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Viola Davis describes as being ‘less than classically beautiful,’ black women defend star

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:49 pm September 26, 2014   A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”– as “less than classically beautiful.” Viola Davis had a few […]

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Video: Lupita Nyong’o's Sesame Street appearance is a must watch

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:58 pm September 16, 2014 During a special guest appearance on “Sesame Street” Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o made us all proud. During a skit with Elmo, Nyong’o talked about all of the great things about her skin. 

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Lupita Nyong’o says dark complexion was an ‘obstacle’ during her youth

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am February 28, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o delivered a tear-filled speech as she accepted an award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon. The 30-year-old star has been receiving a wave of attention for her astonishing role in the critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. During her speech, Nyong’o made a confession […]

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Viola Davis: ‘I have never felt pretty’

Since her Oscar-nominated performance in “The Help,” Viola Davis has pretty much become a household name. Despite fame and success, the star opened up about her battles with beauty and self-esteem. “I have never felt pretty,” she said during a lunch interview with Essence.

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Creator promotes positive ethnic beauty through doll line

For decades, black girls have played with dolls that did not look like them, & the practice has lasting affects on the self-esteem of young girls and women. But Karen Byrd is seeking to change that with her ethnic doll line Natural Girls United!

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J. Cole on Colorism: “I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin”

In a recent interview with BET, rapper J. Cole sounded off on a variety of heavy issues. On the subject of colorism, Cole asserted that he may not have found the level of success he’s attained were he dark-skinned.

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Iman: Boycott Fashion Labels That Don’t Use Black Models

Supermodel Iman has called for a boycott of fashion labels that don’t use black models: “”It feels to me like the times need a real hard line drawn like in the Sixties, by saying if you don’t use black models, then we boycott”

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Could Light-Skinned Women Ever Be the Subject of a Documentary like “Dark Girls”?

Should the experience of light-skinned black women be the subject of a documentary like “Dark Girls”?

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Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

Last week, we told you about Horizon Science Academy, a school in Ohio that – as part of its dress code – banned afro puffs and braids. After widespread outrage, Horizon has lifted the ban and released an apology, vowing to take necessary steps to “prevent this from ever happening again.”

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Serena Williams’ Body Compared to a “Monster Truck” in Rolling Stone Interview

A recent Rolling Stone interview with Serena Williams raised some eyebrows when the writer compared Serena Williams’ body to a monster truck.

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