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Why it's time all African countries took a stand on skin lightening creams

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Lester M. Davids, University of Cape Town With up to 70% of women using skin lightening creams in parts of Africa, Cote d'Ivoire has led the charge i...

Woman Shuts Down Tinder Date's Racist 'Skin-Bleaching' Suggestion

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices

When Takara Allen's Tinder match suggested she'd be much more attractive if she just bleached her skin, she was understandably furious. So the 22-yea...

Inside The Controversial Skin-Bleaching Phenomenon

OWN | Posted 01.20.2015 | OWN

With names like "Skin So White," "White Perfect," and "White and Lovely," skin bleaching creams are becoming a popular -- and controversial -- part of...

Skin Whitening Injections Gain Popularity Among Kenya's Elite

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices

Controversy has always surrounded the practice of skin-lightening, but not enough to hinder its popularity in various communities around the world. ...

Vanity Fair In Hot Water Over Lupita N'yongo Spread

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Lupita Nyong'o's star is rising quick, fast and in a hurry! The "12 Years A Slave" actress has already scored a Golden Globe nomination, Oscars nomina...

India.Arie: It Was Not My Intention To Be Hard On Zoe Saldana

Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

In recent months, India.Arie has faced a hailstorm of criticism for lightening her skin on the cover of her latest single, “Cocoa Butter,” and has...

'Our Skin Is Something That We Should Value' | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint ...

PHOTO: India Arie Accused Of Lightening Her Skin

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.29.2013 | Black Voices

Is that you, India Arie? The 37-year-old star is almost unrecognizable in the cover image from her new single "Cocoa Butter," which is causing a l...

Dancehall Music and Skin Bleaching: Destructive Fashion or Internal Foe?

Dustin T. Duncan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Dustin T. Duncan

Is skin bleaching (often promoted in dancehall music) destructive fashion or internal foe? It may be one, both or neither, but regardless of the reason it is a unhealthy practice.

The Skin Lightening/Brightening Trend

Suki Kramer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Suki Kramer

While lightening and brightening the complexion is a relatively new trend in our culture, it's nothing new in the world over.

Is Beyoncé the New Michael Jackson?

Ben Arogundade | Posted 08.20.2012 | Celebrity
Ben Arogundade

With Jackson gone, it now seems as if Beyoncé has been positioned in the crosshairs as pop's new bogeyman for pale-skinned blackness. Is she destined to be perpetually vilified over the issue, just as Jackson was?

WATCH: Vagina Bleaching Ad Claims You Need Whiter Ladyparts

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 04.12.2012 | Style

Do your ladyparts need some sprucing up? Like, color-wise? Wait, what? We're soooo confused. But a new ad for an Indian skin lightening product cal...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Beyonce

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

The recent firestorm regarding Beyonce's promotional imagery leaves me baffled. The entire hubbub about Mrs. Knowles-Carter and her whitetification seems misplaced, especially in the Post Michael Jackson Era.

PHOTOS: Is That You Beyonce?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices

Is that you Beyonce? The Grammy award-winning singer who just gave birth to Baby Blue is being slammed for looking too snow white in her new promo...

Nivea Calls Whitening Deodorant "The Biggest Freedom Movement for Women"

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women

Nivea and MTV have teamed up to bring the women of India "The Biggest Freedom Movement for Women," reports The Toronto Star. The German skincare c...