Colorism

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…

Grace Gealy was surprised to learn how divided Black people in the United States are when it comes to complexion. The “Empire” star, who originally…

A group of African-American workers at a Manhattan TGI Friday’s restaurant filed a class-action discrimination suit when they were allegedly replaced by lighter-skinned employees after…

Who is that woman on the cover of the latest spring issue of InStyle Magazine?  Word on the street, the woman is supposed to be…

On Sunday, Viola Davis won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ABC’s smash hit, “How…

Karyn Washington, the popular creator of For Grown Girls, a movement to uplift and empower brown-hued Black women, has died from an apparent suicide. She…

Black women in Hollywood. This seems to be the most neverending topic in pop culture. With the rising of Lupita Nyong’o's star, several op-eds about…