Colorism

via BCNN1: He masterminded his talented daughter’s rise to fame in Destiny’s Child, before helping her get started on a solo career. Now Beyonce‘s father Mathew Knowles has spoken out about colorism in the music industry, saying that his superstar daughter and her sister Solange wouldn’t be as famous if they had darker skin. Talking to […]

Hip-hop artist Lil Kim is caught in a whirlwind of controversy after posting a series of selfies on Instagram in which she is reportedly unrecognizable. Fans and critics alike took to social media to give their opinions on the rapper’s “new look,” which includes lightened skin and blonde hair. Though the Twitterverse can be cruel, many responses were of concern rather than criticism, sparking […]

During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

On Thursday, Kierna Mayo, Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine, and JeffriAnne Wilder, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida, spoke with Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now discussion panel about the magazine cover that has set social media ablaze.

This weekend, TV One will premiere LisaRaye McCoy‘s directorial debut with the made-for-TV film Skinned, which tackles a very sensitive topic within the African-American community. Skinned confronts colorism, pigmentocracy, and the outbreak of skin bleaching, as well as the use of lightening creams amongst many individuals in America and around the world.  According to Black Enterprise and the […]

On Sunday, Viola Davis won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ABC’s smash hit, “How…

Bill Dukes has done it again. Dukes’ features another documentary, and this time concerning how colorism affects lighter skinned black women. Duke’s “Dark Girls” sparked much needed dialogue, testimony, empathy, and acknowledgement. It must only be expected that “Light Girls” was created not to contrast, but to continue the conversation of colorism that plagues Black […]