‘Yellow Fever’ short film challenges beauty standards

Short Film “Yellow Fever” Depicts Effects of Colorism, Beauty Standards

by The Grio

In a powerful short film titled “Yellow Fever,” Ng’endo Mukii, a Kenyan artist and filmmaker, sets out to expose the troubling messages portrayed by... Read More

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Black Men and the Stain of Colorism

by Joshua Adams

When I was a sophomore in college, watching The Boondocks with friends was a weekly ritual. After enjoying the satirical brilliance of Aaron McGruder,... Read More

‘I Hope My Son Stays White’

‘I Hope My Son Stays White’

by Calvin Hennick

I am a White man, and part of the privilege that comes along with that fact is this: I know, with something bordering on... Read More

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.

Nina Simone, Battling for Black Women

by #teamEBONY

"My skin is Black,” the first woman’s story begins, “my arms are long.” And, to a slow and steady beat, “my hair is woolly,... Read More

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Lil B Releases “No Black Person Is Ugly”

by #teamEBONY

Lil B releases "No Black Person Is Ugly" — a four-minute-long track (with accompanying video) where the California rapper spits about colorism, racial conditioning,... Read More

People Still Hate Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Controversy Over Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone Continues

by Jezebel

Many still upset by Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone.  While it makes its Cannes debut, Nina is receiving backlash on Twitter for... Read More

People Still Hate Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Controversy Over Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone Continues

by Jezebel

Many still upset by Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone.  While it makes its Cannes debut, Nina is receiving backlash on Twitter for... Read More

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

Why Black Boys Need Lupita Nyong’o

by Damon Young

It was revealed yesterday that Lupita Nyong’o was named People Magazine’s "Most Beautiful" person. Considering the fact that she’s been everyone’s red carpet darling... Read More

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Don’t Forget About Gabourey Sidibe

by #teamEBONY

Like most people who have souls, I teared up listening to Lupita Nyong’o's acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress during Sunday night’s Oscar telecast.... Read More

Why Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Matters to Black Women & Girls

What Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Means to Black Women and Girls

by Clutch

By now you’ve heard the news that Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her performance in Steve McQueen’s epic drama 12 Years... Read More