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Jenifer Lewis Is The Mother Of Black Hollywood

And she's Honorary Auntie to us all.

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In addition to her acting (and singing!), Jenifer Lewis is now an author. She joined us to discuss her new book The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir.


She's played countless maternal roles over the course of her career. Everyone from Angela Bassett to Tupac Shakur has gotten to call Jenifer Lewis "mama" on screen.

She also talked about how bipolar disorder has taken her from her highest highs to her lowest lows.


"I'm ready. I'm ready to really do the work now. I'm ready to admit I am sick, I am bipolar, and please, please help me." — Jenifer Lewis on the moment she realized she needed medication to manage her bipolar disorder.

But she always overcomes! And she breaks out into song pretty often to celebrate.

Now @brokeymcpoverty can finally die happy🤣🙏🏿🎶 Hear our whole conversation with @JeniferLewis on tomorrow’s episode!

Yes, she even sang a few times in this episode!

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