Black History Month: Top African-American Television Characters

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  • 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
  • Jasmine Guy/Kadeem Hardison
  • Michael K. Williams
  • Queen Latifah

George (Sherman Hemsley) and Louise "Weezy" Jefferson (Isabel Sanford) in The Jeffersons

Despite "movin' on up" to the East Side, high school sweethearts George and Weezy maintained the strong relationship they forged before they had any money. Louise's ability to keep George grounded, and his soft spot for his beloved Weezy, made them one of the most wacky romantic couples in TV history.

(Photo: Courtesy CBS)

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