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41 Of The Most Badass Black Women Who Have Graced Your TV Screens Over The Years

And, there's more where that came from.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us some of their favorite black female TV characters, and reasons why they love them. Here are some of the best results:

1. Beth Pearson, This Is Us

2. Miranda Bailey, Grey's Anatomy

3. Jessica Pearson, Suits

4. Heather Davis, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

5. Olivia Pope, Scandal

6. Cookie Lyon, Empire

7. Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder

8. Issa Dee, Insecure

9. Raven Baxter, That's So Raven

10. Freddie Brooks, A Different World

11. Rainbow Johnson, Black-ish

12. Mary Jane Paul, Being Mary Jane

13. Van Keefer, Atlanta

14. Maeve Millay, Westworld

15. The cast of Living Single

16. Bonnie Bennett, The Vampire Diaries

17. Donna Meagle, Parks and Recreation

18. Dr. Martha Jones, Doctor Who

19. Jodie Landon, Daria

20. Anissa Pierce, Black Lightning

21. Poussey Washington, Orange is the New Black

22. Aunt Viv, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

23. The Pussycats, Riverdale

24. Michonne, The Walking Dead

25. Clair Huxtable, The Cosby Show

26. Zoey Johnson, Black-ish and Grown-ish

27. Iris West, The Flash

28. The cast of Girlfriends

29. Lisa Landry, Sister, Sister

30. Claire Temple, Luke Cage

31. Gina Waters, Martin

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32. Dena Jackson, Red Band Society

33. Athena Grant, 9-1-1

34. Bonnie Carslon, Big Little Lies

35. Tasha Mack, The Game

36. Claudette Wyms, The Shield

37. Missy, Big Mouth

38. Taystee Jefferson, Orange is the New Black

39. Unique Adams, Glee

40. Tracey Gordon, Chewing Gum

41. Zoë Washburne, Firefly

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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