When a reporter from The New York Times labeled Shonda Rhimes as an "angry Black woman" who showcases "a powerful, intimidating Black woman” on television, Rhimes didn't advocate for the article to be removed.

"In this world in which we all feel we're so full of gender equality and we're a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it's a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal," she said.

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Shonda Rhimes, creator of ABC hit series', Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder, discusses her weight loss journey. 

Essence.com
Nov, 05, 2015

Shonda Rhimes has lost more than 100 lbs. – and she doesn't really have a particular end goal in sight. 

"For me, it's never truly been about a number," says the creator of Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, who is featured in the current issue of PEOPLE. "It's just about feeling good. I feel good and really healthy."

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Not that seeing the numbers on the scale go down hasn't been helpful: "Being a competitive person, having a number and a goal helps me," admits the executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder. 

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