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Many fans have come to regret that stripper-turned-socialite Amber Rose was plucked from obscurity by rappers Kanye West and then Wiz Khalifa, and wish she would quickly return to anonymity. The Philadelphia-born Rose, 36, further cemented her persona non grata status with many Blacks after bragging again on her “light-skinned” status. Furthermore, she phrased her…

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Despite winning an Academy Award and gracing the cover of numerous prestigious magazines worldwide that illuminate her gorgeous visage, Lupita Nyong’o still feels the sting of dark-skinned hate — even in places where Whites are not the dominant demographic. Nyong’o, who earned her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and also shined in the Jordan…

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Tory Lanez recently shared a post where he blasted a video director for colorism. The incident allegedly took place during Lanez’s video shoot. In the video clip, Lanez’s is seen rapping alongside a dark skin model until the video director seemingly told the dark skin model to leave. She was eventually replaced with another woman…

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“Love & Hip Hop:Atlanta” star Grace “Spice” Hamilton withstood a torrential downpour of hate for making fans believe she actually bleached her skin. The Jamaican-born reality star is now coming back around to explain what motivated her publicity stunt. The Caribbean dancehall musician revealed that she made the alterations to make a political point about…

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Alexandra Shipp believes “colorism” is still prevalent in Hollywood. The X-Men: Apocalypse actress insists it is a “real thing” that directors feel more comfortable offering her a lead role than they would a darker-skinned actress, and she finds people are not afraid to ask her “offensive” questions because she’s mixed race, but she wants to use her position to…

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The highly combustible and corrosive colorism conversation seems to rear its hideous head at regular intervals in the Black community. This past week, for example, rising rapper GloKKNine pronounced publicly that he refuses to have dark-skinned children despite being deeply mahogany-hued himself. Also, the daughter of popular gospel singer Erica Campbell (of the group Mary…

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Wale recently touched on the issue of colorism in entertainment. During an episode of “The Breakfast Club,” Wale was asked if his dark complexion has prevented his success in rap. He responded by saying, “Racial ambiguity helps in anything. That’s just what it is, probably except for sports. Racial ambiguity helps at some level. Racial…

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