“Black-ish” — Offensive or Refreshing?

The new ABC sitcom has struck a chord -- and set off a debate By Maria Estevez Mackey Since its debut  in September, the show Black-ish has sparked controversy. Starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson - as Bow and Andre Johnson. The ABC sitcom has been targeted for both its title and edgy subject… Continue reading “Black-ish” — Offensive or Refreshing?

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The Drip Drop of Stereotypes

We love Empire, but… By Lemuel Reddick Everybody’s talking about Empire, this season’s hottest new show. Its ratings have soared and the show has already been renewed. But even as we are addicted to the exploits and the music of the Lyons family, the show offers some of the worst stereotypes of black men and… Continue reading The Drip Drop of Stereotypes

Not So Fresh

If “Fresh Off the Boat” stopped pandering to a white audience it would be a better show by Massiel Ramos First came Black-ish, and now Fresh Off the Boat adds to sitcoms introduced recently that focus on families of color. But this new ABC ½ hour comedy that follows a Taiwanese family living in Orlando… Continue reading Not So Fresh