From 1976 to 1979, the TV sitcom "What’s Happening!!" showcased the life of working class single mother Mabel (Mabel King), her two children Dee (Daniel Spencer), Raj (Ernest Thomas) and neighborhood friends Shirley (Shirley Hemphill), Rerun (Fred Barry) and Dwayne (Haywood Nelson). "What’s Happening!!," loosely based on Cooley High, still lives in syndication!
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