In this week’s episode of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast, we interview actor Skyla I’Lece and tech entrepreneur DeJuan Strickland.
Segment 1: Skyla I’Lece will appear in the upcoming Disney+ basketball drama series, The Crossover. Poetry and basketball collide in this powerful new series about 14-year-old twin brothers who come of age on and off court, and this inspirational and emotional family drama is narrated through lyrical poetry. I’Lece plays female lead Alexis (known as Miss Sweet Tea in the novel), a talented musician who has just moved back to the neighborhood and becomes intertwined with the twin brothers. NBA star LeBron James serves as an executive producer. The Crossover will debut on Disney Channel on April 4, 2023, then will drop the following day on Disney+.
Segment 2: DeJuan Strickland is a 14-year-old scholar who enjoys gaming, anime, and comics. He has launched two comic books of his own called Techboy and Science Girl. He is a member of the National Black Society of Engineers Junior Chapter. He’s an advocate for anti-bullying, and proceeds of his comic go to the organization Therapy for Black Kids.
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax