1. These are some of our favorite, loving, bad a** TV moms. We love them so much, they might as well be our real moms in our heads.
Cookie Lyon – Empire
This sassy mama came back from jail with a mission to reclaim her cubs. We’ve been constantly inspired by her come-back, her smart mouth, and her business savviness.
2. Nikki Parker- The Parkers
This mama gave us all the life with her confidence and witty clap backs.
3. Dee Mitchell-Moesha
Sheryl Lee Ralph is still our mama in our heads. She was always the cool headed mother and wife of reason, but she could definitely lay the law down when she needed too.
4. 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.
5. Lisa Landry—Sister, Sister
She was the more sporadic and fun one of the parent pair and the girls (Tia & Tamera) were better for it. Could you imagine being stuck with your nerdy, stuffy dad all day?
6. 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.
7. Janet Kyle–My Wife And Kids
Janet Kyle was probably known for her meltdowns more than anything, but her motherly love made up for the bouts of crazy.
8. 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.
9. 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.