Kerry Washington Covers The November 2013 Issue Of Essence Magazine

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Scandal actress Kerry Washington wears a Rafael Cennamo gold dress on the cover of Essence magazine’s November 2013 issue. For this issue, the Emmy nominee was styled by celebrity stylist June Ambrose. Inside, Washington talks about why her role as Olivia Pope has more impact on America then we think.

They are allowing an educated, intelligent, powerful, complicated, human, flawed, multidimensional Black woman into their homes. They’re not walking past her on the street, they’re not trying to avoid engaging her, they’re not ignoring her and pretending she’s somebody else’s family and somebody else’s problem…,” said Washington.

Season 3 of Scandal premieres tonight on ABC at 10pm. Are you tuning in? I am! Let’s support Black Hollywood. The November 2013 issue of Essence magazine hits newsstands October 1oth.

In related Kerry Washington news, yesterday Wednesday (October 2), the Bronx, New York-native and George Washington University graduate was spotted at NYC’s Paley Center for a special event in her honor, “She’s Making Media: Kerry Washington“. While there, Washington talked about the contributions of Black actresses to the arts and also commented on her own political activism with the John Kerry and President Obama campaigns.

Photos Credit: Essence mag | Nino Munoz

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