Journal of Popular Film and Television
Starring representations of African-American women on television are rare. The versions of Black feminist characters on Scandal (ABC) and Being Mary Jane (BET) create a juxtaposition between a white supremacist Black feminism (Scandal) and an Afrocentric, female-centered rendering of Black feminism (Being Mary Jane).
Siebler, K. (2019). Black feminists in serialized dramas: The gender/sex/sexuality/race politics of Being Mary Jane and Scandal. Journal of Popular Film and Television, 47(3), 152-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/01956051.2018.1540395