Am I Black or Am I Blue? Special Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Profiling

Carla Renata and Terry Crews

Fox's hit sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been rewarded for it out of the box approach to the traditional sitcom formula by winning a Golden Globe.  Their tradition continues with a special episode that airs tonight in which Terry Crews' character Sergeant Jeffords, has a very personal, racially motivated encounter with a fellow police officer while in his own neighborhood.

Carla Renata with Brooklyn Nine-Nine Writer Phil Augusta Jackson

Carla Renata with Brooklyn Nine-Nine Writer Phil Augusta Jackson

 

I recently sat down with Terry, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Co-creator/Executive Producer Dan Goor and the show writer Phil Augusta Jackson to chat about  the inspiration behind this episode, and their insights into why it was important for them to tell this story on the show.

 

 

These three men  were delightful and the light they shed on tackling such a difficult subject for network television was enlightening, entertaining and most of all relevant to what is happening in today's society.

Carla Renata with Co-Creator/Executive Producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine  - Dan Goor

Here are a few excerpts from our interview  in the link a below, as well as,  a sneak peek of  tonight's episode...

 

 

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Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of UBNRAdio.com, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!