colorism

Kenyan Animated Film Yellow Fever Explores Colorism Among Girls and Women

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Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art, touches upon the subject of colorism and the effects it has on African women. The colorful multimedia film highlights the issues some African women have with their darker skin, as well as the growing...

People Question Kendrick Lamar’s Fiancee’s ‘Blackness’ After Engagement Announcement

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Last week, Kendrick Lamar announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Whitney Alford. Even though he received tons of ‘congratulatory’ remarks, once the dust settled, people have a few things on their minds. And once again, the subject of colorism came up. How could someone so...

Empire’s Grace Gealey Says She Wasn’t Aware She Was Light-Skinned Until She Came To America

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Grace Gealey, better known as ‘Anika’ on Empire or Boo-Boo Kitty, says she received a life lesson once she left the Cayman Islands for the United States when she was 18-years-old. In an interview with Details, Gealey said before she left home, she never realized...

Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

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In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said. Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian,...