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Light Skinned Girls Perpetuate Colorism

Do Light Skinned Girls Perpetuate Colorism?

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Do Light Skinned Girls Perpetuate Colorism? by Veronica Wells of NoSugarNoCream.com Sisterhood is something many Black women strive for. But despite our best efforts, we all fall short from time to time. Sometimes we intentionally choose words we know will cut. Other times the disregard, disrespect is less sinister and due to years of consuming Eurocentric beauty standards, internalized racism,…

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Skincare Guru on Why Skin Lightening Can Be Good for Black Women

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By Lenora Houseworth There is a common belief that black women either don’t need or partake in cosmetic surgery or other procedures. You’ve probably even used the term, “Black don’t crack.” Well, this is not completely true. As an aesthetician, esthetician and Director of Skincare Services/Partner of Lavish Medical Spa, Leslie Nesbitt has seen the cosmeceutical aka the non-surgical industry…

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Gabrielle Union Had to School Dwayne Wade’s Sons on the Beauty of Dark Skin Women

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Getty images By Erickka Sy Savané You would think that marrying a beautiful brown-skinned TV and film star like Gabrielle Union would be enough to show Dwayne Wade’s sons that darker-skinned women are beautiful. Think again. Continue In a recent interview with Refinery29, the Gabs revealed a very important conversation that she had with NBA star Dwayne Wade’s 3 boys,…

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Light Skin Tears: A Youtube Channel for Light-Skin & Bi-Racial Women That’s Stirring the Pot

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By Erickka Sy Savané I’ll be the first to say that when I stumbled across the youtube channel, Light Skin Tears, for light-skin and bi-racial women, I had the same thought as when I first heard of the hair product line ‘Mixed Chicks.’ Like, seriously, ya’ll need to segregate yourselves by calling out the fact that you are mixed? It…

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Iyanla Teaches Hateful Words Uttered are a Personal Reflection We Must Be Held Accountable To

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Iyanla Vanzant & Hazel E By Brenda Alexander Although reality television is a guilty pleasure of mine, I avoid the Love & Hip Hop franchise. From fights – to love triangles – to social media scandals – to manufactured beefs for ratings and even going as far as bringing innocent children into the picture to be subjected to the shannigans,…

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Watch 50 Shades Of Melanin, A Documentary On Colorism In The UK

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com Team Light Skin. Team Dark Skin. The hues of our skin have been a source of ongoing conflict. While we celebrate our collective magic, some still find it hard to appreciate our many different shades—from light caramel to rich chocolate. Continue Reading Colorism, or discrimination against people of color based on the darkness of…

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