Maternal Instincts: Our Favorite Movie Mamas

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  • 050212 celebs movie mamas juanita moore imitation of life
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas alfre woodard something new
  • 050212 celebs movie mamas cicely tyson diary of a mad black woman
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  • 050212 celebs movie mamas jennifer lewis think like a man
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  • 050212 celebs movie mamas esther rolle rosewood
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Cicely Tyson, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

In this small-but-meaningful role, Tyson gives her daughter Helen (played by Kimberly Elise) some advice that we memorized for a rainy day: "When somebody hurts you, they take power over you. If you don't forgive them, then they keeps the power. Forgive him baby, and after you forgive him, forgive yourself."


(Photo: Courtesy Lionsgate Films)

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