Cookie from 'Empire': Role model or bad influence?

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Cookie from ‘Empire’ is both praised and panned for the character's representation of a strong black matriarch. On one hand, she’s a self-made woman doing the best she can for her family. On the other, she's clawed her way to success by questionable means.

FOX 32’s Darlene Hill explores stereotype versus role model. Watch the video above!

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