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Jem and the Holograms actress much lighter than cartoon

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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 drummer, Shana. 

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

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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 a plethora of different women. 

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Study: People remember educated black men as having lighter skin

  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 “skin tone memory bias.”

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What about Team Brown Skin?

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 as in carmel. As in Reginal Hall or Halle Berry […]

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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

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 later. Hopefully I can get Laurence Fishburne to […]

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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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OWN Network Premieres “Dark Girls” Documentary This Sunday

The buzzed-about documentary Dark Girls will make its premiere on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday June 23rd. The film delves into the prejudices faced by dark-skinned women around the world.

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India Arie Accused of Lightening Her Skin for Promotional Photo

R&B singer India Arie has been accused to lightening her skin for the cover art for her new single “Cocoa Butter.” Her people say her lighter appearance in the photo is due to camera flash and angle. What do you think?

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