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12 Black TV Moms We Wish Raised Us  was originally published on

1. Rainbow Johnson-Black-Ish

Rainbow Johnson-Black-Ish

Rainbow is the quirky, hilarious mama we all wish we had. Tracee can even make “Do your homework” sound funny.

2. Nikki Parker- The Parkers

Nikki Parker- The Parkers

This mama gave us all the life with her confidence and witty clap backs.

3. Vivian Banks—Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

Vivian Banks—Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

The Black world was shocked when Aunt Viv suddenly looked..different. But the new Aunt Viv continued to carry out the role with grace and dignity.

4. Tasha Mack–The Game

Tasha Mack–The Game

Tasha Mack was the single mama with talent in her uterus. She single-handedly helped Malik build his career, and she wasn’t going to let any man or woman stop that empire.

5. Harriet Winslow–Family Matters

Harriet Winslow–Family Matters

Harret Winslow was the steady voice of reason when Carl was losing his sh*t. Everybody needs some Mama Winslow in their life.

6. Maya Lewis-Scandal

Maya Lewis-Scandal

Okay, maybe we wouldn’t want to be raised by this sultry, evil, seductress, but if Olivia turned out kick-ass (albeit, a little insane), maybe she didn’t do so badly after all.

7. Clair Huxtable–The Cosby Show

Clair is just totally who we want to be when we grow up: wise, smart, and doesn’t take any sh*t.