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Tika Sumpter on Being a Dark-Skinned Actress: “I Got Letters Thanking Me For Simply Existing”

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“Dark Girls,” which aired on Sunday on OWN, unearthed memories of colorism for a number of dark-skinned women who watched the documentary, including actress Tika Sumpter. Moved by the testimonies of women and children in “Dark Girls,” Sumpter penned an article for The Daily Beast...

Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Learning To Love Her Brown Skin

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I don’t remember when I learned about colorism, but I know it was early on in my childhood. Family members assessed my color in hushed whispers (“she’s getting darker, huh?”) and as I got older and began dating, compliments from the opposite sex always hinged...