The Get Down is Hip Hop’s First Fable

Netflix series The Get Down and Stranger Things have very little in common, but they’re built on nostalgic leanings that attempt to propel the events of their stories. The respective eras of these shows – 1980s for Stranger Things, 1970s for The Get Down – suffuse every frame of these shows, and yet in Stranger…

How Black-ish Saved Itself

BLACK DAMAGE ALERT LEVEL NOTICE: After much consideration and research, the TV show black-ish has had its BDAL rating downgraded from “WTF” to “Moderately Safe.” I repeat: it is officially okay to watch black-ish now. Seriously, I gave this show a hard time out the gate because the pilot was pandering garbage. It started to turn around…

4 Black TV Dads That Aren’t Shit Human Beings

Part of the reason why some people can’t navigate their hero worship of Bill Cosby amidst constantly unfolding post-rape-revelations is that not only do they not want to knock down a black idol, but one of the most endearing portrayals of a father on television. Like, ever. Watching an old good episode of The Cosby…