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Doll Creator Shuts Down Suggestion That Her Dolls Are 'Too Dark'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Diversity has played a huge ― and necessary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean ins...

Kelly Rowland's New Makeup Line Will Celebrate 'Chocolate Girls'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.24.2016 | Black Voices

Makeup options can be scarce for those blessed with a bit more melanin than others. Luckily, Kelly Rowland has a solution for the dark brown beauties ...

#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.

15 People Who Will NOT Apologize For Their Beautiful Dark Skin

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices

These men and women are making it clear that their skin tone is nothing they need to be sorry about by flaunting their melanin on Twitter. Since...

How 'Boy Meets World' Helped me Dissect Beauty and Colorism

Iman Smith | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Iman Smith

I fell in love with the glamour of two individuals from completely different walks of life blending together on ABC during the 1990s. I related to Angela's shortcomings, her ethnicity and the fact that, like her, I too was often the signature black girl in the room.

Powerful Short Film Challenges Beauty Ideals That Govern Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts

In discussions of mainstream beauty ideals, it's not uncommon to hear media outlets discuss the prominence of certain body types, addressing disorders...

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Why Tika Sumpter Loves Her Dark Skin

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

When Tyler Perry cast Tika Sumpter as the cunning vixen, Candace Young, in the OWN drama "The Haves and the Have Nots," he purposefully chose an intel...

'I'm Sorry If It Hurt Any Dark-Skinned Girls' Feelings'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

ASAP Rocky has finally addressed the hoopla he created recently, stemming from the (misguided) beauty advice he offered up during an interview with Th...

A$AP Rocky's Misguided Beauty Advice

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

Hip-Hop artists are definitely not the first people we think of when in search of beauty advice, which is why we were surprised to see that The Covete...

Why Does Satan Need To Be Dark-Skinned?

Posted 03.29.2013 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) When some people recently started questioning whether the Satan character on "The Bible" miniseries...

SAY WHAT: Kelly Rowland Didn't Like Her Skin Color?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Black Voices

One look at Kelly Rowland and a flurry of thoughts come to mind, which include--but aren't limited to: "Her body is a wonderland!"..."That hair is lai...

Are Some Dogs Racist?

Posted 01.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live on Friday hosted a discussion about how some dogs seem to show bias against people with darker skin, an idea explored in popular culture...

Know Thy (Dark) Skin

YouBeauty.com | Posted 10.17.2011 | Black Voices

Deeper skintones require special care. Learn how to protect and enhance your gorgeous dark skin....

VIDEO: How To Apply Foundation For Dark Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

By: Megan Mjaatvedt for Eve Pearl Meet Shaina, a young woman who wants to even out her skin tone for a clear and balanced complexion. Makeup artist...