My Formal Apology to black-ish


Not that black-ish needs an apology from me, but I need to at least admit that I was hasty in my judgment of the show, which I 100% did not like in the very beginning.

I said a lot of harsh things that I will not repeat right now, especially since you can read it right here.

Listen, I stand behind what I write so I’m not going to sit up here and delete the post.

Initially, I wasn’t a fan.

But last night, black-ish tackled the subject of police brutality and racism and I had to say something about how powerful that episode was.

I laughed, I thought and I laughed some more.

That’s the mark of good TV.

And now with other shows I enjoy like Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless and Power I can add black-ish to the list of show’s whose writing and acting I respect.

But it took me a while to get to this point.

Last year a friend of mine told me to give black-ish a second chance, and I was hesitant at first because of my first impressions in 2014. But I have caught a few episodes this season like the one about the barber shop, which also touched on black America’s obsession with Empire, and I have laughed a lot more and enjoyed the storylines.

I won’t make this a long post because as I write this I’m also proofing my second story before it’s published (you can purchase the first one here).

I just wanted to officially amend my previous judgment of the show. Blame my innate impatience for wanting what I want when I want it, or whatever. Just know that I’m learning how to be more patient with allowing things to blossom in their own time.

Black-ish is current, relatable and it addresses issues within the black community that need to be tackled. Everything I needed it to be when I first watched it has come to fruition, and I believe in giving credit where its due.

Now, am I stating that black-ish will be my #1 Wednesday night show?

HELL NO! Because I’m one of the black American’s that’s obsessed with Empire and y’all already know how I feel about Lucious and Cookie from Philly.

But I must still give respect to this show for stepping up its game and being the type of television that reflects another aspect of the black experience.



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