by Akoto Ofori-Atta onOctober 11, 2011
Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner pair up in this modern take on black family life.
by Abdul Ali onJune 18, 2011
One writer laments the invisibility of complex black-father characters on television.
by Helena Andrews onMarch 3, 2011
Maybe the Cos was right: Women (sometimes) want to be rescued. But you can be an independent woman and still harbor fantasies of being saved by Liam Neeson. After all, we're talking Liam Neeson.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onFebruary 17, 2011
Actor-comedian approves of Katie Couric’s suggestion that a Muslim version of The Cosby Show could combat Islamophobia.
February 13, 2011
There's something majestic about seeing black love on-screen. Between Cliff and Clair's romantic moments on their couch and Dwayne Wayne squealing "Baby, please, please," there's plenty of love to go around this Valentine's Day.
by Zaheer Ali onJanuary 6, 2011
The seminal TV show rode a wave of black achievement to challenge racial stereotypes. But Katie Couric's well-intentioned statements to the contrary, American Muslims will need more than a situation comedy to counter Islamophobia.
by Martin Johnson onAugust 26, 2010
The memoirist-philanthropist-TV producer talks about her debut novel, Bill Cosby, Lena Horne and the philanthropic life.
September 25, 2009
Dr. Sut Jhally talks about his study on “The Cosby Show,” Cosby’s deal with white America and Obama’s “inner Huxtable.”
September 20, 2009
Clair Huxtable came into my life in 1984, my junior year of high school. And from that moment forward, she was a role model for me and all I aspired to be: a wife, a mom, a successful attorney and a well-poised, fabulously dressed, attractive black woman.
September 18, 2009
“The Cosby Show” was activist television, agitprop theater disguised as sitcom.
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