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A Different World

Jaimie Etkin

Looking Back On 'A Different World,' 20 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

The Huxtables of "The Cosby Show" lived on in "A Different World," the NBC comedy's 1987 spinoff that followed Cliff (Bill Cosby) and Clair's (Phylici...

Lou Myers Dead At 76

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | Celebrity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Actor Lou Myers, best known for his role as ornery restaurant owner Mr. Gaines on the television series "A Different World,"...

'Different World' Actor Dies

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Celebrity

Lou Myers, the actor most known for playing Mr. Vernon Gaines on the NBC sitcom "A Different World," is dead. TMZ reports that the actor died on Feb. ...

A Different World: The Post-Millennial Perils of Black Family T.V. Programming

Michael W. Waters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

It appears that to find meaningful black, family television programming in the new millennium, we must return to the old one. It's a different world from where we came from.

Lessons From 'A Different World'

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

I still entertain dreams of moving my wife to Brooklyn Heights on a quest for the Cosby dream -- kids, a brownstone, and community engagement. The Cosby's taught us so much without being a public service announcement.

LOOK: 'A Different World' 25 Years Later

Posted 09.24.2012 | Black Voices

25 years ago today, comedian and icon Bill Cosby introduced America to a spinoff adapted from his very own -- and hugely successful and influentia...

Jasmine Guy's Favorite Hotspots In Hotlanta

Posted 07.06.2012 | Black Voices

A sprawling metropolis, Atlanta is made up of different communities that each have their own distinctive personalities. From the high-octane energy of...

UFW Concerts: Chatting With Kris Kristofferson Plus Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, and Shevy Smith's Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Filmed in Brooklyn by way of Southern California, "Rocket Fuel" is off Shevy Smith's Ad Astra record, which was released this May.

Bones' Tamara Taylor Has Overcome Shyness and Orthodontia to Conquer Hollywood

Tamar Abrams | Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Show business was an odd career aspiration given that little Tamara was, by her own admission, really shy. "I was an only child and my mom threw me into some modeling classes to get me out of my shell," she says.

'90s Black Sitcom Stars Return To TV

Posted 02.01.2012 | TV

Everyone loves a good comeback and as of late, TV has been chock-full of them. When "The Voice's" Cee Lo Green had the former "Family Matters" star...

Five Black TV Couples Who Shouldn't Have Married

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 12.24.2011 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

For TV couples, the titles "husband" and "wife" are just the beginning. They also have to convince viewers that they're compatible -- that they belong together. Here's a list of matrimonial pairs who may've missed the mark.

'A Different World' Actress Jasmine Guy, 48, Steps Out (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Look who it is! Below is Jasmine Guy, best known as Whitley Gilbert Wayne from 'A Different World.' Nearly 20 years later she has a recurring role ...