~~Doran & Jezscia…Catfish, Colorism and Black Women’s Role In It~~

Like most 20-somethings that live on their own and that stretch out a pot of pasta for as a long as possible so they can pay their bills, I don’t have cable. The only time I watch actual TV is when I’m over my parents’ house or when I get some type of gumption from… Continue reading ~~Doran & Jezscia…Catfish, Colorism and Black Women’s Role In It~~

A Letter to Beyoncé

I, like most people, was a complete Destiny’s Child fan. Personally, my favorite band member was always Kelly (she reminded me so much like my older sister physically). I, like most people, was saddened to see Destiny’s Child break up. Among the deaths of Aaliyah and Left Eye, the mental breakdown of Brittney Spears, the… Continue reading A Letter to Beyoncé

The New Faces of Carol’s Daughter Promote Diversity?

If you’ve been natural any length of time, you’ve heard of Carol’s Daughter–the black hair care line that many curly-haired girls swear by! (I, however, don’t. It really didn’t work for my thick wooly hair. Besides, it’s too got dang expensive! I’m a firm believer that hair products don’t necessarily have to be expensive in… Continue reading The New Faces of Carol’s Daughter Promote Diversity?

Yet Another Colorism Tale~~Skin Bleaching in Jamaica

Wow! This is getting out of hand… I was browsing Yahoo News and saw this article and was COMPLETELY horrified!!!! See, this is the product of colorism. This is the product of the old “Lighter is better,” syndrome that plagues the African Diaspora, all descendents of Africans everywhere. This is ridiculous and you know what?… Continue reading Yet Another Colorism Tale~~Skin Bleaching in Jamaica

Italy’s Black Allure Spread Showcases Black Models

Here’s something that makes you feel good being in your own skin! 🙂 Vogue Italy has made strides where the United States is slowly lagging behind by showcasing the beauty of Black Models in their Black Allure Spread. When I saw the pics on Bossip, I just HAD to show it to you. Finally, a… Continue reading Italy’s Black Allure Spread Showcases Black Models

Why Dark-skinned Men Tend to be more ColorStruck

I was searching YouTube like I usually do during my 8–hour stint at work and found this VERY interesting video below: This got me thinking about all the young men I’ve had debates with over the subject of colorism. I realized that every single one was dark-skinned. Hmmmm… this is interesting, I thought. I have never… Continue reading Why Dark-skinned Men Tend to be more ColorStruck

Colorism within the Music World…Yes, it does exist!

Here’s a comment I saw on a website that set the wheels in my head turning. Artistry is not based on your itunes charting and the records you sell. Artistry is about talent. Beyonce, Rihanna, and Alicia get special treatment from the mainstream media because of their light-complexion. YES I SAID IT! I do believe… Continue reading Colorism within the Music World…Yes, it does exist!