colorism

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,...

Lighter Skin & Blond Hair, Neymar, Brazil’s Soccer Superstar Has Transformed Over The Years

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Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar has built a name for himself when it comes to his soccer talent. But recently, many people have noticed that he’s evolved into a totally different person physically. Many have speculated that Neymar has undergone skin lightening, as well as relaxing...

Are Biracial Women Erasing Black Women On Screen?

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When it was announced that Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman would take on the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic the reaction was mixed. Some praised the choice given Coleman’s ability to sing, dance, and act, while others thought casting a racially ambiguous-looking...

Did Producers Whitewash ‘Jem’s’ Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?

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Since news broke that Jem and the Holograms would be heading to the big screen, many of my friends have been excited. And as an ‘80s baby, I totally get it. I remember watching Jem and her crew of badass rockers take on the music...

Dencia Defends Whitenicious in Channel 4 Debate with Activist Phinnah Ikeji, Says ‘White Means Pure’

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I don’t know whether to laugh at Dencia’s ignorance, or shake my head that she is only one of the many people who feel like white skin is more beautiful than the rest. But yesterday, the Cameroonian singer sat down with Britain’s Channel 4 to...