Yes, Jesse Williams Is Black Enough to Call Out America’s Racism

Yes, Jesse Williams Is Black Enough to Call Out America’s Racism

by Britni Danielle   Jun 28, 2016

Almost as soon as Jesse Williams stepped off the stage at the BET Awards after giving a powerful speech about racism, activism, and Black... Read More

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Beauty and the Bleach: This Issue is More than Skin Deep

by Yaba Blay   Jun 20, 2016

Over the past few years, social media has been abuzz with discussions of skin bleaching. In recent weeks, we’ve lamented Lil Kim’s ghostly shadow... Read More

‘Yellow Fever’ short film challenges beauty standards

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

by The Grio   Mar 31, 2015

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   Sep 16, 2014

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   Sep 02, 2014

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   Aug 04, 2014

"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   Jul 30, 2014

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   May 16, 2014

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   May 16, 2014

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   Apr 24, 2014

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