via BlackAmericaWeb: The cast of A Different World have come together to raise $360k in grants to award to nine HBCU’s. Jasmine Guy, Cree Summer, Kadeem Harrison and Darryl M. Bell teamed up with The Home Depot to announce the recipients of the “Retool Your School” grant, according to Blavity. The grant allows colleges and universities to use the money to make improvements on their […]


via BlackDoctor: During its six-season run from the late 1980s to early 90s, the Cosby Show spinoff, A Different World, became a fresh balance of comedy and drama that spoke true to the experiences of young black adults of that time. Now three decades after its first show, the life lessons, groundbreaking issues and moments of […]


ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith were joined by the show’s original cast members Dawnn Lewis, Sinbad, Darryl M. Bell and Glynn Turman. We’ve always loved ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, but on Friday the duo gave us the best reason to be their biggest fans. They remade the intro to A Different World—and it was […]

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Kadeem Hardison first fell into our hearts when he walked into our living room every week on the hit ’90’s show A Different World which was a spin-off from the hugely popular, The Cosby Show. He was the quirky-but-lovable nerd who was in love with the privileged southern bell, Whitley Gilbert. The chemistry of all the […]

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For years, Bill Cosby has been called “America’s Dad,” widely respected by many people across the country for his comedy and philanthropy. In the last few…

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  It’s been 20 years since we graduated from Hillman College on A Different World, which went off the air in the summer of 1993. The show, which began as a spinoff of The Cosby Show, was supposed to follow the exploits of Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet). But when Bonet dropped out after the first season, the […]


  It’s hard to believe A Different World went off the air nearly 20 years ago. However, the TV sitcom, which aired on NBC from 1987-1993, and centered on the life of students at the fictional Hillman College, still remains a source of inspiration for many people today. Jada Pinkett Smith starred as Lena James […]


*Lou Myers, the actor who played Mr. Vernon Gaines on the 80s show “A Different World” has died. He was 77. Myers passed away Tuesday night in West Virginia at the Charleston Medical Center following a heart-related emergency, the president of his non-profit organization told TMZ. Lou was hospitalized in December for pneumonia but released after […]


The iconic TV sitcom A Different World is nearing its 25th anniversary this October, and director Debbie Allen thinks it’s time to “recap the groundbreaking series.” “We need to revisit this wonder arena and get my crew back,” she tweeted, adding that a show like it is “missed in TV today.” “Can I get an […]

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 […]