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11 Positive Black Female Characters Worthy of Being Emulated

Claire Huxtable – Portrayed by Phylicia Rashad

Claire Huxtable is the intelligent, eloquent, and beautiful wife of Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) on the long-running NBC television series, “The Cosby Show,” (1984-1992).  As the queen of the Huxtable household, Claire manages to balance motherhood with a successful career as a lawyer. Claire’s positive character is attributed to her unique ability to do it all; she orchestrates a busy home with all of the Huxtable kids, while not missing a beat in her professional career. As an attorney and a devoted mother, Claire’s character exemplifies the versatility of the Black female, and proves that being a loving mother and having a successful career isn’t mutually exclusive.

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