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9th Jun '17 3:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* Chaka of the WhateleyUniverse, who fits the positive example described above to a "T". And her mother. And her grandmother.

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* Chaka of the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, who fits the positive example described above to a "T". And her mother. And her grandmother.
14th May '17 11:49:06 PM Linda58
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* Ruby from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' doesn't ''usually'' qualify, but she briefly [[DemonicPossession possess]] an African-American maid in "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and her natural sass comes through. HilarityEnsues.
16th Apr '17 9:23:38 PM nombretomado
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* Mammy from ''GoneWithTheWind'' is awfully outspoken, especially considering the fact that ''she's a slave in the first part''.
* Topsy and Cassy from ''UncleTomsCabin''.
* Lula in the ''StephaniePlum'' novels is a fellow bounty hunter. She's a larger woman who wears tight, brightly coloured spandex, and tends to provide running commentary on what's going on. Her attitude can annoy Stephanie at times, but she's always there when the chips are down.

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* Mammy from ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' is awfully outspoken, especially considering the fact that ''she's a slave in the first part''.
* Topsy and Cassy from ''UncleTomsCabin''.
''Literature/UncleTomsCabin''.
* Lula in the ''StephaniePlum'' ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' novels is a fellow bounty hunter. She's a larger woman who wears tight, brightly coloured spandex, and tends to provide running commentary on what's going on. Her attitude can annoy Stephanie at times, but she's always there when the chips are down.
15th Apr '17 1:57:02 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well - the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of TrailersAlwaysLie. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her actual role on the team is best summarized as "history nerd." Her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well - the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of TrailersAlwaysLie. NeverTrustATrailer. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her actual role on the team is best summarized as "history nerd." Her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around.around, allowing her to become the Ghostbusters' resident HauntedHouseHistorian.
14th Apr '17 7:53:59 PM KagSwirby
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** He gets in it with Francine and Hayley in one episode. "You do NOT tell me how to raise my child!"



* Loretta Brown, Cleveland's deceased ex-wife on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Also used for comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=PmEvxswn4IY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AajslFuPro of their]] [[CutawayGag one-shot bits]].

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* Loretta Brown, Cleveland's deceased ex-wife on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Also used for comedic effect in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=PmEvxswn4IY some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AajslFuPro of their]] [[CutawayGag one-shot bits]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymCoiZS0HLA Peter even got into it at one point]].
4th Apr '17 4:07:05 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Leslie Jones' character is one of these. This didn't go down too well - the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of TrailersAlwaysLie. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her actual role on the team is best summarized as "history nerd." Her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around.

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'': The trailers suggest Patty Tolan (played by comedian Leslie Jones' character Jones) is one of these. This didn't go down too well - the UnfortunateImplications of having the three white actors play highly qualified scientists and making the sole black character this lazy stereotype caused a backlash before the film was even released. Thankfully, it turned out to be an example of TrailersAlwaysLie. Patty isn't much snarkier than the other characters, and her actual role on the team is best summarized as "history nerd." Her encyclopedic knowledge of New York landmarks is invaluable when ghosts are running around.
26th Mar '17 1:30:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Since the era of Jim Crow and the CivilRightsMovement, black people were more visible and could be more outspoken -- to a point, particularly if they were female. To illustrate this, sassy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_archetype "Mammy"]] figures could scold the family they worked for and playfully berate their employers (so the authors could show that Blacks were not being oppressed). And because of the feminism movement, this was especially the case for black women. [[TwoferTokenMinority Combine these]], and you get the sassy black woman. It started with the heroines of {{blaxploitation}} movies, like ''Film/{{Coffy}}'' and ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (both played by Creator/PamGrier), and continued into the 1980s.

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Since the era of Jim Crow and the CivilRightsMovement, black people were more visible and could be more outspoken -- to a point, particularly if they were female. To illustrate this, sassy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_archetype "Mammy"]] "{{Mammy}}" figures could scold the family they worked for and playfully berate their employers (so the authors could show that Blacks were not being oppressed). And because of the feminism movement, this was especially the case for black women. [[TwoferTokenMinority Combine these]], and you get the sassy black woman. It started with the heroines of {{blaxploitation}} movies, like ''Film/{{Coffy}}'' and ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (both played by Creator/PamGrier), and continued into the 1980s.
18th Mar '17 12:23:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NationalTreasure'', Abigail meets one while hiding from a goon.

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* In ''NationalTreasure'', ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Abigail meets one while hiding from a goon.
13th Mar '17 12:04:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Rosita from the 2008 ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas special.
** Queen Nefertiti from the episode "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" is a more regal example, but can hold her own with the Doctor and the Ponds in the banter department.

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* Rosita from the 2008 ''Series/DoctorWho'' Christmas special.
special "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E14TheNextDoctor The Next Doctor]]".
** Queen Nefertiti from the episode "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship Dinosaurs on a Spaceship]]" is a more regal example, but can hold her own with the Doctor and the Ponds in the banter department.
14th Feb '17 11:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Original Cindy on ''DarkAngel''.

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* Original Cindy on ''DarkAngel''.''Series/DarkAngel''.
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