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Right in time for Spring, Kerry Washington covers a double month issue of EBONY in a black & white dress accented in pops of color. She shares her passions for social activism and why she broke down #Blacklivesmatter on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. More inside…

“Scandal” star Kerry Washington covers the double March/April issue of EBONY where she opens up about her personal passions, latest projects and carefully guarded family life.

Kerry also explains to the mag why she won’t ignore the “race” issue and has no fear in speaking up about it, even if it’s deemed an “inappropriate” time. In case you missed it, she ruffled a few feathers when she talked about Ferguson, MO and #BlackLivesMatter on the Emmy red carpet. When asked about that moment, she told EBONY,

“I was really broken that morning” (thinking about the difficulty of being Black in America). Watching that funeral, I was just broken. And I take all of who I am into a room. That’s where my mind was that day. I’m not going to let anyone segment me or make me exclude parts of who I am because they may be threatening.”

The SPRING 2015 March/April 2015 issue is on newsstands now, and of course, you can watch Kerry in action as Olivia Pope on “Scandal”, Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC. And in an upcoming episode….we “think” she may be getting a new ally!

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