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.”
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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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NEWSFLASH! Idris Elba is aging quite nicely!
While Whasserface may have ruined many romantic images of the sexy actor with her claims of lost ‘love’, Elba still tops the food chain when it comes to Black male actors.
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Elba has been getting a lot of buzz this week after word leaked that he was being considered for a role as the next James Bond. It also didn’t hurt that HBO aired a marathon of ‘The Wire’ series, which has been remastered into a high-definition version. Stringer Bell?? In hi-def??? HBO won that battle without any competition!
But I digress…
Idris recently responded to all the ‘Bond’ rumors and even sent out a cute lil selfie as a reminder of his good looks. Elba’s response + more photos of the extraordinarily handsome actor below… Continue Reading…
VH1’s latest reality show controversy stems from the fact that they had the audacity to create a reality show based around women who belong to African-American sororities.
‘Sorority Sisters’ features 9 women who are members of four different Greek-letter organizations, living and socializing in Atlanta.
The series just started and many already feel that it’s missed the mark. What could have been an uplifting storyline about Black professional college grads working together, participating in community service and showing how ‘sisterhood’ actually works, is instead a basic everyday reality show showing Black woman (and one token White female) engaged in ratchet behavior.
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Shocked? I don’t know why you would be. It’s been proven time and time again that positivity doesn’t work in the long run. What pays the bills is entertainment and that’s exactly what ‘Sorority Sisters’ seems to be aiming for.
There was little to no sisterly love displayed in the premiere episode and Greeks and non-Greeks alike reacted on social media, slamming the show for perpetuating negative stereotypes and alternatively lifting #SororitySister to the top of the trending charts.
Here’s what the people are saying about ‘Sorority Sisters’ online… 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.
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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…
Sunday night football may never be the same for at least two NFL players after a disgruntled ex-player used his twitter account to share news of his wife’s infidelities!
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It’s not like these athletes don’t swap women all the time, but when one chooses to wife up one, it’s normally ‘hand’s off’.
DeMarco Murray apparently didn’t get that memo but his ex-teammate Brennan Clay made sure the message was delivered.
The former Oklahoma running back hit the tweets early Sunday to blast his wife’s involvement with his former teammate and so far… he’s totally standing by what he said!
Details below… Continue Reading…