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The 'Olivia Pope Syndrome'
Psychotherapist Sabrena Barnes-McAllister discusses her personal and professional experiences with what she has termed "The Olivia Pope Syndrome" - why do women knowingly - or perahps unknowingly - fall for unavailable men - and stay in what are ultimately unfulfilling and painful relationships?
Over the last several years, ABC's hit drama "Scandal" has become one of the most popular shows in the black community. This is largely due to the popularity of Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, who plays the mistress of a rich and powerful white man. If you missed our classic special discussing the show and the REAL reasons for the show's popularity amongst successful African American women, tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" tonight at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com..."REAL Radio that Matters for Over 10 Years" #RRTM
1973: Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones was an undercover special agent for the US Government. Cleo was a Bond-like heroine with power & influence, with her silver and black `73 Corvette Stingray, equipped with automatic weapons, & her martial arts ability.
1974: Foxy Brown poses as a prostitute to infiltrate & help save a fellow black woman from a life of drugs & sexual exploitation. She cremates sex slave dealers plus castrates a foe.
2013: Olivia Pope is openly Cheating and Having Sex the Married, White President on a regular basis. Other than this is as the Main Theme, she runs Olivia Pope & Associates, shrewdly managing crisis issues for the nation's White elite.
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ABC’s hit drama, “Scandal” is one of the most popular shows the black community has ever seen. If you missed our classic special on “The REAL” reasons Why so Many Black Women Love, Idolize and Strive to be like Olivia Pope”, as well as what the Bible says about women who live her type of lifestyle, tune into “The Dedan Tolbert Show” TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. To hear exactly how shows like Being Mary Jane and Scandal epitomize why professional black men arent committing like they used to, listen by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com... “REAL Radio that Matters”.
The Olivia Pope Syndrome
Psychotherapist Sabrena Barnes-McAllister discusses her personal and professional experiences with what she has termed The Olivia Pope Syndrome - why do women knowingly - or perahps unknowingly - fall for unavailable men - and stay in what are ultimately unfulfilling and painful relationships?
“You’ve gotten yourself into a little bit of trouble, Olivia….and I’m here to fix it. You raised your skirt, opened your knees and gave it away to a man with too much power. You’re not rare…You’re not special. Your story is no different from a thousand other stories in this town…So you know how this goes.”----Olivia Pope’s Father giving one of the best TV speeches of all time.
If you're a fan of Scandal, tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a rebroadcast of my discussion on the show, as well as what "Fathers Can Do to Help Keep their Daughters from Becoming Promiscuous and Targeted for SEX". Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or listen online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com... "Real Radio that Matters".
Did you miss our special on "Scandal: Why Black Women Love Olivia Pope"? If so, tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" TONIGHT at 9:00pm EST for a special rebroadcast. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online worldwide at www.dedantolbertshow.com." REAL Radio that Matters".
Scandal... the word conjures images of trusted leaders caught up in adulterous affairs, high-powered politicians cutting backroom deals, and scheming, corrupt businessmen running ponzi schemes and swindling others out of their money. The word "scandal" has been thrown around a lot recently, especially since three political crises situations came to light and shook up the White House and other branches of government. Now officials are scrambling to fix what went wrong and to ensure that it never happens again.
You've probably also heard the word "scandal" in reference to ABC's political thriller series starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope who runs a crisis management firm and operates as a "fixer" to protect the public images of politicians who find themselves in trouble.
Perhaps, some of us can identify with the word "scandal" ourselves. Of course, our problems and crises may not be in the public eye, but we certainly struggle and have done things wrong that we would be ashamed to have others find out about. In many ways, we are just as messed up as the people we watch on TV and read about on the internet who have to work out the problems in their lives under the microscope of public scrutiny and criticism. Sometimes, we tend to think that we are better than others because we do not have the problems they have. However, we have our own set of problems that we must deal with. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:10, "There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
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"Upfront & Straightforward" Host Alan Roger Currie sponsors another one of his provocative "Open Forum Discussion" episodes with his listening audience, this one asking the question: Is Actress Kerry Washington's role of "Olivia Pope" on ABC's hit series, "Scandal" really a 'role model' for women ... and particularly, Black women?
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There are scandals galore in Hollywood and in the White House. From acts of immorality to criminal acts, it's rarely a surprise when we see a famous name appear in the headlines for something bad. One of the latest scandals involves a reality show star by the name of Josh Duggar. The "19 Kids and Counting" participant has been accused of not just being a molester of seven girls, but some of those girls were his sisters.
Can he recover from this? And if so, why do certain people get a pass on pedophilia while others do not?
Also, Rachel Dolezal was president of the NAACP in Washington, but she's a white woman. Big deal? It is to some if you lie about being black. Is this the true definition of "fake it 'til you make it"? Does it matter what color she is if she's getting stuff done?
These things and more on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show! "No experts. Just opinions."
Show No. 489
Scheduled for 60-75 mins.
Join us as we turn up the heat for a great salon debate. Must Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope be noble? We borrow the question from Viola Davis challenge to audiences about black artists and their roles.
While Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to diversity, weaving a web of amazing story lines amongst very diverse casts in several shows, Olivia Pope fans prove to be a different audience. Not all Scandal fans have followed Rhimes Hollywood success from show to show. As such, her storytelling style is a bit of a shocker — leaving some beyond shocked.
Hair She Goes! Can Scandal Fans Handle A Leading Lady Who Happens to Be A Criminal, a Whore, a Liar — and Black?
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