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Scandal Episode 7×4 – Lost Girls

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What was your fave part of this episode? Mine was the process of choosing which girl would represent…Chime in with us @scandalpodcast on twitter. If you enjoy chiming in with your opinion, you may want to be a host on our new podcast network, Under the Shade Tree. Complete the application to join us on the network!

Can’t wait to share this episode with you.

 

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Scandal Episode 7×3 – Day 101

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I was so impressed with the levels of growth Fitz showed in this episode. It’s not often you see someone who has a firm opinion acknowledge what they are doing wrong and course correct. Most people are too hopped up on emotion to do that. Especially after the kind of rolling tumble of a fight Fitz had with Marcus.

We go into it more on the show, so make sure you tune in to check it out.

I shared our secret on this episode of the podcast. We’re starting a podcast network – WOOHOO! We are looking for hosts and cohosts of the show. Can’t wait to see who applies! Here’s the link

 

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Scandal Episode 7×2 – Pressing the Flesh

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Here we go!

Mellie was almost salivating over the President of that foreign country…

And if this were a cartoon he would have had those little hearts over his eyes too…

Abby and David…what can we say?

Well we said it in the Afterdark.
We even talked about Fitz and his “hi” right outside of Olivia’s door while she was with her playtoy…

Join us for this episode of Scandal.

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Scandal Episode 7×1 – Watch Me

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The Boss.

Us against Them.

It’s My Turn, Dad…

Olivia had a lot to say this episode about anyone taking any type of power from her.

What did you think about her version of power? Hit us up on Twitter and tell us what your ideas of power are…

As always, if you need a website feel free to reach out to us at Karasi Media Group. We’d love to work with you.

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Scandal Episode 6×15 & 6×16 – Season Finale

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One of the most pivotal moments in the double header finale was the speech Mama Pope gave while Poppa Pope and Olivia stood behind the window watching…

First, she sang a negro spiritual… then Maya said, “I tell you… Being a Black woman, be strong, they say. Support your men. Raise a man. Think like a man. Well, damn. I gotta do all that? Who’s out here working for me? Carrying my burden? Building me up when I get down? Nobody. Black women out here trying to save everybody. And what do we get? Swagger jacked by white girls wearing bamboo earrings and cornrows…We still try. Try to help all y’all, even when we get nothing. Is that admirable or ridiculous? I don’t know…I could be helping but you don’t want my help… you want to do it all by yourself… God forbid you let a sistah like me help you out. No, you don’t want that. Don’t let me put you on my back when you fall, wipe the crust out of your eyes, put a pep back in your step. Because when we do, you resent us for making you better, smarter, stronger; then drop us so you can be with someone basic. Someone without all that baggage you left us with. But we still try…Admirable or ridiculous? You tell me…”

Let ask you a question….how many times have you felt any or all of the things Maya shared in that monologue?

To answer your question, what does that monologue, Mama Pope or even Scandal have to do with you? Everything.

Maya voiced sentiments long held by hordes of black women.

And as I watched the season 6 double-header finale…

I could hear the thunderous claps of ashy brown hands, amens and church shouts bellowed around the world. Finally, someone was vindicating us–speaking out for US instead of bashing us and making us feel like we’re not enough just as we are. I could feel the breeze from the unison of nods of thousands of generations of black women who have felt, do feel and are feeling the same way about the state of our “place” in the world and the perception of us in it.

Picture this…in 1962, Malcolm X said, “The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.” It’s 2017 and not much has changed…since 1962 around the protection, lack of care and support for black women.

Everywhere we turn, someone is telling us how to be, how to think, how to act and even when we’re doing what we’re “supposed” to be doing by standards we did not architect, we’re still unilaterally cast in a negative light… How do you rise above all of that, ?

How do you rise above the angry black woman stereotype, the bitter black woman rhetoric, the emasculating achievement gap, the bleak realities in employment spaces and the full responsibilities of family that lays across our backs? How do we remove the barely concealed requirement of cultural assimilation and celebrate you as a woman?”


These are the questions I had to ask myself 4 years ago and continue to ask myself today. It is largely the reason, I’ve created the spaces of celebration in my business for black women like you. And I’ve just created a new tee-shirt line, BlackLoveTees.co that celebrates the fullness of black womanhood. The answers to these questions were the catalyst for starting the Scandal Podcast to talk about Olivia Pope and her character-driven “life”. It’s why I created Soulphisticated Academy – to teach branding, business, marketing and freedom through entrepreneurship to black women. Because 55 years after Malcolm X’s declaration, now more than ever, we deserve to be unleashed from the tether of society’s invisible fence.
We deserve admiration for our resilience, our fragile strength, our innovation, determination and our courage.

(I mean you’d think by now the world would know we’re magic but it doesn’t always.) And because I got tired of waiting for the world to catch up to our greatness, I created what I wanted to see…for women like us.

Now you may think that admirable or ridiculous, …but I think it’s what we’re due….

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Scandal Episode 6×11 – Trojan Horse

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I have to admit, Trojan Horse is one of the best episodes of Scandal I’ve seen, ever.

That’s a lot to live up to, isn’t it? After all, we’ve had 101 episodes of Scandal.

But there was something about this episode. Maybe it was all the use of flashbacks or the fact that Fitz made Olivia sat her ass down somewhere…it could have even been the fact that he sent Wharf packing to an outpost in the deep wide yonder… Maybe it was Olivia being removed from the cross that she thinks she has to hold up every single week.

Hell it may have even been Mellie getting what she “thinks” she deserves…which kinda serves her ass right because honestly she’s been harping on what she “deserves” for 6 seasons now and I’m kinda tired of it. What you deserve is to be in bed with some murderers who are now going to ruin your life because you’re self righteous and you know good and well Cyrus won the presidency with Frankie and is supposed to actually be president now. Mellie, get the Trump out of here…

I don’t know what it was but I enjoyed it. I hope you did, too.