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'American Son' Star Kerry Washington On Fear and Navigating Spaces While Black

“I’ve been that Black woman who’s having big feelings in an appropriate moment and being stereotyped to be something other.”

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Shonda Rhimes On How 'Scandal,' Olivia Pope Have Changed Hollywood

“It feels normal and obvious that women of color can lead the shows.”

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WATCH: Viola Davis and Kerry Washington Meet for Epic Shondaland Crossover

Annalise Keating seeks Olivia Pope’s help in bringing a case to the U.S. Supreme Court during an upcoming set of “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” episodes.

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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'Moonlight,' 'Atlanta' Earn Golden Globe Noms

Several directors, writers and performers of color in television and film were nominated for Golden Globes.

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WATCH: Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari Trade Racist Casting Horror Stories

The two stars were paired for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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WATCH: Michelle Obama's Star-Studded 'The United State of Women' Video

Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington, Oprah and more appear in the video announcing the June 14 The United State of Women Summit.

#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee’s least-heralded films, but it’s an important entry in the prolific filmmaker’s canon. 

Top 10 Performers of Color Overlooked by the Emmys

Ten actors who deserved Emmy noms, Kerry Washington for the Win, Spring's Getting Shorter

Some of the morning’s big stories

Actors of Color Slayed the Fashion Game at This Year's Oscars

At least they won the red carpet.

Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o Get SAG Award Nods

Are Oscar nods on the way, too? Probably.

Kerry Washington Gave 'Saturday Night Live' a Huge Ratings Boost

Turns out the actress is more popular than Justin Timberlake.

Can Kerry Washington (and Obama) Fix the Virginia Governor Race?

Kerry Washington wows audience on Saturday Night Live, then hypes crowds the next day in rally for Virginia governor’s race.

Kerry Washington Will Host SNL This Weekend

Watch her promo.

Because You Know You Can't Wait for Tonight's Premier of 'Scandal'

Here’s a sneak peek at the show’s third season.

Watch the Trailer for the Third Season of ABC's 'Scandal'

And Olivia’s life is a mess.

Olivia Pope Reacts to Another Year of Mostly White Emmy Nods

This year’s Emmy nods are out. No surprises: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men lead the way. But, of course, the nominations really white.

Ava DuVernay to Direct An Episode of Next Season's 'Scandal'

The announcement caps off a stellar week for the acclaimed filmmaker.

Kerry Washington Talks Race, Art and James Baldwin in New Short Film

“I remember stumbling upon him at a time when I was sort of grappling with who was right–Malcom or Martin?, Washington says in the film.