The Basiks is everything you need/want to know in the world of news, sports, politics and entertainment all told through the words and eyes of Marquise Francis. But who am I? Why listen to me? Currently, I am a producer on the 6 o'clock primetime show PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton on msnbc. Day in and day out I make sure the Rev has everything he needs before, during and after the show as well as make sure I contribute to the news gathering of the day. In addition, I usually write the final block of the show as a take away or compelling story about moving America forward and continuing to fight for justice amidst all of the injustice.
As a recent grad (Syracuse Univ. c/o '13) and a young professional there is so much in the world that affects our current and future lives. The sad thing is a lot of what reaches my generation and those younger than me is information or ideas that are clouded with misinformation or things that do not push us forward as a collective society. I plan on talking about controversial topics, fun topics and things that may be off the wall, but offering up an intellectual spin on it all. I hope you can join in on the conversation as well and let me know what you think. I am excited to take on this journey and can't wait to see where it takes me.
lives by one word: achievement. in anything and everything, achieve.