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“The Jeffersons” made history as the first series to showcase an upwardly mobile Black family in prime time, and in so doing changed perceptions about African American life on and off screen. For 11 groundbreaking seasons, “The Jeffersons” kept America laughing while exploring hot-button issues like racism, classism, interracial marriage, gender identity and women’s rights.…

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In this week’s episode of Norman Lear’s new podcast, “All of the Above” on PodcastOne, he delivers his iconic brand of activism in a conversation about race relations with “The Carmichael Show” creator, actor, writer and comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Also discussed are Carmichael’s approach to stand-up comedy, the significance of starting conversations for social progression and…

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In the 197’s, the TV show “All In the Family” was a national hit. It told the story of a working-class, lovable bigot named Archie Bunker, played by actor Carroll O’Connor. Bunker’s view on America, politics, gays, Hispanics, Blacks, Jews and life were laughable 44 years ago. But today it’s close to the same rhetoric spewed…

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On Jan. 18, 1975, Archie Bunker’s loudmouthed neighbor George Jefferson landed himself an upscale, 12th floor apartment on the east side and he launched a new dry cleaning franchise. The aspirational husband and father, didn’t mince words, which played in and against his favor. “The Jeffersons” was a spinoff of the cult phenomenon “All in the Family,” which…

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The use of the n-word has long been an on-going debate in the black community and Kenya Barris, creator of the hit ABC sitcom “Black-ish,” wants to use his show as a platform to spark more discussion on the subject. In its upcoming second season premiere, youngest son Jack (Miles Brown) sings along to Kanye West’s…

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The beloved Evans family that we grew up with is coming to the big screen. Kenya Barris, creator of the hit sitcom “Black-ish,” has been given the green light by Sony to write a feature film adaptation of the classic sitcom, “Good Times.” Sources say Barris, who was brought in after initial screenwriter Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph,…

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