A Different World

We’ve all kind of wondered what former Cosby Show cast member Lisa Bonet thought about Bill Cosby’s  sexual assault allegations, with now more than 40 accusers. Her daughter, Zoe Kravitz let the cat out of the bag when she sat down with the The Guardian to give a little insight into the mind of the enigmatic actress. […]

Everyone, rejoice! Netflix announced what titles will be coming and going for March, so let’s pick our favorites for our the month. The complete series of A Different World will be available, so grab your favorite college sweatshirt and get ready for a binge-fest of all the times Dwayne Wayne’s sneaker game was on point. On its way […]

  TV One’s Unsung series became an instant hit with viewers who tuned in for in-depth behind the scenes insights into their favorite soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists.  Following the same format, the network launched Unsung Hollywood in 2014, which shines a spotlight on actors, comedians, TV series, and movies. The new season of Unsung […]

After having everything from her reputation to her IQ lambasted in the media and online for weeks, it came as refreshing news on Tuesday that acclaimed radio host Tom Joyner offered Rachel Jeantel, 19, friend of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a full scholarship to any HBCU in the country. *insert hearty applause and a bittersweet […]

Actor Lou Myers , known to many television fans as Mr. Vernon Gaines on the hit 80s show “A Different World,” has passed away at the age of 77. According to TMZ, Myers was hospitalized several times recently after a bout with pneumonia and collapsing in his home a few weeks after New Years. Myers heard stopped […]

Let’s face it, the black sitcom is all but extinct on network television.  With the cancellation of  “My Wife And Kids” and “Everybody Hates Chris”,  it seems major networks have zero interest in investing in black comedies.  There might light on the horizon with the resuscitation of one of television’s most beloved sitcoms. MUST READ: […]

As the lily-white HBO series “Girls” continues to be praised for its narrow portrayal of the “real woman,” TheUrbanDaily.com looks back on shows that not only represented a wider assortment of female characters, but were, more importantly, better shows. Culture Festival Spotlight: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Although they’ve since gone off the air, […]

For anyone who has ever attended an HBCU (Historically Black College and/or University), they will tell you how true to life the title A Different World is. The show itself was a spot-on depiction of life on a college campus where the majority, if not all, the students are of color. Beginning as a spin-off […]

Over at TheFreshexpress columnist TheUppityNegro takes on the fun challenge of ranking the four most popular fictional HBCUS from film and TV: Hillman College, Mission College, Atlanta A&T University and Truth University.