I’ve taken breaks before but this one will probably be longer. I have some things I need to work out. And to be honest,trying to wake up people drains you. I’ve been on this journey for a very long time. It takes it’s toll on you. But I do want to make something clear. I have not giving up on my people. Many times black people do let me down. But I have not thrown in the towel on freedom and liberation. That will always be priority number one. I’m not sure when I’ll be back blogging full time. Even though I wont be blogging I’ll still be around. I guess you could say I’m going “underground” for awhile. I think 2019 will be a very stressful year for all of us. I’m not sure what it will be but I feel as though something is coming. I think we all should be preparing in these uncertain times. Look out for your family and friends. You guys take care. Peace and blessings. Your brother,KP.