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TV REVIEW: ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary

The OWN Network premiered the documentary Dark Girls Sunday night. As I watched and surfed my social media, I saw sentiments from people that ranged from "Finally someone is telling my story" to "What was the point of telling this story?" My own opinion lies on both sides of the fence. I am a "dark girl." Like some of … [Read more...]

‘Dark Girls’ Documentary To Premiere On OWN

The documentary Dark Girls is a provocative look at the effects of colorism among the African-American community. It will make its television debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network this Sunday. The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it generated a lot of buzz because of its … [Read more...]

Mama’s Child: A Novel By Joan Steinau Lester

I've been on a kick lately when it comes to my book selections about racism. Being an 80's baby, I was born into the generation that followed the Civil Rights Movement so I've listened to my parents and grandparents tell me a ton of stories over the years. Books that pull me back to that era have always been my … [Read more...]

Mama’s Child: A Novel By Joan Steinau Lester

I've been on a kick lately when it comes to my book selections about racism. Being an 80's baby, I was born into the generation that followed the Civil Rights Movement so I've listened to my parents and grandparents tell me a ton of stories over the years. Books that pull me back to that era have always been my favorite. I … [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors

Have you ever said something behind closed doors that you know you would never say in public? Of course you have! Maybe you said something that you know would end a friendship if it were said in front of the wrong person? Well, what about a racial slur? How many of us have uttered an offensive term or statement about a race … [Read more...]

Behind Closed Doors

Have you ever said something behind closed doors that you know you would never say in public? Of course you have! Maybe you said something that you know would end a friendship if it were said in front of the wrong person? Well, what about a racial slur? How many of us have uttered an offensive term or statement about a race … [Read more...]

Georgia High School Will Host First Integrated Prom

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard this story! Wilcox County High School in Georgia will be hosting their first integrated prom this year. Isn't it 2013??? Until now, parents had been organizing separate proms for the white and blacks students. Several students expressed their desire for one prom and they had to raise … [Read more...]

DARK SKIN NOT GOOD ENOUGH?

Zoe Saldana is set to play Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. African-American bloggers flew into a rage at the announcement that she landed the part. If you aren't familiar with Nina Simone, she is a LEGENDARY jazz singer who shares NO resemblance to the Dominican beauty set to play her. In order to transform Saldana … [Read more...]

“I DON’T WANT AN AFRICAN AMERICAN NURSE”

When I heard this story, I couldn't believe my ears. A nurse from a Flint, Mi hospital is suing her employer after the father of a patient requested that a black nurse not treat his child. Tonya Battle has been a nurse at the Hurley Medical Center for 25 years. According to CNN, Battle filed a discrimination lawsuit, in … [Read more...]