Dencia

Whitenicious and
YOUR Self-Hatred

by Alexander Hardy   Jan 22, 2014

Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has found herself on tongues and pages across the globe as of late. However, the newfound spotlight has little to... Read More

classroom

Study: Light Skin Associated with Education

by The Atlantic   Jan 15, 2014

The students tested at San Francisco State University were shown words like "ignorant" and "educated" for 33 milliseconds. These subliminal prompts are part of... Read More

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

Teaching Black Girls to Be Beautiful

by Daisy Jenkins, JD   Dec 23, 2013

One of the songs I love so much by the late Godfather of Soul, James Brown, is “Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m... Read More

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:
Black Men and Colorism

by Gerren Keith Gaynor   Oct 28, 2013

While skimming through my Instagram timeline recently, I came across a photo of actor Michael Ealy with some very colorful captions: “We outta style... Read More

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