Could First Lady End Hollywood Colorism?

Could Michelle Obama Help End Colorism in Hollywood?

by The Root   May 30, 2013

Recently I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation hosted by New York Women in Film and Television and the Fox Broadcasting Co. on the issue... Read More

"Imagine A Future: My Black Is Beautiful" debuts during The Tribeca Film Festival.

My Black is Beautiful Debuts at Tribeca

by Huffington Post   Apr 23, 2013

It was only a year ago that Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB), an organization that celebrates the diverse beauty of African-American women and... Read More

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Complexion Cops

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Complexion Cops

by Michael Arceneaux   Apr 03, 2013

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   Feb 22, 2013

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   Feb 21, 2013

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   Feb 21, 2013

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   Feb 21, 2013

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   Feb 21, 2013

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   Feb 20, 2013

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   Jan 30, 2012

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