A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Whitley Gilbert (140 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Dwayne Wayne (138 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Ron Johnson (119 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Kim Reese (109 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Jaleesa Vinson (106 episodes, 1987-1992)
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 Freddie Brooks (102 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Vernon Gaines (87 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Colonel Brad Taylor (68 episodes, 1988-1993)
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 Coach Walter Oakes (57 episodes, 1987-1991)

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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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24 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Between seasons 2 and 5 the theme song was performed by Aretha Franklin, who had been married to series co-star Glynn Turman prior to the show. See more »

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Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

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Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: [after noticing Freddie's face was painted] Sorry Homey, Whitley don't play that!
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Very Good Depiction of Life at a Black College
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

When the show first began, it appeared to focus on appealing to a broad audience. However, having attended a Black College, I can attest that there are not that many White students there, which made the initial settings unrealistic. I also felt that the portrayal of Denise Huxtable was inconsistent with her character from The Cosby Show. There she was a good student and was noted as considering multiple colleges including some Ivy Leagues. How do you go from an Ivy League contender to academic probation? Beats me! In spite of that, the show was always very timely and approached many real issues such as racism, AIDS, domestic violence, constitutional rights, war, and Black History. So regardless to what awards the show or its stars may or may not have won, hats off to Debbie Allen and the entire staff for giving America a glimpse into life at a Black College!


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