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Kerry Washington: How About Kamala Harris For First Female President Of Color?

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics

Actress Kerry Washington isn't sure the country is ready to elect a woman of color as president, but she has hope -- and a name to suggest. She thinks...

Can You Make A Black Girl Feel Pretty? The Lesson I Learned

Christine Michel Carter | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Christine Michel Carter

I can serve as an example for Maya, but it will take a woman from another Black generation to make her feel naturally beautiful.

"Scandal" Loves Skewering the GOP

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Scandal is wild and addictive. And it's so easy to be dazzled by the sex, political wrangling, high-speed dialogue, and flashy camera work that you can sometimes forget it's a blistering satire of the Republican Party.

Shonda Rhimes Says 2016 Election Is Mirroring Her Show 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics

“Scandal” executive producer Shonda Rhimes says this year’s presidential race is so similar to the plot lines in her hit show that she’s had t...

23 Signs You're The Olivia Pope Of Your Friend Group

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

In other words, just keep SLAYING....

Kerry Washington Shuts Down Divorce Rumors Like Olivia Pope Would

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.15.2016 | Entertainment

Kerry Washington has no time for your personal questions. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever. The "Scandal" actress made that clear while speaking on ...

5 Quotes That Prove Kerry Washington Is Just As Badass As Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, on "Scandal" is known for "handling" any situation thrown her way. But that's not a just front Washington u...

What Loving a Married Man Taught Me

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

Loving a married man taught me that love is as fluid as our sexuality and gender. We can't control who ignites the spark in us but we can set the standard for how we should be loved. Regardless of our marital status, love is complicated.

Olivia Pope's Abortion Got 1 Minute Of Airtime -- And That's All It Needed

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

The long, searing monologues on "Scandal" have become the show's trademark. We've watched characters like Rowan, Cyrus, Mellie and Olivia deliver spee...

Drunk Girl Called 911 Pretending to be Olivia Pope: Cops

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

A lot of people love the show "Scandal", but this fan might be obsessed. A 20-year-old Iowa woman called 911 pretending to be "Scandal" character Oli...

‘Scandal’ Exposed The Terrifying Abuse Women Face Online

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women

In one two-minute clip, "Scandal" exposed the levels of intense online abuse women in the public eye face. And in true Shonda Rhimes fashion, the show...

Which Television Wino Are You?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.16.2015 | Taste

It's premiere season for fall TV, and we're up to our eyeballs in shows. There are more than 400 current scripted comedy and drama series on the air, ...

7 Ways I'm Exactly Like Olivia Pope

Amy Heinz | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I'm just like Oliva Pope because I have two guys vying for my attention -- day in and day out. Both want to cozy up with me on the couch. (Or at the very least they want me to bring them their blankets without blocking the TV.) And I just can't quit either of them. (Legally, it seems.)

What 'Type' of Planner Will You Need?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.29.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Below is a list of the types of planners that are out there, and it's up to you to decide which one is a match for you! Kind of like picking out a pair or shoes, or your favorite vodka. Whatever.

Why Olivia Pope Is a Love Addict

Christine Gutierrez | Posted 05.07.2016 | Entertainment
Christine Gutierrez

Olivia Pope is fierceness personified. She's strong, sharp, smart, sassy, suave and sexy. Women look to her for the latest style and to see how she handles her business like a boss.

Of Course Jake Ballard Was Alive

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Last night Scandal fans saw one of Poppa Pope's assassins stab Jake Ballard in the gut a handful of times and leave him bleeding out on the floor of Olivia's empty office. The moment had deep irony, because Olivia's father is very good at fixing her up with bad boys; she's currently sleeping with the guy who killed Jake -- maybe.

Kerry Washington Doesn't Feel Like Olivia Pope Until She Does This

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style

Kerry Washington says she found her love for all things style later in life, but when it comes to channelling her "Scandal" character Olivia Pope, fas...

Lena Dunham's Scandal Fail

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Lena Dunham may have a huge following on Girls but casting her on Scandal was a huge mistake. Last night's episode was probably one of the worst eve...

Watch Olivia Pope Yell At Lena Dunham On 'Scandal'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment

Olivia Pope is not happy with Kinky Sue. Sue is the author Lena Dunham plays in her upcoming cameo on this week's "Scandal." In a new clip from the...

How Olivia Pope Has Redefined Leadership for Young Women

Mona Kosar Abdi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Mona Kosar Abdi

Pope's impeccable problem solving skills, assertiveness and unapologetic demeanor are traits that attribute to her success as a fixer. However, these qualities are typically not viewed positively when displayed by women. Yet, she is revered by those around her.

Dear Empire Critics, Stop Hating. You Just Don't Get It.

Ernest Owens | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's a prime-time drama for entertainment and reflection, people, not a political editorial or a public-policy initiative. Lee Daniels is a creator who should be given a right to fully explore his cinematic talent without being constrained by the narrow social confines of "making black people look good."

Kerry Washington's Stroke Of Genius Would Make Olivia Pope Proud

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices

Every Thursday evening, Twitter explodes with commentary and live play-by-plays from “Scandal” fans who can’t get enough of the hit ABC drama. W...

Why Did Scandal Dumb Down Olivia Pope?

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Twice in one show, the writers turned a fast-thinking, amazingly intelligent woman into the basic dumb female in a thriller. All they left out was mindless shrieking, but they did still turn her into Olivia Dope.

How To Be As Fierce As Olivia Pope In 5 Simple Steps

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women

We could all learn a thing or two (or 12) from television's biggest #BossLady. With the second half of season four of "Scandal" premiering Jan. 29,...

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...