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Memorable On Screen Moms was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Everyone wanted “Clair Huxtable” as their mom, the stylish, hard-working attorney who kept her large family in-tact. (AP)

Everyone wanted “Clair Huxtable” as their mom, the stylish, hard-working attorney who kept her large family in-tact. (AP)

2. Kimberly Elise played the naive, yet insanely sweet mom in ‘Set It Off’

Kimberly Elise played the naive, yet insanely sweet mom in ‘Set It Off’

3. Monique played the hilariously funny mom on “The Parkers”

Monique played the hilariously funny mom on “The Parkers”

4. Who can forget A.J. Johnson in “Baby Boy” as Jody’s fun-loving, feisty mother. (PR)

Who can forget A.J. Johnson in “Baby Boy” as Jody’s fun-loving, feisty mother. (PR)

5. Juanita Moore’s classic role as a maid whose daughter rejects her to pass as white in “Imiitation of Life.” (Retna)

Juanita Moore’s classic role as a maid whose daughter rejects her to pass as white in “Imiitation of Life.” (Retna)

6. Wendy Racquel Robinson played the funny, neck-rolling ‘Tasha Mack’ on The Game.

Wendy Racquel Robinson played the funny, neck-rolling ‘Tasha Mack’ on The Game.

7. Angela Bassett as the “uppity” mom in “Jumping The Broom” or vengeful in “Waiting to Exhale” she always aces it. (PR)

Angela Bassett as the “uppity” mom in “Jumping The Broom” or vengeful in “Waiting to Exhale” she always aces it. (PR)

8. Tasha Smith starred in ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’s’ as the ghetto, loud-mouthed baby mama.

Tasha Smith starred in ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’s’ as the ghetto, loud-mouthed baby mama.

9. Jenifer Lewis has been everyone’s mama, including Tina Turner to Melvin’s in the “Temptations” & many more. (PR)

Jenifer Lewis has been everyone’s mama, including Tina Turner to Melvin’s in the “Temptations” & many more. (PR)

10. Janet Hubert played the sassy mom on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

Janet Hubert played the sassy mom on ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

11. Lisa Raye played the funny, witty mom on “All About Us”

Lisa Raye played the funny, witty mom on “All About Us”

12. Esther Rolle, best known as “Florida Evans” was the backbone of her family on “Good Times.” (AP)

Esther Rolle, best known as “Florida Evans” was the backbone of her family on “Good Times.” (AP)

13. Alfre Woodard has commonly played the homemaking,hardworking, kind mother and does it great every time. (PR)

Alfre Woodard has commonly played the homemaking,hardworking, kind mother and does it great every time. (PR)

14. Nia Long played the lovable mom in “Big Mama’s House”, “Are We There Yet”

Nia Long played the lovable mom in “Big Mama’s House”, “Are We There Yet”

15. It was hard not to hate Lynne Whitfield in “Madea’s Family Reunion” in her role as an evil mom.

It was hard not to hate Lynne Whitfield in “Madea’s Family Reunion” in her role as an evil mom.

16. Irma P. Hall’s role as “Big Mama” in “Soul Food” surely had everyone leaving the theater in tears. (PR)

Irma P. Hall’s role as “Big Mama” in “Soul Food” surely had everyone leaving the theater in tears. (PR)

17. Whitney Houston played Jordin Sparks’ mom in ‘Sparkle’

Whitney Houston played Jordin Sparks’ mom in ‘Sparkle’

18. Loretta Devine has many heartwrenching roles as mom, including her classic role in “Waiting to Exhale.” (PR)

Loretta Devine has many heartwrenching roles as mom, including her classic role in “Waiting to Exhale.” (PR)

19. Marla Gibbs as “Mary Jenkins” on “227″ was the gossipy mom who had her friend’s backs. (PR)

Marla Gibbs as “Mary Jenkins” on “227″ was the gossipy mom who had her friend’s backs. (PR)

20. Diahann Carroll as the single mother in “Claudine” is very memorable. (PR)

Diahann Carroll as the single mother in “Claudine” is very memorable. (PR)

21. Cicely Tyson always sheds a lot of wisdom to her deserving daughters in her roles as mom. (PR)

Cicely Tyson always sheds a lot of wisdom to her deserving daughters in her roles as mom. (PR)

22. Halle Berry earned an Oscar for her role as mom in “Monster’s Ball.” (AP)

Halle Berry earned an Oscar for her role as mom in “Monster’s Ball.” (AP)

23. Tichina Arnold on “Everybody Hates Chris” as the loud, in-your-face mom who kept things in order for her three kids and husband. (PR)

Tichina Arnold on “Everybody Hates Chris” as the loud, in-your-face mom who kept things in order for her three kids and husband. (PR)

24. Maybe memorable for not being so good, Beyonce played “Sharon” young mother in “Obsessed.” (PR)

Maybe memorable for not being so good, Beyonce played “Sharon” young mother in “Obsessed.” (PR)

25. Jo Marie Payton was the better half of “Carl Winslow” who kept the Winslow family tight. (Retna)

Jo Marie Payton was the better half of “Carl Winslow” who kept the Winslow family tight. (Retna)

26. Taraji P. Henson played opposite Tyrese Gibson as his mother in the movie “Baby Boy.” (Photo: AP)

Taraji P. Henson played opposite Tyrese Gibson as his mother in the movie “Baby Boy.” (Photo: AP)

27. 2014 All State Tom Joyner Family Reunion

2014 All State Tom Joyner Family Reunion
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