In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.
In The Brady Bunch's fifth and final season, all of the Brady kids were looking a little long in the tooth. As a last-minute gambit to salvage the show, eight-year-old Cousin Oliver joined the family, and oh, the hijinks and hilarity that ensued.
With the arrival of the Fosters, and hopefully more shows like it in our homes every week, we will begin to learn that what makes a family isn't biology, it's love -- nothing could be more unique or simple than that.
As a man who grew up in an urban environment that is now attending college at a fine Ivy League institution, I would like to let you know that I am not aspiring to become the controlling, manipulative and reckless psychopath that you continue to depict such men of color in your films.
Cosby carefully and famously avoided taking on most modern issues. Except, it seems, the issue of where women stood in Cosby's vision of a perfect world. He wanted to make one thing clear: In his mind, "family" was not a euphemism for patriarchy like it is for so many others.