Vernon Jordan, III (King V, on the mic) is a Philly born 'n raised Writer, Filmmaker, and Poet. He is interested in stories about the interior lives of Black people - especially Black youth - and has a lifelong preference for the supernatural, technologically different, and otherwise speculative/magical/funky shit. As an AfroFuturist, he believes Black artists play a vital role in shaping futures and recovering pasts. Recently moved to NYC, Vernon can be found sipping Jasmine Teas and writing scripts, as a Screenwriting MFA candidate at Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema .
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive." ~ James Baldwin
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The anxiety of loneliness, the panic of disconnection.
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