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Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating Could Be in the Same Room, and I Think I’m Gonna Die

Scandal's Olivia Pope and How to Get Away With Murder's Annalise Keating are two of the most powerful and fascinating women on television right now, played beautifully by Kerry Washington and Viola Davis, respectively. Wouldn't it be amazing if they could share screen time? Well, this might not be as far-fetched as we thought!

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A Different World For a New Generation: Grown-ish Series Premiere Tonight on Freeform

Episode one of Grown-ish starts tonight at 8pm EST on Freeform with an hour-long premiere and I couldn't be more excited about what the show will be bringing to the table! Not only is Yara Shahidi an amazingly talented actress with great hair, she has also been an outspoken activist when it comes to racism, gender inequality and a vast number of issues.

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If You Were Planning on Being an Abusive, Sexist Predator in Hollywood, Its Women Say #TIMESUP

The end of 2017 was all about expressing solidarity and speaking truth to power in the realm of Hollywood sexism and abuse. 2018 is all about taking action. You thought there was a reckoning before? It's only just started. For those who would abuse, prey on, or otherwise demean or diminish women in any industry: time's up.

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All-White Actresses Photoshoot Was A “Sad Look” Says Jessica Chastain

On Thursday,  the Los Angeles Times magazine The Envelope released its cover—and low and behold, it was a spread featuring six white actresses with the unfortunate tagline, "A Shift in Focus: Actresses call for change in the way many stories are told." Yup.

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#MeToo’s Focus on White Celebrities Forces Blue Collar Women of Color to Ask #WhatAboutUs

The New York Times has run an in-depth profile on a group of these women: the female employees at the Ford manufacturing plant in Chicago. The women who work there are supposed to be protected by their union (and, hypothtically, the basic decency of their coworkers), but that's not the reality they face.

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Former Bernie Sanders Staffer Erika Andiola and Six Other DACA Recipients on Hunger Strike

The deadline for the U.S. federal government to pass spending legislation in order to avoid a shutdown is December 22nd. Among other things up for debate is the question of whether any spending bill should be passed without a clean DREAM Act. In order to stress the importance of this, seven "Dreamers" are on a hunger strike.

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Maame Biney Makes History as First Black Woman to Qualify For U.S. Olympic Speedskating

Black Girl Magic is alive and well in the sports world this week, thanks to 17-year-old speedskating phenom, Maame Biney!

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Chewing Gum Is Coming Back For Season 3! Praise Beyoncé

A couple of months ago, rumors were flying about that the E4 show, Chewing Gum staring Michaela Coel and Susie Wokoma, was not going to be returning for a third season. Turns out those are lies.

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Just Look at All These Candidates Who Made History Last Night

Last night, dozens of marginalized candidates made history in mayorships, city councils, and state legislatures across the country. We can win this.

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Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem Speak On Weinstein and Who Holds Power

Actress and activist Jane Fonda, along with fellow activist and author Gloria Steinem, spoke to MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Wednesday about the Weinstein situation and whose voices are being heard.

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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Francesca Andre’s Short Film Charcoal Explores Generational Effects of Colorism

You can't go very far as a woman of color without encountering the oppressive nature of colorism. While it certainly affects men's lives as well, the way it's tied to beauty standards for women (and the sexism involved in women being taught their only value lies in physical beauty) makes the way in which they interact with it distinct. Filmmaker Francesca Andre explores this in a unique way in her short film, Charcoal.

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All the Things I Loved About Star Trek: Discovery, Despite One Huge Disappointment

Here's the truly disappointing thing.

Last night was the night that Trekkies all over the world were waiting for! Star Trek: Discovery had its two-hour premiere! Two hours, you ask? Yes indeedly. If you were only watching the CBS broadcast, you only saw what ended up being the first half of the pilot. Hour two was uploaded exclusively to CBS All Access, and it was well worth taking in on the new platform.

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Interview: Natalie Morales Describes Her “Weird and Serendipitous” Journey to Battle of the Sexes

After hearing Team Billie Jean and Team Bobby at the Battle of the Sexes press conference this weekend, I had the chance to sit down with one of the film's stars, Natalie Morales, one-on-one.

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Issa Rae Pitches a “Black 90210 or Gossip Girl” and It Sounds Like the Best Show Ever

Attention TV networks and streaming services! Issa Rae has an idea for a new TV show that will almost certainly make you bank. Check out her pitch after the jump, and then get on that shizz before someone beats you to it.

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Grandfather With Commemorative Plaza in Puerto Rico

Shut up. I'm not crying, you're crying. Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to proclaim #YoSoyVegaAlta (I Am Vega Alta), which is the town in Puerto Rico where his family is from.

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Gina Rodriguez and Stephanie Beatriz Star In a Totally Made-Up Superhero Movie…As Girlfriends!

Following the advice of Lin-Manuel Miranda, with an assist by @loudlysilent on Twitter. Sí se puede!

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Brie Larson Urges Fellow White People to Check Out Crowdsourced “Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves”

Brie Larson, our future Captain Marvel, is increasingly using her growing platform to try and do good in the world. Today, she retweeted a tweet from NY Times Magazine staff writer and host of the Still Processing podcast Jenna Wortham that contains a link to an amazing resource: the "Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves."

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Ava DuVernay to Bring Octavia Butler’s Dawn to Television, and It’s About Time

We're finally getting an Octavia Butler adaptation for television! Thanks, Ava DuVernay!

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Review: Detroit a Powerful Depiction of Racism That Manages to Erase Black Women

4 out of 5 stars.

They say that art imitates life, and at times of sociopolitical turmoil, art tends to take on a more dour, intense tone. Right now, there's Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit, a film that takes place in 1960s Michigan, but feels all-too-relevant to the present moment.

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