A New Era of Black Entertainment

Amber Payne
Chessington Marshall
Morgan Grain
Genae Smith
Brandon Bridges

Revolutionary Sitcoms

Both shows were revolutionary in influence and expressed the progressive side of the African American community. No longer were black men seen as dead-beat or absent fathers. Cosby portrayed the quintessential American father, which is something most Americans were not used to viewing. Cosby created interest in higher education and encouraged African American youth to be more involved in society by becoming aware of politics and social issues with these sitcoms.