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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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