'Hope' - When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them. Dre, along with Pops and Ruby, feel the kids need to know what kind of world they're living in, while Bow would like to give them a more hopeful view about life. When the verdict is announced, the family handles the news in different ways while watching the community react, on 'black-ish,' WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.  LAURENCE FISHBURNE, ANTHONY ANDERSON, TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, MARSAI MARTIN, MARCUS SCRIBNER, MILES BROWN, YARA SHAHIDI, JENIFER LEWIS

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For all the moms and dads struggling to talk to their children about social injustice and police brutality, Black-ish has the answer.

Mekeisha Madden Toby
Feb, 25, 2016

For all the moms and dads struggling to talk to their children about the tragic and racially charged deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray and the subsequent protests, Black-ish has an answer: just talk to them.

The conversations won’t be pretty but they will be honest and as the ABC sitcom poignantly proves on Wednesday night’s award-worthy installment titled “Hope,” such exchanges are the only way to foster a tangible sense of change.  Just have the tissues handy. This episode will bring tears to your eyes.

Here’s a preview:


 

Black-ish airs 9:30 pm Wednesdays on ABC.

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