#GrowingUpBlack With BET

Your childhood would've sucked without BET.

#GrowingUpBlackWithBET - Twitter went crazy this week as the hashtag #GrowingUpBlack trended heavily. The latest Black Twitter gag summed up the experience of growing up in America, including comments and memes focused on everything from Kool-Aid sugar rushes to having a mama who didn't take no mess.Now we all know that BET was a back-in-the-day staple. So check out a few flashbacks — like Ms. Cita, who gave us the scoop on everything poppin' — as we reminisce about shows that impacted our coming-of-age years.(Photo: BET)

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#GrowingUpBlackWithBET - Twitter went crazy this week as the hashtag #GrowingUpBlack trended heavily. The latest Black Twitter gag summed up the experience of growing up in America, including comments and memes focused on everything from Kool-Aid sugar rushes to having a mama who didn't take no mess.Now we all know that BET was a back-in-the-day staple. So check out a few flashbacks — like Ms. Cita, who gave us the scoop on everything poppin' — as we reminisce about shows that impacted our coming-of-age years.(Photo: BET)

106 & Park - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You rushed home from school to catch AJ and Free, practiced your punchlines in case you ever made it onto Freestyle Friday and wondered when Free's album was dropping.(Photo: John Ricard/FilmMagic)

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106 & Park - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You rushed home from school to catch AJ and Free, practiced your punchlines in case you ever made it onto Freestyle Friday and wondered when Free's album was dropping.(Photo: John Ricard/FilmMagic)

ComicView - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET Everyday was a ComicView marathon.(Photo: BET)

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ComicView - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET Everyday was a ComicView marathon.(Photo: BET)

Teen Summit - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET Teen Summit host Ananda Lewis was bae.(Photo: BET)

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Teen Summit - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET Teen Summit host Ananda Lewis was bae.(Photo: BET)

Hits From the Street - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You thought Moo Psi Moo was a real fraternity.(Photo: BET)

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Hits From the Street - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You thought Moo Psi Moo was a real fraternity.(Photo: BET)

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Rap City: Tha Basement - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET you wondered why Big Tigga wasn't a professional rapper (or was he?).(Photo: BET)

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Rap City: Tha Basement - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET you wondered why Big Tigga wasn't a professional rapper (or was he?).(Photo: BET)

Midnight Love - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You knew it was time for bed when this came on...(Photo: BET)

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Midnight Love - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET You knew it was time for bed when this came on...(Photo: BET)

BET: Uncut - ...but you stayed up a couple hours later to watch BET: Uncut, which taught you everything you knew about strip club culture. (Also, Mighty Casey was king! But not really.) #GrowingUpBlackWithBET(Photo: BET)

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BET: Uncut - ...but you stayed up a couple hours later to watch BET: Uncut, which taught you everything you knew about strip club culture. (Also, Mighty Casey was king! But not really.) #GrowingUpBlackWithBET(Photo: BET)

College Hill - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET had you hoping you and your school were selected so the world could see you study, party and get your freak on at the same damn time. (Photo: BET)

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College Hill - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET had you hoping you and your school were selected so the world could see you study, party and get your freak on at the same damn time. (Photo: BET)

Hell Date - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET had you wondering if that blind date was really crazy or if a little devil was going to pop out and put your heart at ease. (Photo: BET)

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Hell Date - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET had you wondering if that blind date was really crazy or if a little devil was going to pop out and put your heart at ease. (Photo: BET)

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Video Soul - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET, Donnie Simpson had you rushing to see the freshest interviews on Video Soul and too bad for you if you missed Friday's Top 20 Video Countdown. (Photo: BET)

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Video Soul - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET, Donnie Simpson had you rushing to see the freshest interviews on Video Soul and too bad for you if you missed Friday's Top 20 Video Countdown. (Photo: BET)

Video LP - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET got you in trouble when you called in to weigh your opinion on the latest videos with "Kiss It or Diss It." But for the young fellas, it was worth the consequences to share a few seconds with the lovely Sherry Carter.(Photo: BET)

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Video LP - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET got you in trouble when you called in to weigh your opinion on the latest videos with "Kiss It or Diss It." But for the young fellas, it was worth the consequences to share a few seconds with the lovely Sherry Carter.(Photo: BET)

Caribbean Rhythms - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET you caught the island spirit watching Caribbean Rhythms and you couldn't wait to be old enough to travel and find your own island gal like Rachel.(Photo: BET)

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Caribbean Rhythms - #GrowingUpBlackWithBET you caught the island spirit watching Caribbean Rhythms and you couldn't wait to be old enough to travel and find your own island gal like Rachel.(Photo: BET)