Why Folks Aren’t Feeling Tyrese Gibson and #MyBlackQueen

Why Folks Aren’t Feeling Tyrese Gibson and #MyBlackQueen

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 02, 2017

Tyrese Gibson found out calling someone “#MyBlackQueen” doesn’t guarantee a royal reception. Earlier this week Gibson received a lot of backlash after unveiling his... Read More

Porsche Thomas Serves Melanin Magic and a Message for Trolls

Porsche Thomas Serves Melanin Magic and a Message for Trolls

by LaToya Cross   Jan 05, 2017

Porsche Thomas is beautiful. Even through photographs, her skin glows. The model’s melanin glistens and people who have nothing better to do with their... Read More

Denzel Washington Gives Perspective on Colorism in Hollywood

Denzel Washington Gives Perspective on Colorism in Hollywood

by LaToya Cross   Dec 28, 2016

Denzel Washington, who has been busy promoting the film Fences, never descends your presence without leaving a bit of information that will have your... Read More

Colorism: There’s An App for That … and It Must Be Deleted

Colorism: There’s An App for That … and It Must Be Deleted

by Kyra Kyles   Aug 12, 2016

If ever an app deserved to be deleted from all platforms and banished from Black-kind, it’s a monstrosity known as Smoochr. Shout out to... Read More

We Need to Talk About Leslie Jones and Colorism in Our Community<br />

We Need to Talk About Leslie Jones and Colorism in Our Community

by LaSha   Aug 12, 2016

A few of weeks ago, a friend tagged me in an article about how Saturday Night Live cast member and comedienne Leslie Jones hadn’t... Read More

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