Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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  • 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
  • Chandra Wilson
  • In Living Color

Khadijah James (Queen Latifah) in Living Single

Manhattan has Sex and the City and Friends, but magazine editor Khadijah and her eccentric neighbors showed us how Brooklyn does single. Even though 'Dijah got her fairytale ending — a relationship — she managed to keep the single life far more real than Carrie or Rachel. After all, the theme song said it best, "In a '90s kinda world, I'm glad I've got my girls!"

(Photo: Courtesy Fox)

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