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A Different World was added to Netflix recently, becoming popular all over again. Newer generations can watch what life is like at a historically Black college or university as well as witness other relatable experiences to most young people. However, there are plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets you all might not know about this college-set sitcom, which was a direct spin-off of The Cosby Show.
The impact of “A Different World” cannot be overstated. A television show that inspired students of all races and ethnicities to attend college? That’s major. And although the show has long since been off the air, its impact is still very strong.
So Oprah sat down with some of the cast members for her “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” series on OWN.
Hillman alum Jasmine Guy (Whitley Gilbert), Kadeem Hardison (Dwayne Wayne), Dawn Lewis (Jalessa Taylor), Sinbad (Coach Oakes), Darryl M. Bell (Ron Johnson), Cree Summer (Freddie Brooks) and executive producer of the show Debbie Allen all sat down to discuss the things they’ve been up to since they left the hit NBC series.
As you know, “A Different World” was a spinoff of “The Cosby Show” so the cast took time to pay homage to the genius of Bill Cosby in creating this groundbreaking show.
See what they had to say.
The cast of A Different World will appear on OWN on Sunday, October 26 at 9pm.
But before you catch up with these folks, Raven Symone sits down with Oprah to speak candidly about her life after childhood super stardom, including the Tweet that presumably announced to the world that she was a lesbian. You can watch Raven’s “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” episode on October 5 at 9pm. On that same day, you’ll have a chance to catch up with Jenna Von Oy (aka Six from “Blossom” and Stevie Van Lowe on “The Parkers.”)
And then on the following Sunday, October 12 you can see what Vivica Fox is doing these days.
Looks like a jam-packed season full of familiar faces. We’re here for it.
Good news! After so much success catching up with the underrated and often off-the-radar music stars in music with Unsung, TV One is about to bring us Unsung Hollywood. Same format, but giving us a back story on all the ups and downs of the careers and lives of black folks we love from TV and film. They already have episodes with Pam Grier, Kadeem Hardison and Robin Harris (to name a few) on deck, but we couldn’t help but throw a few options of stars they need to also profile out there. Check ’em out!
Talk about a beauty. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award, but the road to getting the nomination, and how life went for her after the fact wasn’t easy. Dandridge had the type of story that (if any of her colleagues are still alive to tell it) had everything from financial struggles (accountants swindled her out of thousands and she owed back taxes), nervous breakdowns, affairs, career explosions and moments that stalled, and the reinvention of her career later in life. She only lived 42 years, but her life and career has been one that has influenced everyone from Halle Berry, Cicely Tyson and more.
It is America’s hidden secret–sex trafficking right in our backyards.
Jasmine Guy wants to stop these horrific crimes this from happening. She has signed on as the new spokesperson for the I Am Not Yours! campaign, which works to eliminate child sex trafficking of young girls and women by providing financial support to assist organizations throughout the US. The six-time NAACP-Award winning actress decided to join campaign co-founder Mona Stephen to raise funds to change the lives of sex trafficking victims.
In conjunction with the City of Atlanta’s Restorative Justice Center of Atlanta, the campaign is co-hosting their first “Diamond on the Half Shell” benefit tonight at the Atlanta City Hall Atrium in the hopes of raising $50,000 for the Restorative Justice Center.
Guy and Stephen recently spoke with CocoaFab about I Am Not Yours! Here are a few important points:
“Atlanta was very high, like one of the top 3, where it was going on. I was shocked. I learned that at major events like Super Bowl … they actually ship girls in for those major events and bring them to hotels, and it’s so awful. Young the girls are kidnapped and forced into this life, and it is difficult to then have a normal life when you come out,” explained Guy in why she decided to take part in the campaign.
“There are so many people who are unaware of the epidemic, and so what we’re providing is just that height of awareness for the restorative justice center, so that corporate sponsors and our citizens can contribute dollars,”added Stephen.
Guy noted that it is happening all over the country, citing Ariel Castro case in which three young women were held captive for a decade in a Cleveland home. “I go to these centers, meet the victims, meet the survivors, talk to them. It’s very difficult,” she said. “It’s slavery and they’re profiting from it… And nobody wants to call it what it is and talk about how brutal it is, just like how nobody talks about how brutal slavery was.”
For more information on the campaign, click here.
We love Mommy and me moments and actress Jasmine Guy and daughter Imani Duckett have some of the cutest ones. Click continue to check out these adorable photos of the duo:
Our rare music spotlight settles on five super talented actresses who also released albums. Some debuted on the Billboard charts while others got little to no fanfare. Hit the flip for the details.
Jasmine Guy’s character Whitley Gilbert of A Different World was memorable in so many ways, from her uppity attitude to her wealthy status to her classic but ultra feminine personal style. Take a stroll down memory lane and check out some of her fab fashion moments.
From Reggae singer Patra’s signature braids to Lisa Bonet’s spontaneous style back to Halle Barry’s low cut, we’ve got some of your favorite style icons of the 90’s, take a look:
Since the glamour of black and white TV, fashion on-screen has always been a major visual element for viewers, sometimes with audiences tuning in just to see the clothes. Whether you love the fashion, the characters, or both, you are not alone. Not wanting to spoil the entire list for anyone, here are a few of the most fashionable black women to ever grace the small screen — and a few non-brown honorable mentions.
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Though critics would almost unanimously agree that Harlem Nights was a hot mess of a film, black folk absolutely love it. I personally, just saw it for the first time last night and I don’t understand what they missed. Sure it might not have been chock-full of Oscar worthy performances but it was a great story, hilarious dialogue between the characters and I’m sure you all have noticed that it was shot beautifully. It’s easily a cult classic. You know the movie, so let’s dig into the behind the scenes details.