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When we think of our favorite hood films — the movies that we grew up watching and know nearly all the words to — the leading ladies come to mind. Many of these classic films are still relevant today because of the Hollywood’s actresses who were able to play insightful characters and tell accurate stories about urban life with humor and class.

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There’s nothing like a good ‘ol classic, so let’s take a look back at 7 our favorite hood chicks from the big screen.

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