Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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  • Chandra Wilson
  • In Living Color
  • Jasmine Guy/Kadeem Hardison
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Queen Latifah
  • Jackée Harry
  • Jaleel White
  • Sherman Hemsley/Isabel Sanford
  • Good Times
  • Martin Lawrence
  • The Game
  • Will Smith
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Bill Cosby
  • Danielle Spencer
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Redd Foxx
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Soul Food
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  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Viola Davis
  • Kerry Washington
  • Gabrielle Union
  • Jussie Smollett

Whitley (Jasmine Guy) and Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) in A Different World

It took six years for the Southern belle and the math whiz to get to the altar — and for viewers to get that "Baby, Please! Please!" moment — but it was worth the wait. Whitley and Dwayne showed us that you can get more from college than just a degree. Now, who's ready for an A Different World: 10 Years Later? We know we are!

(Photo: Courtesy NBC)

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