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When Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) and Mayor Zahra Taylor (Amanda Warren) get together to de-stress from everything happening on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (this Sunday 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), the conversation turns serious about the pressures facing Black women when Loretta mentions that her son is mad at her for not letting him go to a protest:

Mayor Zahra Taylor: That’s a lot to carry, Loretta.

Dr. Loretta Wade: That’s what I keep telling him.

Zahra: I’m talking about you…

Loretta: Me? I’m fine. I’m a “strong black woman.” I don’t get to be anything but fine.

Zahra: Well, this strong black woman is struggling. Arguing more with my husband. Getting three hours of sleep a night…and when I can close my eyes, I can’t rest for worrying about the city. I’m running on fumes, Loretta. And I’m not too proud to admit it.

Loretta: Now that’s the brave face our mothers force on us.

Zahra: Heaven forbid a woman, especially a black woman, shows the least bit of righteous anger.

Loretta: Just shifts so quickly from strong black woman to ‘angry black woman’ in these people’s eyes.

Zahra: And a thin line between them. I swear sometimes I can’t breathe. The pressure I’m under is so crushing.

Loretta (pouring another glass of wine): This helps.

Zahra: Does it?

Loretta: Takes the edge off. Keeps me sane.

Zahra: But does it give you peace?


A “NOTES FOR NERDS” EXCLUSIVE! - Join Stephen Colbert for his “Return to New Zealand: A Magical Land Where Hugs Still Happen,” a special episode of A LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT airing tomorrow night, Friday, Dec. 11, at 11:35 PM, ET/PT. The brand new episode will feature never-before-seen footage from Colbert’s epic journey to New Zealand, as well as behind-the-scenes looks at his shoot with “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, his death-defying bungee jump and more from his 2019 trip to the island-nation. It’s a celebratory hour of television, honoring the wonderful people of New Zealand and a reminder of the adventure that awaits when life begins to return to normal.


Kyle Davis from Los Angeles didn’t make it on stage to play a pricing game or spin the wheel on THE PRICE IS RIGHT, but he won the greatest prize of all after proposing to his girlfriend during the show last Monday, Dec. 7. Post-airdate spoiler alert: she said yes!

Watch the video here.

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