By L.G. Parker

1. Jada Pinkett Smith

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Jada is a very vocal non-traditional parent. In an interview with Sway, she said “I tell my kids to worry about being respected, not liked.” Just this past April, she joined Jaden and Willow on stage during their set at the Broccoli City Music Festival in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Jada Pinkett-Smith/Facebook)

2. Erykah Badu

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DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown brings her kids on tour with her, and they make a lot of videos in the process. From Mars singing “Let It Go” from Frozen to Seven awkwardly sliding across the kitchen, Badu and her kids stay busy and are always a pleasure to watch. (Photo: Erykah Badu/Facebook)

3. Phylicia Rashad


Claire Huxtable, and therefore Phylicia Rashad, is the mother of Black America. Enough said. (Photo: Tumblr)

4. Lisa Bonet

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Is it too late to get adopted into the Bonet family? That’s the question we ask ourselves every time we see a photo of Lisa and her daughter Zoe. (Photo: Lenny Kravitz/Facebook)


L.G. Parker is a writer based in Richmond, Virginia.