Team Natural Gladiator – Kerry Washington

kerry washington in Save the last Dance

Kerry Washington in Save the Last Dance

Ms Washington played Chenille, the resident baby mama and best friend to Sara in Save The Last Dance.

Sara, played by Julia Stiles was the star of the movie and yes she’s white and was wearing cornrows. *sigh*

Nonetheless, Kerry was looking great, rather expressive in this picture and her curls made her look so young .

Some of you may have forgotten she was in the movie as this was her first big project and she didn’t have a large role.

That type of movie isn’t really my thing (I think because of my age) but despite that I can appreciate her showing her natural hair.

Maybe they wanted a more “urban” feel to the character so they had wear her hair curly.  Who cares what their reasons were as she looks great and her hair is fab.

Now the first time I remember seeing her was in the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.


Yes, her hair was curly in both movies and I’m happy about that since they could have gone for a straighter look in the second one as many sequels have been known for changing up a character’s look.

She played Alicia Masters, the blind girlfriend of The Thing (Michael Chiklis). Kerry is wearing a curly updo that screams elegance and sophistication. Her stylist truly does a great job of creating styles that frame her face well and give her the classy look she deserves.

Kerry Washington in The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Kerry Washington in The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Now, I know we don’t see her hair curly too often in Scandal but it’s not bone straight either. I get it, she has to look more conservative in her role as Olivia Pope.

In fact I can just about forgive anything Olivia Pope does and it makes no difference that she’s not sporting her curls on the regular.

You see, she’s a Team Natural Gladiator and whether or not the world realizes that every Thursday night,  they are still glued to the TV.

They are too busy absorbing each new secret being revealed or high ranking official falling from grace. Olivia Pope is saving everyone but herself.

Tragic really and as she copes with a glass of red wine in one hand and her phone in the other yet we know she’s the ultimate Gladiator.

Kerry Washington, Team Natural Gladiator striking fear and curls through Washington DC and we love her for it!

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Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Comments

    1. Terry Baruti

      Just because I don’t want to see that show does not make me a hater! U r on defense if you don’t want to see Black people in more positive roles I would not call you a hater its a matter of choice!! grow up everybody is not a follower!!

  1. Shanique Buntyn

    couldnt get into the show. Watched the first two eps and ….nope nothing but… she has beautiful hair!

  2. Ennisa Brown

    Yes Carla Peterson I loves that show as does Nina Sutton An’Drea Wilson-Litchmore call us Scandal Fanatics

  3. Kim Edwards

    I could never get into Scandal. But, she’s at the height of her career and that’s a great thing for her, so kudos!

  4. Yinka Fedden

    Love the show and love Kerry. This pic is from Django Unchained, and she was great in that too!

  5. Shanta Mitchell
    Shanta Mitchell

    I still don’t understand how a Black woman being portrayed as a mistress/whore has a lot of people jumping for joy. Smh Black women will never secure respectable roles if they continue to settle for and celebrate being stereotypically portrayed.

    1. Joycelyn Lanae
      Joycelyn Lanae

      I never watched the show, but from what people tell me about its not about her just sleeping with the president. She is an educated black woman that cover scandals. The show isn’t all about her sleeping with the president. If all you see is a black woman being portrayed as a whore on this TV show you may need to reevaluate yourself .

      I’m so tired of Black people trying to knock someone’s success down. there are way more shows and movies of white women actually being betrayed as whores and crack heads than blacks, but no one is undermining their success. Nowadays there are shows of black families that you can enjoy as well.

    2. Shanta Mitchell
      Shanta Mitchell

      That sounds nice; an educated Black woman who covers scandals AND is also a stereotypical mistress/whore. Now that’s what I call progress…NOT! Lol That’s a classic example of White people giving Black people scraps and Black people falling to their knees with overinflated gratitude. Smh

      And why do many Black women care so much about what the White woman is doing? A lot of Black people have this thing where in order to avoid taking any accountability they come up with the delusional thought process that, “White people are doing it too.” Just because many White women are portrayed as lustful sluts in multiple areas of the media, does not mean that it’s okay for Black women to follow suit. White women are not responsible for the Black woman’s actions THE BLACK WOMAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN ACTIONS.

      Nobody is trying to knock down anyone’s success (if being satisfied with playing yet another stereotypical Black female role can be viewed as “success”). The facts are the facts. And unfortunately many people cannot handle the truth.

