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‘One on One’ Was *the* Early 2000s Coming-of-Age Sitcom for Black Teenage Girls

Brought to life by Kyla Pratt, Breanna Barnes was more than a TV character. She was an inspiration for Black girls in their formative years.

Promotional portrait of the cast of the UPN television series ‘One on One,’ Los Angeles, California, August 19, 2003. Left to right, American actors Kyla Pratt, Kelly Perine, Flex Alexander (center), Robert Ri’chard, and Sicily. Photo: Tony Esparza/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

IIt’s no secret that the 1990s and early 2000s are regarded as a golden age for sitcoms centering…

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