Black History Month: Top African American Television Characters (Part Two!)

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  • Harold Perrineau, Oz
  • Eartha Kitt, Batman
  • Audra McDonald, Private Pracctice
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner, The Cosby Show
  • Kim Fields, Living Single
  • Brandy, Moesha
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game
  • Tichina Arnold, Martin
  • Marla Gibbs, The Jeffersons

Audra McDonald as Dr. Naomi Bennett

Audra McDonald's Naomi, of Shonda Rhimes' Private Practice, is one of the most complex characters to arrive on TV in a long time. She is a founding partner in a wellness clinic, but she has to balance working with her ex-husband (Taye Diggs), being a mom and trying to find a dating life.

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