[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Complexion Cops

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Complexion Cops

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Complexion Cops: While I understand that Michael Jackson going from little Black prince to Prince’s second cousin in the 1980s, to Elizabeth Taylor’s... Read More

The Pretty Brown Girl Movement

The Pretty Brown Girl Movement

by Melanie Yvette

Just two years ago, Sheri Crawley decided to ask God what her purpose was, and where she should begin. After retiring from the corporate world,... Read More

LEGACY AND INTEGRITY:
Why Zoe Saldana Was the Wrong Choice for Nina Simone

LEGACY AND INTEGRITY:
Why Zoe Saldana Was the Wrong Choice for Nina Simone

by Marc Lamont Hill

Many people around the world celebrated upon hearing the news that writer/director Cynthia Mort was making a biopic inspired by the life of legendary... Read More

LEGACY AND INTEGRITY:
Why Zoe Saldana Was the Wrong Choice for Nina Simone

LEGACY AND INTEGRITY:
Why Zoe Saldana Was the Wrong Choice for Nina Simone

by Marc Lamont Hill

Many people around the world celebrated upon hearing the news that writer/director Cynthia Mort was making a biopic inspired by the life of legendary... Read More

MASS APPEAL:
Why Zoe Saldana Should Play Nina Simone

MASS APPEAL:
Why Zoe Saldana Should Play Nina Simone

by Tracy Byrd

When I read about Zoë Saldana being cast as Nina Simone, I heard about everything in a barrage of e-mail, text messages, articles and... Read More

MASS APPEAL:
Why Zoe Saldana Should Play Nina Simone

MASS APPEAL:
Why Zoe Saldana Should Play Nina Simone

by Tracy Byrd

When I read about Zoë Saldana being cast as Nina Simone, I heard about everything in a barrage of e-mail, text messages, articles and... Read More

COLORISM:
The War at Home

COLORISM:
The War at Home

by Chris Williams

The "color complex" has remains a source of great controversy and pain in the African American community and across much of the African Diaspora.... Read More

‘Dark Girls’ Does The Right Thing

‘Dark Girls’ Does The Right Thing

by Akiba Solomon

When the trailer for Bill Duke’s colorism documentary Dark Girls hit the internets last spring, I distinctly remember wanting to kick somebody in the... Read More