Kenya Barris' Depiction of a Black Family is More Realistic and "BlackAF" Than We Thought


Television writer Kenya Barris returns with another television show similar to the others in his arsenal.  This time around, Barris is exploring his very own Black identity, Black plight, and Black experience, which reminds you that he is indeed BlackAF.

The creator of Black-ish, Grown-ish, and Mixed-ish makes a declaration with #BlackAF, which is documented and narrated through the scope of his daughter.  In the first episode, it’s hard to tell if it’s a scripted reality show or if he’s poking fun at reality television?  However, you soon learn it’s a show within a show.  I think the cause of confusion is Barris casting himself in the not-so-convincing lead role.  That decision assists in the struggle of completing the first episode.  It’s saving grace for some are the familiar Black-ish elements sprinkled in there.  Still, the pretentious