New Orleans Native Stacey Muhammad takes a seat in the Director’s Chair on “Queen Sugar” on the OWN Network

One of our New Orleans Sisters, Stacey Muhammad, award writer, director, and producer has added another achievement to her resume; she is one of Queen Sugar’s newest all female directors! Yes, another one of ours has made it to the Big Time with Auntie Oprah lol. I couldn’t help myself.


In addition to Stacey Muhammad, Queen Sugar added four new directing chairs bringing the total number of female filmmakers to make their U.S. scripted television directing debuts on the all-female-helmed series.

The new directors are Clacey Duke, C. Fitz, Pratibha Parmar, Deborah Kampmeir and Stacey Muhammad.

“Stacey’s voice as a filmmaker is clear, bold, and ready to be heard.” – Ava Duvernay

Photo credit Queen Sugar OWN Network.
Stacey Muhammad https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3549323/

New Orleans native Stacey M. is an award-winning writer and director with an impressive slate of groundbreaking, critically acclaimed work that has screened before audiences worldwide.

“What a gem of a director has been found in the discovery of Stacey Muhammad. Her series, For Colored Boys, is a marvel of cinematic craft and superb storytelling. The series reminds you of the high quality shows The Corner and The Wire. Stacey is that good of a director.” – Charles S. Dutton.

If you do not know Stacey Muhammad, by name I’m pretty sure you have heard of “The Creed, For Colored Boys, I AM SEAN BELL, Finding Forever and BET News.” Yes, that’s all her! In addition to that, she has produced and directed several New Orleans based documentaries.

On April 30, 2019, Stacey M Films released ”Black AF Mini Docs” episode one features the Black Indians of New Orleans with Big Chief Kevin Goodman and the Flaming Arrows.


I recently celebrated St. Joseph’s Night with Big Chief Kevin Goodman and his Gang, and we had a wonderful time under the Claiborne Bridge.

I’m so excited about our future, New Orleans! Look at us soar all over the world, defying the odd, erasing stereotypes, creating legacies, and paving the way as those before us! I’m honored to be entrusted share with you all! There’s no better feeling than to see one of my sister’s of any race shatter the ceilings made to block our view of the stars!

My Nola Sister’s are definitely on the map and making waves in the oceans!!⚜️

Thank you, Anita, and Stacey for being the ultimate Nola Chic Roll Models!!!


Source: The Tweet and Photo credit: Anita, APMedia Exec, Stacey Muhammad and Queen Sugar OWN


Native of New Orleans, who endured 20yrs cruel Minnesota Cold, I decided at 42yrs old it was time to pack up my then 6yr old and come back to my roots. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a preterm 2lb baby girl born with a disability. With the help of my mother who had her own struggles. We survived the obstacles laid before us. I'm the proud mother of three children with two failed adoptions, as well as a grandmother of three, two grandsons and a granddaughter. I survived two abusive marriages. I successfully ran a soulfood restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I started creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul.  He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute.  I put my all into my cake business over the years as House of Cakes was started right out of my house in honor of him. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, foster/adoptive mother at that, being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me in a sense; but most of it poisoned my heart and soul. I had a broken heart and I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home,  myself, my New Orleans. I'm here and I'm loving it. Even being in the so called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up! I'm down in the boot, but I know I have a nice floppy hat awaiting my destiny...

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