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10 Things I Learned from Confirmation

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I watched the HBOFilms Confirmation about the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas in 1991 and Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment. He...

Lena Dunham Apologizes For Comparing Bill Cosby To The Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham is taking control of her media image. After using an analogy in a recent Time Out New York interview that compared Bill Cosby to the H...

Sony Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment

After the premiere of "The Interview" was canceled, Sony received serious criticism from moviegoers, Hollywood's hottest names and even President Obam...

The Real-Life 'Olivia Pope' Got Pranked By George H.W. Bush

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Former President George H.W. Bush -- a known prankster -- pulled a fast one on the real-life Washington fixer who inspired ABC's hit "Scandal." As...

Back to School

Rob Taub | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Rob Taub

I have attended and written about many conferences, and whatever the subject, they all seem to follow the same format -- speeches by famous coaches, former presidents and great athletes, all who have been paid enormous amounts of money for their time. I didn't realize an alternative existed until I attended The Nantucket Project

Paula Deen Hires Crisis Manager Judy Smith, And Inspiration Behind 'Scandal's Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga closes out its third week and the jury continues to deliberate on whether the celebrity chef's formerly charming-as-cherry-pie ...

Scandal Is Scandalous

Daniel Hill | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Daniel Hill

My real-life experiences running a Washington, D.C. crisis firm are less entertaining than those of Olivia Pope, but my work requires more intellect and integrity, and is far more rewarding.

Paper Your Deals, Honey!

Sophie Gold | Posted 09.03.2012 | Small Business
Sophie Gold

Are you working with any clients without contracts in place? Don't be swept away by the immediate gratification of the short term. In the words of my mother, ''Short cuts are always long cuts.''

Ask Judy: 'When Jokes Go Too Far'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 08.04.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

There are some men at work who make really gross, inappropriate sexual jokes. Should I speak up? I don't want to appear as if I'm being prude or being overly sensitive.

Ask Judy: 'I Didn't Go To School For This'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 07.21.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

I'm an associate attorney at a small firm. One of the partners is constantly asking me to do menial errands for him and the rest of the office. It's not that big a deal, and we all wear many hats here, but I didn't go to law school for this. How do I get him to stop asking?

Ask Judy: Will Photos from the Past Ruin My Job Prospects?

Judy A. Smith | Posted 07.09.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

I'm a little nervous that some of the "fun" I had in the past may affect my future prospects of employment. I have heard of potential employers doing an Internet search before hiring someone. Do companies have the right to use this information against me?

Ask Judy: 'Help! Rumors Of A Workplace Crush May Cost Me A Promotion.'

Judy A. Smith | Posted 06.23.2012 | Black Voices
Judy A. Smith

Are rumors floating around the office about you and a co-worker? Worried those rumors may put you at a disadvantage for that promotion you've been eyeing? Here's what you can do to put yourself back on top.

Tanya Young Williams: ABC's Scandal Won't Fix Your Crisis But Judy Smith Can

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 06.10.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Good Self/Bad Self beautifully intertwines practical self-help tools with riveting insight into some of Judy Smith's high-profile cases.

Ask Judy: 10 Tips For Preventing Crises At Work From The Inspiration Behind ABC's 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices

Our work dramas may never escalate to the heights that they do on ABC's new series "Scandal." On the first episode alone protagonist Olivia Pope, play...

Maggie Furlong

'Scandal' Stars Tease Their Shock-A-Minute First Season | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

Ever wonder who handles big, headline-grabbing crises for politicians (Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky scandal), public figures (Michael Vick's dogfigh...