Last night, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) aired Bill Duke’s ‘Light Girls’ documentary, the filmmaker’s follow-up to his exploration of colorism, Dark Girls (January 19, 2015).
Duke explores the pain, privilege and prejudice of light-skinned women in the new documentary, “Light Girls,” which is a spin-off of “Dark Girls.”
[FLASHBACK: The Shade Debate: Are ‘Dark Girls’ Treated Differently? (WATCH FULL VIDEO)]
The Black community once again addressed ‘colorism,’ and Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant was there to lead the way as she detailed how hurtful words and name calling affects younger people as they move into their adulthood.
Diahann Carroll, Kym Whitley, Essence Atkins, Raven-Symone (who once proclaimed to Oprah her desire to not be ‘labeled’ any color) and more opened up about their harsh experiences as light-skinned black women.
“When I had my own show, I used to tan three or four times a week in a tanning bed to get darker. I did,” Raven-Symone revealed in the new doc in reference to her show, “That’s So Raven.”
In case you missed it, watch the full documentary below… Continue Reading…
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I’ve received several emails about an offensive RHOA poster spotted around Atlanta.
For those who don’t know, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the only all-Black franchise of Bravo’s Housewives and it’s also been the highest rated for several seasons now. No other franchise of the popular related show even has ONE Black character on the cast.
[READ: RECAP: RHOA S7, Ep11 ‘Divide & Kiki’ (WATCH FULL VIDEO)]
Apparently the network (or their marketing agency) decided that it would be a smart idea to take advantage of that fact in their promo materials and have launched something called #BlackWIVESMatter….
More photos + read emails below… Continue Reading…
Another day, another ignorant comment is revealed from coming from The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast and now Claudia Jordan has officially apologized to Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris for her disrespectful comments about her looks.
It all started as the newbie ‘housewife’, who constantly reminded the world of her ‘bi-racial’ identity, and RHOA vet Nene Leakes went head to head during their latest ‘girl’s trip’.
[READ: RECAP: RHOA S7, Ep10 ‘Puerto Read-Co’ (FULL VIDEO)]
Claudia hit WWHL to discuss her outrage at being called a ‘half-breed’ by Leakes during the Puerto Rico argument, and as with all shady reality show stars, Jordan’s own skeletons began backflipping outta her closet! First, the ‘dark-skinned’ comments she made in 2009 surfaced…
[READ: Disrespectful? Or Nah? Claudia Jordan Disses Dark Skinned Blacks in 2009 Video… (WATCH) ]
And then days later another video surfaced where Jordan made comments about Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris being ‘a waste of light skin’!
I almost can’t keep up! But read the full drama filled story about Claudia’s latest issues below… Continue Reading…
Claudia Jordan has got some ‘splainin’ to do!
Jordan appeared on ‘Watch What Happens LIVE!’ last night and spoke about the explosive 10th episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
[READ: Recap: RHOA S7 Ep10 ‘Puerto Read-co’ (Watch Full Video)]
During her stint on the late night talk show, Jordan spoke about the argument she had with RHOA vet Nene Leakes and addressed Nene’s ‘Half Breed’ comment, calling it the most offensive thing Nene said during their argument in Puerto Rico.
Granted, both ladies were disrespectful to each other during the battle and MANY insults were hurled back and forth. It’s expected that some comments would get personal, being that it’s all for the ‘show’ right?
But did you know that way before RHOA, Jordan actually referred to darker skinned Blacks in a derogatory way as well? *sigh*
Details about Claudia’s ‘color issues’ revealed in the video below… Continue Reading…
The announcement that a New York Grand Jury decided NOT to indict the police officer that caused the death of yet another unarmed Black male, sparked public outrage online and off.
If the Ferguson decision didn’t open eyes, the Eric Garner decision did.
[FLASHBACK: #BlackLivesMatter! Killer Mike Speaks Out on CNN… (VIDEO)]
The decision struck a nerve and thousands hit the tweets to voice their opinions about racial inequality in the justice system.
While #BlackLiveMatter and #iCantBreathe topped the trends last night, it was the #CrimingWhileWhite hashtag that opened eyes and sparked a new discussion about White privilege.
Apparently if you’re White in America, you can commit a slew of crimes and not suffer the same consequences a black person might… at least according to many trending stories being shared on social media.
Check out more ‘true confessions’ about ‘Criming While White,’ straight from the mouths of those who know best… Continue Reading…
The announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed teen, Mike Brown, sparked nationwide outrage.
The 18 year old Ferguson, Missouri teen was just one of many of our Black youths who have lost their lives due to similar situations and tensions mount when no one is held accountable for the deaths.
[FLASHBACK: Mike Brown’s Mother Speaks Re: Disturbing Autopsy Reports & More… (VIDEO)]
I could barely hold back my tears when I watched the decision being read and was utterly overwhelmed by grief as the residents of Ferguson responded in anger. For the record, I don’t condone the violence… but I can’t say I don’t understand the frustration!
How many times must we sit idly by and watch another White male walk free after killing another Black teen? Some feel that Black on Black crime is a deeper issue, and I would almost agree… except for the fact that when a Black perpetrator is brought to justice, he’s way more likely to be convicted of the crime.
[FLASHBACK: Mike Brown’s Father Issues Plea for Non-Violence In Wake of Ferguson Decision (VIDEO)]
It’s no secret that there’s an uneven distribution of ‘justice’ in America, but it’s still disappointing. It’s also disappointing to see people burn and loot but I honestly can’t say that it wasn’t expected. Continue Reading…