Category Archives: Current events

Time To Rise: Dark-Skinned Women, Self-Esteem and Media Images

Yesterday the eclectic and controversial MC Azealia Banks took to Twitter and vented her frustrations on Colorism, stating that she feels men hate dark-skinned Black women. Unlike others I will not dismiss her anger and pain outright. For too long the experiences of dark-skinned African-American women have been erased. When we speak of how we […]

New Year, Same Foolishness

In my previous post I discussed my current social media hiatus and how it is impacting my life. Though I am not currently about that life most of my friends and acquaintances still are. On last Friday I caught up with a buddy of mine based in the UK. As I perused the link that he […]

Keep Walking

Over the past few days comedian Kevin Hart has been in the news again regarding jokes he made about dark-skinned Black women years ago. Hart doubled down on his disrespect while making sure to point out that joking about certain groups is off-limits. Apparently women who share his skin tone don’t fall into a protected […]