Posts tagged "colorism"

An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves.

Tiffanie Drayton | April 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Clueless Casting Director’s Casting Call Ad Tells Us All We Need To Know About Racism And Colorism

I previously wrote a piece for The Frisky that briefly detailed the racism I discovered while working on a research thesis on prostitution in New York City. I explained to…

Tiffanie Drayton | July 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Report: #DarkSkinRedLip Founder Karyn Washington Dead At 22

Karyn Washington, the founder of the site For Brown Girls and the #DarkSkinRedLip project, has died at age 22, Clutch Magazine is reporting. On the #DarkSkinRedLip website, Washington posted photographs…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Lupita Nyong’o: “There Is No Shame In Black Beauty”

Yetsreday ESSENCE magazine bestowed Lupita Nyong’o the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at their 2014 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon for her Oscar-nominated performance in “12 Years A Slave.”


Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Zoe Saldana: “There Is No Such Thing As People Of Color”

“I find it uncomfortable to have to speak about my identity all of the time, when in reality it’s not something that drives me or wakes me up out of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2013 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: Is Hollywood Still Colorstruck? The Search For Nina Simone Is Skin Deep

When the big news was announced last week that Zoe Saldana would be playing singer Nina Simone in a biopic, black cyberspace (yes, there is a “black Twitter” and a…

Erica Watson | August 20, 2012 - 11:00 am