It's a hit sitcom on ABC and it's one of my favorite TV shows. It's BLACK-ISH. Last night, there was a Dre and Rainbow moment of love for those of us who wave the rainbow flag.
But Papa Dre, who is gay-friendly, gets knotted up at a gay friendship now involving one of his kids. He's has to -- and he will -- learn another lesson in acceptance.
There was civil rights activist, feminist and writer Audre Lorde. Jazz lyricist and arranger Billy Strayhorn collaborated with Duke Ellington to compose some of the greatest music of Ellington's career. One such composition was "Take the A Train."
You get the idea.
If you are a BLACK-ISH writer and you are reading this....THANK YOU FOR YOUR FUNNY, TOUCHING, RELEVANT WORK! I know that writing is not easy -- especially writing for episodic television. I've been a fan of BLACK-ISH since its premiere episode. I grew up in South Central L.A. watching shows like ROOM 222, SANFORD AND SON, JULIA, GOOD TIMES, THE JEFFERSONS, THE FLIP WILSON SHOW. To see a current show about a black family that touches on feelings and experiences I've had, a show that stars an actor who grew up where I did...wow. I am extremely grateful and proud.