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‘A Different World’ cast reunites as HBCUs see a new peak in admissions

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) see surge in interest, with Howard University receiving record applications. HBCU enrollment previously spiked with 1987 sitcom “A Different World” portrayal of Black college life. Amid racial strife and attacks on diversity programs, the cast reunites for HBCU tour, raising awareness and establishing scholarship fund. President Biden announces $16 billion for HBCUs, while students protest U.S. foreign policy. Cast member Darryl M. Bell notes generational change but ongoing struggle. Dawnn Lewis emphasizes importance of voting, reading, and resisting historical truth assault.

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