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  • Part two of the Aaliyah biopic continues to shine light on Colorism in Hollywood
    Part two of the Aaliyah biopic continues to shine light on Colorism in Hollywood
    The facts regarding colorism in the Lifetime biopic, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” which premiered Saturday (and will continue to repeat), are definitely disturbing.Yesterday, I asked in part one of my article (http://www...
  • African-American Educator Provides Alternative to Colorism Trend
    African-American Educator Provides Alternative to Colorism Trend
    Aim is to “Break Cycle of Self-Hate” in Communities of ColorFirst Published as “African-American Educator Provides Alternative to Colorism Trend” on http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1076894 CNN iReport“Who taught you...
  • Beauty Comes in All Hues
    Dark Girls documentary airs dirty laundry of the black community
    "You're pretty to be dark skinned." "I only date red bone girls with long hair." "If it isn't light, it isn't right." "Light skin looks better than dark skin." "Ewww, she's so dark."...
  • Who Identifies as African American and Who Does Not? (Video)
    Who Identifies as African American and Who Does Not? (Video)
    Did you watch CNN’s broadcast of “Who is Black in America?” with Soledad O’Brien? What did you think?The show focused on multi-racial students and their mentors, who have faced racial identity issues within the black...
  • Dark Girls
    Dark Girls Movie Premiere TONIGHT at the Lyric
    Tonight at the historic Lyric Opera House in Baltimore is the Premiere of Dark Girls. Actor/Director/Producer Bill Duke and Writer/Producer/Director D. Channsin Berry join forces to bring a thought provoking piece on “Colorism” within...
  • 'Dark Girls' Documentary
    Black is beautiful and burdened: See 'Dark Girls' on OWN
    There's the paper bag theory, bourgeois light skin v.bitter dark skin, good and bad hair remarks, and other dividers that have been carried along for centuries. We know where it comes from, but why is it still here?Director Bill Duke, with...
  • A nightmare of black questions
    Black on black and colorism
    No matter what race we are, when asked to make a list of what is good and what is bad about ourselves most of us find that the list is longer under the subject of what is bad. The same is disturbingly true in the case of African American children...