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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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Actress Angela Bassett has teamed up with her esthetician, Dr. Barbara Sturm, to help women of color address skin issues specifically plaguing women with darker skin, including uneven tone, hyper-pigmentation, and unsightly breakouts. Bassett was so impressed with Sturm’s original anti-aging line that she had the idea of re-imagining the products for dark-skinned women. After…

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Light Girls, the highly anticipated follow-up to the documentary Dark Girls, which dealt with colorism in the black community and entertainment, is set to make its debut on OWN this weekend. In the documentary Raven-Symoné gets real and honest about her complexion and explains that she used to tan excessively to darken her skin. In…

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Since shooting to fame in the ‘90s, Brandy has been the face of several brands and has been revered as one the industry’s most beautiful stars. But despite the praise for her physical frame, Brandy recently explained that she wasn’t always comfortable in her own dark skin. In a new interview with EURWeb, Brandy discussed…

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(CNN) — Acura found itself in a bit of hot water this week when it was revealed that a casting agency in Los Angeles only desired light-skinned African-American actors for the company’s Super Bowl commercial featuring Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. The company apologized, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of the chatter criticizing Acura…

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We’ve all heard the mantra “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” And it is common knowledge that melanin protects darker skin from the ravages of premature aging and too much exposure to ultraviolet sunrays. But having more melanin also helps to increase the prospect of attracting other diseases and ailments, physicians and researchers…

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“Back to the same ol’ same ol’,” critics decry. Carol’s Daughter apparently subscribes to the same antiquated criteria for beauty that whites and, tragically, some blacks have done throughout the annals of American history, so says vocal detractors of her new campaign to “redefine the color of beauty.” In her apparent lust for marketplace expansion…

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