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If you have never seen "A Different World", you wouldn’t know why there was a mutual disappointment in the realization that you could not apply to the HBCU "Hillman" because along with "The Pit", it did not exist. This show followed Denise Huxtible from the Brooklyn based sitcom "the Cosby Show" down to the family Alma mater Hillman located in Virginia. Fun fact, the show was taped in the ATL on Spelman's campus, an actual HBCU. Although this show was a spin off it became a whole other entity within itself. It told a whole new story of black excellence in a way America had yet to see. There were black Greeks, stepping, parties and yet a lot of the plot lines focused on academics. This time period is what I consider, as a 30 something black woman, the golden age of TV. It was also the first time I had a whole actual crush. Dwayne "Cleophus" Wayne, played by Kadeem Hardison, was absolutely amazing to me. I was only about six when the show started but I promise you I remember. I loved everything about him, from his high top to his flip glasses. He was bae. When I look back on it I still have major feels for Dwayne. People have laughed at me about this but I can make a pretty impressive argument that he was one of the flyest characters on TV with 10 Reasons Dwayne Wayne is Bae!
Who doesn't remember this scene. He got his woman!