olivia pope

The Art of Being Verbally Persuasive: What We Can Learn from Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating

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It is no coincidence that the two most popular shows on television both feature strong women who have what it takes to hang with the best of them. Scandal’s Olivia Pope and How to Get Away with Murder’s Annalise Keating demonstrate how beauty and brains...

How to Get Away With … Sex

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Fall TV lineup rewrites acceptable notions of black womanhood Mammy and Sapphire characters are gone with the wind, and Black women on TV have finally arrived. Scandal, Being Mary Jane, and now How to Get Away with Murder are television dramas featuring Black women protagonists at the top of...

SNL Gives “Olivia Pope” The Sasheer Zamata Treatment In Spoof

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Saturday Night Live’s newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata, finally got a featured skit in a spoof of ABC’s hit series Scandal. Dressed in a white suit that may not have rivaled Olivia Pope’s, Zamata definitely proved she has the comedy chops to rival the rest...

“Scandal” Clothing Line May Be In the Works — Would You Shop It?

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The praise for “Scandal” is at an all-time high. Gladiators are eagerly awaiting the start of the third season of the hit show, which debuts in October. The lead actress, Kerry Washington was just nominated for an Emmy Award, becoming the first black actress to...

Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope’s Emotional Mess is “Progress” For Black Women

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The fictional interracial and extramarital relationship between Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) on ABC’s hit TV show, “Scandal,” has elicited negative reactions from fans and critics alike. Since the two seem truly in love, the show invites you to root...