Keep It Trill: 15 Black TV Moms Who Played No Games

May 8, 2015  |  
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Cicely Tyson — How To Get Away With Murder

Cicely Tyson has been serving us fire for decades. Her turn as Annalise Keating’s mom in How To Get Away With Murder changed the game for Black TV moms everywhere. After a long absence, Mama Keating reenters the picture with a quote that slayed everyone watching:

“So, your no ‘count, sorry-a** husband who I said don’t marry couldn’t keep his peter in his pants and went and slept with a white woman. Then the fool goes and kills the white woman when he finds out she’s got his bun in her nasty oven. And after that your ex-police boyfriend kills the no good husband and gets himself arrested. And you? Now you ain’t got no husband, ain’t got no boyfriend and you holed up in this bed like the Queen of Sheba. That about cover it?”

Can we just give her the Emmy, the Golden Globe, the NAACP Image Award and everything else out there please?

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