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Too light for Black Girl Magic? Survivors Remorse Tackles Colorism and Gets it Right

RaVal Davis | Posted 08.16.2016 | Black Voices
RaVal Davis

Let’s talk about race, baby. That’s easy. In fact, there are over half a dozen top TV shows willing to tackle the subject of race and racism. Whet...

Majority Of Hispanic Millennials Say They’ve Experienced Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices

A majority of young Hispanics in the U.S. have experienced discrimination, according to a Pew Research Center survey. The survey, published June 29, f...

Stop Bashing Black Women to Feel Better About Yourself

Tyler Payton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Tyler Payton

As a black woman, it is annoying and frustrating to have white women constantly degrading us in order to make themselves look "better" in comparison. ...

Why We Shouldn't Let Colorism Overshadow Jesse Williams' Activism

Brennan DuBose | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brennan DuBose

We cannot let our insecurities, our biases, or our unconscious unremitting to the defaulting of looking at our own lives through White lenses hinder, halt, or detour, the need for justice and freedom.

Your Blackness Isn't Like Mine:  Colorism And Oppression Olympics

Sil Lai Abrams | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sil Lai Abrams

Those of us with light-skin privilege who speak up about the injustices that we all face as Black people should not have their message minimized while being vilified for their appearance. We do however, have control over how we acknowledge the advantages or disadvantages of our color.

What Zoe Saldana Still Doesn't Get About The 'Nina' Controversy

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.22.2016 | Black Voices

Zoe Saldana wants us all to move on from the controversy surrounding the movie "Nina," but she's made it a bit difficult with her latest comments. The...

The Nuances Of Womanhood And Black Inclusivity

Cierra Lockett | Posted 06.18.2016 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

Race and gender cannot be separated for black women. Black women do not have the privilege of living their lives as solely black or solely women at any given point in time. They endure both struggles at once.

To Those Who Would Tell Me I'm 'Pretty For A Dark-Skinned Girl'

Towanda Bryant | Posted 06.17.2016 | Black Voices
Towanda Bryant

No one is better than anyone else. Lighter isn't better than darker or vice versa. Let's teach and practice seeing each other in our simplest form -- human.

This Poem Annihilates Anyone Who Says 'Pretty For A Dark Skin Girl'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices

Most dark-skinned black women can remember at least one instance in their life when they've been made to feel or were just outright told that they're ...

Here's Why This African Country Is Banning Skin Bleaching

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

The harmful practice of skin-bleaching remains a serious issue across Caribbean, African, and Asian countries; but fortunately, one country is doing s...

Watch This Stanford Grad Student Tell Ad Execs How To Stop Colorism

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.26.2016 | Black Voices

Colorism -- the discrimination of people with dark skin -- has been a hot-button issue for years, with documentaries like "Dark Girls" being one of th...

This Video Breaks Down Why Latinx Should Check Their Privilege

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices

If you have any doubts about whether you can be both Latinx and privileged, Kat Lazo wants to have a word with you. In a video posted Thursday, the Y...

The Darkness of Skin and the Lightness of Lil' Kim

Ezinne Ukoha | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices
Ezinne Ukoha

As most people woke up with the afterglow of Beyoncé's stunning delivery that still requires many more weeks of reflection, another talented woman of color abruptly seized the headlines.

Stop Asking What Happened To Lil' Kim's Face. You Already Know.

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.27.2016 | Black Voices


'I Don't See Color. I Just See People.'

Sabrina Sultana | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Sabrina Sultana

Doing a person of color a favor by treating them like a white person (or, in other words, like a human being) does not do justice to the equality movement. If we want a shift of perspective - a shift of morals - it is crucial that we become conscious of the privileges and prejudices that come as a result of our colors.

If My Skin Wasn't This Light, Would I Still Like Myself?

Nadya Agrawal | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Nadya Agrawal

I grew paler and thought ah, I must be fair now. I would wink at myself in the mirror as I got ready in the mornings. Now I am suitable and desirable and marriage material. And I carried on like that till college.

Colourism: #unfairandlovely proves it remains a universal slight on humanity

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Vashna Jagarnath, Rhodes University Over the past few weeks the #unfairandlovely campaign started by black photographer Pax Jones and sisters Mirusha...

#UnfairAndLovely Campaign Dares to Break Dark-Skin Stigma Around the World

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Colorism tackles stigma within communities of colour that elevates lighter skin at all costs--after all, there is a reason skin bleaching creams are so popular. It speaks to the pernicious qualities of white supremacy that skin tone is such a volatile issue--routinely ignored by campaigns or supporters of anti-racism and racial equality.

Coloring Outside the Lines: How Internal Racism Divided Me From Myself

DiDi Delgado | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
DiDi Delgado

We're all BLACK. Some of us just don't know it yet. Although I often feel conflicted about calling myself anything that someone decided to call me based on my skin tone, my heritage or my background

This Powerful Campaign Is Tackling Colorism In Communities Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.10.2016 | Black Voices

If you look up the trending hashtag #Unfairandlovely on Twitter, expect to find one of the most engaging discussions about colorism and beauty on the ...

What My Light-Skinned Best Friend Didn't Understand About My Pain

Beyond Classically Beautiful | Posted 03.04.2016 | Style
Beyond Classically Beautiful

By Abi Ishola A couple of months ago I met a woman in Manhattan who I photographed for our ongoing Real Beauty Moment photo series. She expre...

Nina Simone Estate Tells Zoe Saldana To 'Take Nina's Name Out Your Mouth'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.03.2016 | Entertainment

Nina Simone's estate has again spoken out against the forthcoming biopic about the late jazz singer, this time responding to the trailer that premiere...

The Secret Life of a Light-Skinned African-American Girl

Diamond Durant | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices
Diamond Durant

No, I was never bullied or called 'burnt', or compared to a monkey or a roach. I was never told by a boy that he didn't like me because of my skin color. But, being told by people that I wasn't black or I wasn't black enough took a different toll on me.

Why This Mom Wrote A Bilingual Book Called 'Bad Hair Doesn't Exist'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Sulma Arzu-Brown wanted to instill her two young daughters with confidence and high self-esteem, but she faced an obstacle in the form of two simple b...

Let's Talk About Colorism In The Natural Hair Community

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices

I only wore my hair natural maybe a handful of times last year. If my hair wasn't wrapped up in box braids or faux locs, it was blown out and flat-ir...