Recently, in an interview with Ebony Magazine, Matthew Knowles talked about “colorism” in the black community. He admitted that he believed that his own daughters, Beyonce and Solange, would not have been as successful and played on pop radio if they had darker skin. What are your thoughts? Does the complexion of your skin dictate […]
Mathew Knowles believes that colorism has played a part in Beyoncé‘s success. Beyoncé has been dominating the music industry for over 20 years–both as part of Destiny’s Child and on her own. However, TMZ.com reports he mused that talent alone was not enough to get her to the top of the industry as he discussed […]
Kheris Rogers wants you to know that her melanin is on and poppin' with her “Flexin’ In My Complexion” apparel.
Hopefully, Lance Gross will take the time to reflect on why his holiday social media post triggered tense conversations and explore the impact of colorism on communities of color.
A Gambian model, who has gained notoriety for her rich, dark skin tone, came under attack on social media after a follower accused her of being a White woman in blackface.
Hip-hop artist Lil Kim is caught in a whirlwind of controversy after posting a series of selfies on Instagram in which she is reportedly unrecognizable. Fans and critics alike took to social media to give their opinions on the rapper’s “new look,” which includes lightened skin and blonde hair. Though the Twitterverse can be cruel, many responses were of concern rather than criticism, sparking […]
During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.
On Thursday, Kierna Mayo, Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine, and JeffriAnne Wilder, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida, spoke with Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now discussion panel about the magazine cover that has set social media ablaze.
This weekend, TV One will premiere LisaRaye McCoy‘s directorial debut with the made-for-TV film Skinned, which tackles a very sensitive topic within the African-American community. Skinned confronts colorism, pigmentocracy, and the outbreak of skin bleaching, as well as the use of lightening creams amongst many individuals in America and around the world. According to Black Enterprise and the […]
In a piece written on The Wrap, he fired back at critics who said his daughter Aurora, whose mother is White, isn’t “Black enough” for her role as the Black character in the film Jem And The Holograms.
Jesse Williams is utterly over the idea that Black people are just naturally angrier than everyone else in America. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star has been…
New York Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul nearly put his career in jeopardy after a Fourth of July fireworks incident left him seriously injured. According to…