Colorism

In case you aren't familiar, 26-year-old chart-topping singer Queen Naija is one of the most promising acts in R&B to debut over the past five years. Also in case you're weren't aware, she's one of the most hated people on all of Twitter for doing absolutely nothing.

Thandiwe Newton recently expressed an internalized guilt she's felt as an A-list Black actress in Hollywood with lighter skin that admittedly has been shown privilege compared to her dark-skinned counterparts. 

While some saw the February 2022 cover of 'British Vogue' featuring a cast of all-African models as revolutionary, others felt the creative direction downplayed the cover stars natural features by muting out their skin tones and putting wigs on their heads that hid the real texture of their hair.

Hollywood veteran Rita Moreno says she is “disappointed” in herself for defending Lin-Manuel Miranda against criticism over the colorism in the film adaptation of his Tony-winning musical, “In the Heights.”

Lupita Nyong’o has released a new children’s book that she hopes will serve as a ‘mirror’ for dark-skinned children who don’t often see images of themselves in mainstream media. In a lengthy post on social media, Nyong’o shared her own experiences with colorism discrimination is why she wrote, “Sulwe,” which means ‘star.’ The Academy Award-winning actress said Sulwe […]

When it comes to being a dark-skinned black woman, things are still very much the same, according Viola Davis. So much so that the idea of someone like her playing a character like Annalise Keating on the ABC show “How to Get Away With Murder” is one that is a true rarity. “That being said, when […]

A popular YouTube couple is being called out for “colorism” after a video showed them questioning if their newborn daughter would have “pretty eyes” and what color her skin would be, just moment after birth. Last week, Biannca and Damien Prince, who run the “Prince Family” YouTube channel, posted a vlog documenting the birth of their new […]

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has announced that she is teaming with Wyolah Films’ Tate Taylor and John Norris and award winning actress and NY Times Best Selling Author, Gabrielle Union, to produce the film version of the seminal novel “Coffee Will Make You Black” under her Orit Productions shingle. Union starred in and produced last year’s box office hit “Breaking In” and […]

When it comes to adoption, Americans might assume that each child is treated equally. But research shows that darker-skinned children are repeatedly discriminated against, both by potential adoptive parents and the social workers who are charged with protecting their well-being. Social workers are often called upon to assess a newborn’s skin color, because skin color […]

Somehow foolishness continues to seep into Black History Month, but this time it’s by our own — now removed. Los Angeles Chargers player Jahleel Addae was proudly filmed by his white fiancée Lindsey Nelson toasting to “light skin kids” among a group of swirl friends. Might I add, there wasn’t a sista in sight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BttY_esHANs/ […]

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn’t just about the color of a person’s skin, but the shade. “Colorism,” the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that many insiders say remains pervasive in the […]

The girl group known as Danity Kane sat down for an interview with The Daily Buzz and said although Sean “Diddy” Combs signed them, he really didn’t care about their careers. According to the recently reunited trio, Diddy just wanted them for his “Making The Band” show and not much more. Now, in a interview with Cosmopolitan, Dawn Richard, Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex […]