Award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne of ‘Black-ish’ joins Mass Appeal Radio

Laurence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson

Laurence Fishburne of the hit family sitcom “Black-ish” joins Mass Appeal.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

HOLLYWOOD — Recently, award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne joined Mass Appeal’s Wayne Hodges and radio veteran Reggie Brown on the REGGIE-N-WAYNE SHOW on Kansas City radio station KGGN 890 AM to discuss BLACK-ISH — a brand new family sitcom on ABC. Fishburne joined Reggie-N-Wayne to explain what it means to be BLACK-ISH and the general message that cast members are hoping to disseminate to the viewers. You can hear Fishburne’s Q&A below.

Black-ish making its mark on ABC

BLACK-ISH, which premiered on Sept. 24th, is a unique kind of comedy that illuminates cultural differences amongst three generations within the same family.

The show also sheds light on the many socioeconomic challenges facing modern-day African-American families. Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson (played by Anderson) is blessed with a great job, a beautiful wife, four children and a colonial home in the ‘burbs. But has success brought too much assimilation for this black family? Fishburne, who won a Tony Award in 1992 and an Emmy Award in 1993, plays Pops Johnson — the grandpa.

Again, you can hear Fishburne’s Q&A through the media player below.

15 comments

  1. I like it. I think it show that being black is just being honest about who you are. It’s not downing anybody else’s culture but how we represent ourselves in being successful and evolving our culture. I like it. I have High Hopes for this show.

  2. I don’t think America is ready for a show like this lol. But I like it! & that “Africans don’t even like us” comment had me dying. It’s kinda true though lol

  3. I don’t normally curse but I’m pleading to ABC to please pull this shit from its Wednesday Primetime line up. Its embarrassing to watch. Makes black people look stupid and weak. Somebody must have sold their soul to even be a actor in this coonery bafoonery. This is a sad day for black people and we’re in serious trouble. The fact that ABC would even air this

  4. Anthony Anderson and L. Fishburn said that because America is such a melting pot, all ethnic groups that take on the American culture are a bit Blackish. I liked the show, but I don’t like the title. It will push a lot of people away. Hopefully as the Father and Grandfather evolve, they won’t bring up race so much. Instead they may want to present the subtle social issues that African-Americans face daily in a humorous way, to educate all the non-racist Euro-Americans who are completely unaware; and to educate non-progressive Afr-Amers that it’s time to be forward-thinking to gain success.

  5. Kelseigh Redmon

    Love the show! Its about rediscovering what it means to be black in this country and reclaiming your identity. The title is a little off putting, but I think everyone should give it a chance.

  6. I love it, point blank its honest….. even though I dont have a high paying career like the man character I can relate to alot of the things that was said I would love to put some of the other ppl in their place about their comments but all in all I love the show and I will be watching it all with the other Wednesday night line up

  7. herbie benjamin

    Corny show , blacks are sell outs , will accept anything on tv . 

  8. Deshaun Williams

    Fishburne said ‘Africans don’t like us’ maybe if Black Comedians stopped making jokes about Africans, that sound like they came out the mouth of the Master … thats what Africans don’t like.

  9. Michelle Mitchell

    I think I’m going to actually watch this show

  10. I am a fun loving white guy who grew up watching positive black shows like the Cosby Show that helped me understand people of color. BLACK-ish doesnt compare to Cosby and shouldnt be supported.

  11. THE BLCKMND OFFICIAL

    MAN F*** YOUR PUNK ASS TRYING PLAY REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY SO YOU CAN FEEL LIKE THE VICTIM, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE START HAVING PRIDE AND START TAKING OWNERSHIP AND UPLIFTING THEMSELVES YOU WHITE MF’S CALL IT RACIST BECAUSE YOUR EXCLUDED.. F.U AND YOUR FEELINGS ALSO THE COSBY SHOW WAS NOT MEANT FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO RELATE TO, IT WAS FOR THE UPLIFTING OF BLACK PEOPLE.

  12. I agree with every word.

    The white man can suck my wrinkly black dick.

  13. @THE BLCKMND OFFICIAL: It isn’t about exclusion. It isn’t about “uplifting” yourself either. It is about hypocrisy. It is about you serving two masters. You cannot point the finger at white people and cry racism and turn around and throw around racist innuendos, and then just expect racism to disappear whenever you walk by.

    I was raised to believe that all men were equal. I was fed stories about how my ancestors fought and died in the civil war to free black folk, and then on my way to school, groups of black kids would chase me down and beat me up merely because I was white. Up to that point, the word “nigger” NEVER crossed my lips, but as I was being kicked in the head and having my lunch money stolen, I was learning the terms “honkey” and “cracker”.

    Granted, it toughened me up as the years went by, but it also jaded me. It was not white people that gave me a foul opinion of black people. It was black people. YOUR kind taught me to hate, not mine. Over the years, I learned to let that hate go, but occasionally, arrogant asses like you manage to draw it out.. So go ahead, hate some more. Just remember, hate begets hate.

    Also, the Cosby show was for EVERYONE, but your racist ass is too stupid to understand a black man that doesn’t see color the way you do.

    Get over yourself.

  14. You couldnt pay me to watch this uncle tom bullshit

  15. This show is stupid and embarassing to blacks

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