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Actors From ‘black-ish’ Speak Out About “Police Brutality” Episode


(AllHipHop News) Recently both Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, lead actors in the ABC television show black-ish spoke at #PaleyFest on their roles in a recent episode that tackles police brutality.

The episode called “Hope” focuses on the family’s reaction to the murder of a Black teenager by a police officer and how everyone in the family deals with the verdict.

While watching the news on TV, their kids ask some tough questions and Dre (dad) and Bow (mom) have to find ways to teach their children about what is happening in the world.

Dre, Pops and Ruby (grandma and grandpa) think the kids should be aware of their surroundings, while Bow wants to give them, “a hopeful view about life.”

The show has gotten big reviews from critics and now the characters are speaking about what it was like creating the controversial episode.

When asked about the episode, Anthony Anderson said that the episode personally affected him after he too was a victim of police brutality in his younger years while living in Compton and as a student at Howard University.

“We pride ourselves on being topical and timely,” Anthony Anderson told the AP press. “In the light of whats going on with young Black men across this country, me in particular being a victim of police brutality. Growing up in Compton and while I was a student at Howard University protesting at a Ku Klux Klan rally, I speak to that and I know it first hand. What we deal with on our show really comes from our lives and the experiences we’ve had.”

“As a mom, or as a parent, how do you address these issues with a generation that didn’t experience a lot of these things and that are happening in our country, and then how do you have those conversations?” a concerned Tracee Ellis Ross explained.

This year #PaleyFest partnered with Citi and Hulu in support of the The Paley Center for Media.

With locations in New York and Los Angeles, The Paley Center focuses on the cultural, creative, and the social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

Check out some clips from the episode below and a link to the ABC episode below.

http://abc.go.com/shows/blackish/episode-guide/season-02/16-hope

  • Chyze

    Regardless of what you may think about the show…..they were brave enough to use their platform to shine a light on the reality of America. We tend to act like America is so great compared to every other country like we don’t have skeletons in our closets that we locked away and ignore rather than address them. I love my country for what it should be but at times I resent it for what it is.

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  • The City

    The oppressors will cry foul and ask why we’re always using the race card. Well that’s because you’ve been dealing from the bottom of the deck for centuries…our people should always be race conscience when interacting with the establishment.

    • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

      F*ck these pale face crakkka’s.

      • Q.

        MA’AM, THAT’S SO RACIST!!! #CRAKKKALIVESMATTER

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        No lives matter. Clock won’t stop for a f*ck thing.

      • Q.

        If no lives matter, then why not just kill yourself?

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        Fine, lives do matter. But in the larger context of things, all of our lives are insignificant. The earth still spins. Life goes on when we die. No matter how great you are, in a thousand years no one will remember your name. Michael Jordan, The Beatles, 2pac, Michael Jackson, etc. None of it will matter anymore. Even if the planet isn’t destroyed by then, lots of things will change. Probably half of the planet will be inhabitable. There will be mass migrations. Countries will fall, lines will be redrawn. Languages will change.

      • Q.

        Actually, we do remember individuals from thousands of years ago–there are plenty of records of great individuals from eons past. While only change itself is permanent, cause and effect is fundamental to humanity. There is no future without the Now, so your life is only as insignificant as you make it.

      • ZUBU

        Ignore him…^^^ He is just a rebel rouser… This agent is here to start turmoil… Oh he is white, or whatever he is… Here to start trouble… For certain………..

      • Drake’s 3rd best Ghostwriter

        I’m not an “agent”. What the f*ck is that even ? I’m an asshole.

  • Gap Tooth Bruce

    I dont feel all white americans are bad ppl just like police arent all bad but i be damn if I dont show and teach my son the real world we live in!

  • Q.

    “PaleyFest”…I thought that was a Donald Drumpf rally.

  • The Legendary Troll

    this dude gettin old. damn

  • IDNTGIVAFUCKBOUTNOTHING

    Blackish is really the Only TV show that I still watch Consistently.

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