” Black, white, rich, poor – we galvanize through the hard times. We really see it happen in relationships. In the best and worst of those moments, you come together, and you look for your tribe. “


” My kids are nothing like I remember black kids being when I was a kid. “


” My kids did not know that Obama was the first black president. I felt like I needed to tell them because I felt like, ‘How could you not know that?’ But for the ones who didn’t know, he was basically the only president they knew. “


” I’m doing another pilot about a black Democratic pundit who’s married to a white Republican pundit. And the purpose of me wanting to do that show – and ABC sort of supported me in the way they did – is because I feel like, you know, the political system is like an old married couple. “


” I wanted to do a show about a family that is absolutely black. Because as Du Bois has shown, we do have to live a double consciousness every day in the world. We have to walk our path and walk the mainstream path, and there’s never really been a show that’s talked about what that’s like. “


” I set out to tell my story, which is based on my family. Dr. Cosby told his story in ‘The Cosby Show.’ The comparisons stop there in terms of my creation of the show. We just both happen to have black fathers at the center of it. “


” I tried to do Kwanzaa with my family and was like, ‘This sucks. What am I doing this for?’ For me, I felt like I was doing it because I was trying to live up to someone else’s idea of what ‘black’ was. “


” I’m not for having to support everything that’s black, because I definitely don’t. But I do feel like it is imperative for us to see that we are not a monolithic people. “



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Black, white, rich, poor - we galvanize through the hard times. We really see it happen in relationships. In the best and worst of those moments, you come together, and you look for your tribe.
My kids are nothing like I remember black kids being when I was a kid.


My kids did not know that Obama was the first black president. I felt like I needed to tell them because I felt like,
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I wanted to do a show about a family that is absolutely black. Because as Du Bois has shown, we do have to live a double consciousness every day in the world. We have to walk our path and walk the mainstream path, and there
I set out to tell my story, which is based on my family. Dr. Cosby told his story in
I tried to do Kwanzaa with my family and was like,
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