Women We Love: Robin Roberts

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Robin RobertsIf you’re a Good Morning America fan like I am, you know the beautiful Ms. Robin Roberts.  Her smile, her sense of humor, her compassion, and her way of making you feel like she’s the sister you never had all contribute to her allure.

Robin Roberts is an inspiration to us all. 

Robin has overcome battles with both breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a disease that required a bone marrow transplant.

And yet her beautiful spirit has not been broken.

Robin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the hall’s class of 2012 for her contributions to and impact on the game of women’s basketball through her broadcasting work and play.  Roberts was also recently honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs. 

Do you love Robin Roberts?  Tell us why in the comments below!

Women We Love: Kerry Washington

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Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

In a nutshell, Kerry Washington has the ability to effortlessly convey class and sensuality at the same time.  And thanks to her role in the hit television series “Scandal,” she is only the second black woman in almost 40 years to lead a network television drama (the first was in 1974 when Teresa Graves starred as a policewoman in Get Christie Love!), and the first one to make it a bona fide hit.

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Those who have had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Washington say that she comes across as thoughtful, brainy and down to earth.  About her role in Scandal, Kerry recently said:

“I wanted ‘Scandal’ to be a success because I wanted networks and studios to believe that people of color and that women can be the driving force — both separately and when you happen to have both. I feel proud that we live in a world where ‘Scandal’ can succeed. It wasn’t up to me. The variable was the audience: Was the audience going to be ready?”

So yeah, we love Kerry Washington—and we love Scandal!  We even have our own thread in The Lounge dedicated to the show! 

Tell us why you love Kerry Washington in the comments below!

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How Do You Get Energized for the Weekend?

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Last weekend, I had all intentions of taking my 2-year old on her first trip to the state zoo. All week, I had been telling everyone my plans (because I was so excited), and had even managed to get free entry tickets for the whole family.

However, when Saturday came, I didn’t go—partly because it was calling for rain, but mostly because I wanted to just sit at home and relax.

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