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Watch: Patti LaBelle Is Everyone’s Favorite Mom

There’s something about Mrs. Wayne from A Different World.

30 Years Later, 7 Ways A Different World Was Woke AF 30 Years Later, 7 Ways A Different World Was Woke AF

A Different World was an American sitcom that aired for six seasons beginning in September 1987, making it 30 this year. The show focused on students attending a fictional historically black college in Virginia, Hillman, the alma mater of Clair and Cliff Huxtable of The Cosby Show.

10 Ways A Different World Lied to Us About HBCU Life 10 Ways A Different World Lied to Us About HBCU Life

If there’s one way I know that the show was a pure work of fiction, it’s that in all the seasons of A Different World, we never saw anyone having to go to the financial aid office and act a straight donkey. There are a few experiences that truly bind those of us who graduated from HBCUs, no matter if we went to…

The Mighty, Mighty Panthers of Clark Atlanta University The Mighty, Mighty Panthers of Clark Atlanta University

I was 8 years old when A Different World premiered, and after watching the first episode, I knew without a doubt that I would be attending an HBCU. I didn’t know much about life, or even where or what exactly an HBCU was, but I was absolutely certain that I was going to a school just like Hillman College. It wasn’t…

From A Different World to Dear White People: Meet the Black-TV-Series Whisperer, Yvette Lee Bowser From A Different World to Dear White People: Meet the Black-TV-Series Whisperer, Yvette Lee Bowser

“We’re all storytellers,” Yvette Lee Bowser said to me during our chat after I asked her how she battles creative blockages. She went on: “Writer’s block only exists when trying to figure out specifically how you’re going to tell the story. I never feel a dearth of stories to tell or characters of whom to tell those…

SportsCenter’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s A Different World Remake Is Epic SportsCenter’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith’s A Different World Remake Is Epic

Our favorite sportscasters have done it for the culture.

An Ode To Jaleesa Vinson: The Unsung Hero Of A Different World An Ode To Jaleesa Vinson: The Unsung Hero Of A Different World

In an effort to distract myself from the bad news of recent days — the fate of NY area sports teams, the latest Kanye track, my most recent bank statement — I’ve kicked off a binge of A Different World.

Boycotting Bill Cosby Means A Different World Too Boycotting Bill Cosby Means A Different World Too

Earlier this year, I admitted that the moral quandary many face about recognizing R. Kelly's misdeeds and being fans of his music has never been an issue for me. Not because I'm any more or less moral than those struggling with — or just straight not caring about — his history with young girls, but because R. Kelly…

Shit Bougie Black People Love: 20. A Different World Shit Bougie Black People Love: 20. A Different World

You might remember the late 80s and early 90s as a forgettable period of time where Republicans ran the White House, t-shirts had shoulder pads, and everyone cool got AIDS. This is because you're not a Bougie Black Person. Bougie Black People hold this period especially dear, as many of their favorite memories…

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