iOS app Android app

Light Skinned

Study Claims People Remember Educated Black Men As Lighter-Skinned

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The black community is no stranger to the deep-seated issues of colorism, so the results of a new study highlighting color bias are not surprising. ...

'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...

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

A$AP Rocky's Misguided Beauty Advice

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.17.2013 | 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...

"You Look Like President Obama": Reflection on Identity During Black History Month

Zach Stafford | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Zach Stafford

Black History Month may be focused on black folks, but their blackness isn't necessarily their main identity and isn't the sole focus of the month, but yet their leadership, bravery and resilience is that focus.

How Did You Spend MLK Day?

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalie Holder-Winfield

As time passes, the likelihood of forgetting Dr. King's life, his work and the tortured history of people of color in the Americas increases. Observing MLK Day is just one more way to hold on to the memory.

Harry's "Washington Gaffe"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the exception of one poorly-chosen word, it seems to me to fit the classic definition of a "Washington gaffe" -- accidentally speaking a bald truth, and having to immediately apologize for such unseemliness.