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What “lackluster” #LightGirls was missing


By Diamond 11:04 am January 21, 2015 Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.

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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm December 31, 2014 Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell […]

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The Darkest Rose: Colorism Shows No Beauty

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 1:20 pm September 18, 2014 Sometimes I look at my little sister and wish I had the power to filter out all what’s wrong with the world. She is a dark skinned, young lady with a shy smile and short curls. She just entered her teenage years and will learn the […]

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Jem and the Holograms actress much lighter than cartoon


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm April 25, 2014 Many 80s kids were excited to learn about the upcoming movie Jem and the Holograms, based on the 80s animated series Jem. The cast for the movie has just been announced, and producers have tapped Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau of Lost and The Best Man fame to play The Holograms […]

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Video: Pharrell features diverse women in ‘Marilyn Monroe’ video


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:36 pm April 23, 2014 Everyone remembers the controversy music producer-turned-rapper Pharrell caused when he released his the cover art for his newest album “Girl.” Well it appears that the singer took note. His latest video for the song “Marilyn Monroe” not only features a black woman on the single’s cover, but […]

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Study: People remember educated black men as having lighter skin

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:29 pm January 15, 2014   In the latest research produced by professors at San Francisco State University involving colorism, results of a new study reveal that people remember educated black men as having lighter skin. The study, “When an ‘Educated Black Man Becomes Lighter in the Mind’s Eye” explored the concept called […]

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What about Team Brown Skin?

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 11:14 am October 24, 2013 I never had to deal with colorism most of my life. It wasn’t until these past few years, I realized that racism is not the only hurdle we must overcome. I don’t want to sound predictable. I want to share my thoughts with you. I’m a brown skinned woman. Brown […]

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Sammy Sosa’s lighter skin & the affects of colorism

Legendary baseball player Sammy Sosa is looking light these days.We’re not referring to the star’s weight either. A recent picture of Sosa surfaced when he appeared on television in Panama the other day. Viewers immediately took to social media noting the athlete’s lighter complexion.

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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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Spike Lee Has a Script for a ‘School Daze” Sequel

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:02 pm July 30, 2013 According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee has a script for the sequel to his classic 2nd full length film “School Daze.” The film would be set 25 years later. I had the script for [the sequel] to School Daze… a contemporary version, same school… 25 years […]

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