colorism

Janet Hubert on Hollywood: ‘Ghetto Has Become The New Black’

by
Janet Hubert doesn’t bite her tongue. Not one bit. First she went after Jada Pinkett-Smith, and now she’s going after NeNe Leakes, and reality television. In an interview with LA Times, Hubert explained in details why she had an issue with Smith’s video. “I was...

There Really Can’t Be Five Black Girls Winning In Music — And That’s A Problem

by
Aretha vs Patti Whitney vs Mariah Rihanna vs Beyoncé For as long as we can remember — or maybe for as long as Diana Ross and Florence Ballard proved you can’t have two lead singers in one group — there has never been a moment...

Tinashe: People Always Assume Light-Skinned Women Are Successful Because Of Their Complexion

by
We talk a lot about how the world has some catching up to do when it comes to seeing past darker skin, but the flip side of that colorism issue is when a person of a lighter hue attains success, people tend to assume it’s...

Open Thread: What Will It Take For Us To Overcome Our Colorism Issues?

by
This week it was announced that LisaRaye McCoy’s Independent film Skinned has been picked up by TV One and will make its debut on the network next year. Skinned, which, according to Essence, was nominated in November as one of the best independent films at Atlanta’s Bronze Lens Film Festival,...

Young Celie, Desreta Jackson Says Colorism In Hollywood Made Her Leave Hollywood After ‘The Color Purple’

by
Coming here from the islands, I didn’t even know that I was dark-skinned, there wasn’t a color issue in my head — Desreta Jackson Desreta Jackson, best known for playing Young Celie Johnson in the 1985 Oscar Nominated Drama The Color Purple (opposite Danny Glover,...