You can have good times with anyone, but it's really different and much more interesting when you look at how you get through the bad times with someone.
I really want to do what 'Veep' did. 'Veep,' in a very comical way, gave us a look inside the political machine, but I want to do it for the average American family.
I think that's the key to any artistic endeavor: You want it to feel fresh and not have people look at it like it's re-creation of something else unless it's done in a really strong way.
There's never really been a true apology for slavery.
No civil rights movement has gotten anywhere without the help of white liberals.
'A Different World,' for me, was in a lot of ways responsible for me going to college. I wanted to go to a black college, and I wanted to get out of Los Angeles. It's just a natural part of all of our journeys, that idea of leaving home.
I think that, for so much of our matriculation through American society, black people sort of feel like outsiders.
Jill Soloway is a friend of mine. She does 'Transparent,' and she's amazingly funny and brilliant and bright. And I love her show.
My mom went through civil rights; my dad went through civil rights. My name was Kenya because they wanted to give me an African name.
If Adam Sandler does a bad movie, he doesn't bring down the whole white race. But if Tyler Perry does, it's like, 'See what you guys do?' and that type of thing.
ABC has a general policy that you can't show images of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
I'm doing another pilot about a black Democratic pundit who's married to a white Republican pundit. And the purpose of me wanting to do that show - and ABC sort of supported me in the way they did - is because I feel like, you know, the political system is like an old married couple.