On Very Special Episodes and Why Scandal’s 'The Lawn Chair' Fell Short

Let’s say it’s Thursday, April 30, 1992 and the Rodney King trials are nearing an end in Los Angeles. Discussions of police brutality and the questionable safety of young black men fuel countless debates and political banter. Now...imagine, if you will, it’s 8 pm, Thursday night, April 30, 1992, and it’s an episode of The Cosby Show...you know the one where a young Theo Huxtable is hanging out with his good friend Walter, more commonly known as “Cockroach." ...more
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Dalhousie Dentistry School Scandal - Time for Accountability

The Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook group has become more public than its members intended. Through the media we have learned about misogynistic comments targeting female classmates and jokes about rape using sedatives. As Dalhousie University tries to deal with media and formulate a plan to address the complaints, the public uses social media to offer their own opinions. I have a combination of opinion and questions:1. What are we teaching our boys that they grow up to be disrespectful men?2. Is misogyny on the rise?...more

Don't Mess With My Scandal

Beware I am venting.  I am officially tired of the “what if Scandal… ” scenarios. What if President Grant was Black? What if Kerry Washington played Mellie and a White actress played Olivia Pope? Would Black women still watch in earnest?Just.Stop.It....more

To Tell The Truth

This month on NaBloPoMo the theme is scandal.  Most of the prompts involve lying, being lied to or lying to someone.  I would be surprised if I ran across a completely honest person.  Each and every one of us has told a lie.  Even if it’s a little white lie.  Lying is a  fact of being imperfect humans in an imperfect world.  We learn to do it without prompting or example when we are little in an effort of self preservation.  When my daughters lie to me I can tell without even prodding for the truth....more

Get Ready for a Scandalous April NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more
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The Olivia Pope Weave Chronicles...It is slightly rediculous that I was thinking...I positively adore the Olivia Pope Weave? This should actually be the name of a really good wig in the beauty supply, if it isn't already. Olivia Pope has had a LOT of different weaves, styles and looks. I just wanted to chronicle my top Olivia Pope Weaves over the past 3 years! Tell me if you agree with me or you dont'!...and share with me YOUR favorite Olivia Pope Weave looks as well!...more

Why Do We Place So Much Blame On "Homewreckers"?

Editor's Note: This blog was written in partial response to The Real Scandal: Homewreckers Are NOT Heroines!, which has been featured on BlogHer. - Feminista Jones ...more
I think that the main reason why we put a lot of emphasis on the Home Wrecker is because we live ...more

The Real Scandal: Homewreckers Are NOT Heroines!

Olivia Pope. I love her. I want to be her. She's stylish, talented, successful and always seems to know the right thing to do or say....more
Mellie chooses to stay in this relationship like so many other women. She is welllll aware of ...more


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Scandal Watch DC Video Promo Invite- Washington, DC

 {You're Invited} #ScandalWatchDC | 10.10.139p-12aJin Lounge2017 14th St NW | WDC Special Guest: Fashio...more