Appraising Black-Ish and Its Satisfying, Imperfect First Half

On Wednesday night, Black-ish aired its requisite Christmas episode, the fall finale, which featured Andre (Anthony Anderson) campaigning to be the first Black Santa for his annual office party. One of the show's simple, burdensome tasks as a Black family sitcom that also directly tackles race is to merely succeed. In… » 12/11/14 4:10pm 12/11/14 4:10pm

​An Appreciation for the Black Music in Black-ish

Wednesday night's episode of Black-ish opened with Trick Daddy's "I'm A Thug." This was a great and special thing. As Trick Daddy's street socio-political anthem plays in the background, Anthony Anderson's character Andre does a voiceover rant about the importance of Black ownership: "Credit hasn't always been the… » 10/16/14 3:50pm 10/16/14 3:50pm

How to Get Away With Murder and Black-ish Picked Up for Full Seasons

There will be enough Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross to go around at least until May sweeps, as both Black-ish and the Shonda Rhimes-produced How to Get Away with Murder have been been ordered for full seasons by ABC. Like Annalise Keating, I am glowering at an invisible camera in celebration. » 10/10/14 9:50am 10/10/14 9:50am