Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul: 'I'm Tired of Apologizing for My Blackness'

Nykhor Paul: “I’m Definitely Super Tired of Apologizing for My Blackness”

by Jezebel   Jul 08, 2015

Dear White people in the fashion world! Please don’t take this the wrong way but it’s time you people get your shit right when... Read More

Study: Hard Times Can Make People More Racist

Recession Leads to More Racism

by #teamEBONY   Jun 10, 2014

A new study shows that tough economic periods make people more prejudiced against those with darker skin. People perceive race differently during an economic... 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   Mar 04, 2014

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

Lupita Nyong'o Admits Complexion Was An 'Obstacle' During Her Youth

Lupita Nyong’o Shares that She Struggled with Her Dark Skin

by Huffington Post   Feb 28, 2014

There wasn't a dry eye in the house Thursday when Lupita Nyong'o delivered an emotional speech while accepting her honor for best breakout performance... Read More

Images Spark Racism Debate in Thailand

Thailand’s Racism Problem

by #teamEBONY   Nov 05, 2013

In 2006, Dwight Turner, a twenty-eight-year-old Atlanta native, moved to Thailand. Not long after arriving, Turner told me, he went to a prestigious Bangkok... Read More

[BEAUTIFULLY BROWN]
11 Beauty Myths Dark Girls Should Stop Believing

[BEAUTIFULLY BROWN]
11 Beauty Myths Dark Girls Should Stop Believing

by #teamEBONY   Oct 31, 2013

They've been made up by anonymous people over time, and they've been engrained in our pretty little brown heads. The "beauty rules" for dark... Read More

Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin, and the Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin, and the Saddest Story I’ve Ever Read

by #teamEBONY   Jul 03, 2013

I was sitting in my living room when I first read this. My girl was in the kitchen. I told her about the interview.... Read More

Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of 'Entertainment Weekly?'

Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened?

by #teamEBONY   Apr 04, 2013

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman... 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

Filmmakers Explore Prejudice Toward Dark-Skinned Women Within Black Community

Filmmakers Explore Prejudice Toward Dark-Skinned Women Within Black Community

by Margena A. Christian   Jan 10, 2012

It’s rare when a documentary, particularly an African American one, sets off an avalanche of attention before the project is even released. Dark Girls... Read More