      Black women need to stop settling for the bottom of the barrel treatment, roles, resresentation, etc. No one is going to respect Black women if they evidently have no respect themselves. Don’t Black people understand that the world is laughing at them on a daily basis. The media portrays Black people in such a degrading light. Why is it so hard for Black people to understand this concept?

    3. Joycelyn Lanae
      Joycelyn Lanae

      How is acting like a mistress a bottom role? My whole point is When you see a white woman playing as a mistress do you shake your head and undermine her success. Why is it any differnt than when a black woman ACT that role? I don’t consider that role stereotypical for black women to play when most black shows I watch they aren’t mistress or whores, but white women are. I’m not saying its okay for Black women to do it because white women are, but why when one black woman play a role like this she get people like you talking shit about it.

      I would understand if you were saying women in general need to stop being portrayed as whores or mistress (which are two different things), but you specifically said black women. I would even understand if you stated that shows like this stay on air, but shows like Hawthorne don’t, so black viewers need to support shows the portray blacks in what you feel like is a better light, but at the end of the day Drama TV shows rack in views no matter what ethnicity is playing the main role. She is acting doing what she love how is that selling her soul, but when a white woman do it she is doing a great job and get around of applause gtfoh with that discrimination bs.

  6. La Shonda T-Butler
    La Shonda T-Butler

    Yada, yada, yada… It’s’s a damn show that is meant to have people talking. No different than a soap opera.

  7. Ni-Ni Henderson
    Ni-Ni Henderson

    I love this show! It’s entertainment and NOT based off of the person Kerry plays in the show, as far as being a home wrecking whore. Get over it. Some of y’all are taking it waaaaayyyyy too serious. Yeah she is black and IDIOTIC people very well may equate her in the show to all black women, but hey…Some folks have to keep lies going on in their minds to help soothe their egos and think they are better than black folks. Just like Joan Rivers…Trying to do everything in her power to become halfway relevant again with her ignorant remarks about POTUS AND FLOTUS.

  8. Mo Cox
    Mo Cox

    I’m so damn annoyed by the consensus of African Americans. This show would have continued with or without a black woman portraying a mistress/leading role. Why are you so consumed with it? It’s a television show meant to appeal the masses and that’s exactly what it is doing. She isn’t portraying black people, queens, she is acting. THAT’S IT. If that’s not your cup of tea, then so be it. But don’t make it into something it’s not.

  9. Trina Reid
    Trina Reid

    How you gonna be an actor, but have limited roles you can play? It’s called acting for a reason people! LOL

  10. Shanta Mitchell
    Shanta Mitchell

    That sounds nice; an educated Black woman who covers scandals AND is also a stereotypical mistress/whore. Now that’s what I call progress…NOT! Lol That’s a classic example, yet again, of White people giving Black people scraps and Black people falling to their knees with overinflated gratitude. Smh

    What is there to reevaluate? Is a mistress, a woman who CHOOSES to degrade herself by sleeping with a married man, not a whore? When did choosing to be a mistress become a virtue?

    And why do many Black women care so much about what the White woman is doing? A lot of Black people have this thing where in order to avoid taking any accountability they come up with the delusional excuse that, “White people are doing it too.” Just because many White women are portrayed as lustful sluts in multiple areas of the media, does not mean that it’s okay for Black women to follow suit. White women are not responsible for the Black woman’s actions, THE BLACK WOMAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN ACTIONS.

    Nobody is trying to knock down anyone’s success (if being satisfied with playing yet another stereotypical Black female role can be viewed as “success”). The issue is with the role NOT the actress. The facts are the facts; Black people have become complacent with selling their souls for a quick buck and notoriety, and unfortunately many Black people cannot handle this truth.

    Black women need to stop settling for the bottom of the barrel treatment, roles, representation, etc. No one is going to respect Black women if they evidently have no respect themselves. Don’t Black people understand that the world is laughing at them on a daily basis? The media portrays Black people in such a degrading light. Why is it so hard for Black people to understand and subsequently challenge this concept?

    If Black people can be so comfortable with their consistent negative portrayal in the media, then they need to stop complaining when non-Black people treat them like sh*t, because essentially they’re agreeing with such treatment.

    🙂

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