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Entertainment 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris Says 'Enough Is Enough' As Episode About Police Brutality Re-Airs

12:21  03 june  2020
12:21  03 june  2020 Source:   etonline.com

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  ABC to Re-air 'Black-ish' Police Violence Episode The 2016 installment, along with a 2017 episode called "Juneteenth," are scheduled for Tuesday night.The episode, "Hope," centers on the Johnson family's reactions to a court case involving an African American teenager who was allegedly the victim of police violence. When the kids start asking questions about it, Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) are at odds over how to address them: Dre and his parents (played by Laurence Fishburne and Jenifer Lewis) want to offer an unvarnished look at how the legal system has treated black people, while Bow opts for a more hopeful message about what could be.

Kenya Barris (born August 9, 1974) is an American television writer, actor, and producer. Barris was born in Inglewood, California, and is an alumnus of Clark Atlanta University.

Kenya Barris , the A-list writer-producer behind the ABC comedy “ black - ish ,” has grown frustrated with his home network and is examining the possibility of making an early exit It has delved into police brutality , the fallout from the election of President Trump and the use of the N-word among children.

Kenya Barris looking at the camera © Jemal Countess/FilmMagic

Kenya Barris says "enough is enough" as he stands up for and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.

TheBlack-ish creator shared that the show's 2016 episode titled "Hope," which deals with police brutality, would be re-airing Tuesday night, in light of the ongoing protests happening all over the country. Barris explained that it has been more than four years since the episode aired and talks about how it was inspired by his own conversation with his children about the "countless examples of systemic oppression happening around them."

"It's been 1,562 days since we first shared that episode with the world and it breaks my heart on so many levels that this episode feels just as timely as it did then and eerily prescient to what's happening to black people in this country today," Barris wrote on Instagram.

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Black - ish creator Kenya Barris reveals the backstory to his shelved anti-Trump episode that led to his departure, clashes with Disney's Ben Sherwood "When you' re putting a baby to sleep, you' re trying to soothe whatever anxieties they' re having," says Barris , speaking for the first time about the

LOS ANGELES — Kenya Barris , the A-list writer and producer behind the comedy “ black - ish ,” will part ways with ABC Studios in August — three years before his contract was The series became known for hot-button story lines centered on race, delving into police brutality , fallout from the election of

The episode is timely, as many are calling for an end to police brutality and protesting after the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died after a police officer held him down by the neck with his knee.

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While Barris is grateful to ABC for re-airing "Hope," as well as its "Juneteenth" episode, he added that this is about "coming together as a country and as a humankind to say enough is enough."

"Hope" centers on the Johnson family reacting to a court case involving a black teenager who was allegedly a victim of police violence. Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) are then at odds about how to discuss the situation with their kids when they start asking questions about it. While one parent wants to discuss the tarnished legal system and how it treats black people, the other wants to take a more hopeful approach.

House Judiciary panel to hold police brutality hearing next week

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ROLE PLAYING Kenya Barris has never acted before but was inspired by the example of Larry We ’ re standing on the set of #blackAF, the upcoming Netflix comedy series that Barris not only Rather than allow the episode to air in a defanged state, Barris agreed to pull it. He then asked to be

“ Black - ish ” is similarly grounded in the experiences of creator Kenya Barris (who wrote the Feb. 24 episode ), as well as the show’s writers, producers Talking about police brutality in an era in which it’s at the forefront of the media is “what this family would naturally be going through,” Barris said .

"Black rights are human rights, and this continued injustice impacts all of us," Barris noted. "So while we hope these episodes can bring your families together in watching and learning, the real hope is that it inspires you to join us in demanding liberty and justice for all - once and for all."

As Hollywood continues to speak out against police brutality, other movies and television shows touching on the injustices in the black community are also being highlighted.

Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that it would be making the movie Just Mercy available to watch for free throughout the month of June to promote education about racism and injustices within the legal system.

Just Mercy, the 2019 film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, stars Jamie Foxx as wrongfully convicted death row inmate Walter McMillian and Michael B. Jordan as defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, in a real-life story about fighting for justice in an unbalanced system.

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  John Oliver to 'Professional Alarmist' and 'Sentient Polo Mallet' Tucker Carlson: 'F— You Forever' (Video) John Oliver used last night's entire "Last Week Tonight" episode to attack police for attacking civilians protesting police brutality against blacks in America. Oh yeah, and to attack Tucker Carlson — Oliver fired more than a few rubber bullets at that guy. "If you're black in America, I can't even begin to imagine how scared, angry and exhausted you must feel," Oliver said on his Sunday evening program, which actually taped on Saturday morning. Before he went back into the history of racial injustice in law enforcement, the HBO host had some choice words (spoiler alert, it was the "F" word) for President Trump — and also for anyone talking more ab

ABC reportedly had "creative differences" with " Black - ish " creator Kenya Barris over the episode that tackled kneeling NFL players. Black - ish has dealt with other controversial topics such as the N word and police brutality . It may be that ABC decided the subject of kneeling football players was one

From left: Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, Marsai Martin and Anthony Anderson in “ black - ish .”Credit Patrick Wymore/ABC.

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