Tag Archives: conformity

Shades of Blackness: Our Bitter Harvest

Quick note to my readers: “Dark Girls”, a documentary which addresses Colorism among Blacks, will air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network this Sunday June 23rd. I was really excited when I read the story and will watch it, check your local listings if interested. She was one of the illest female MCs to come out […]

The Boundaries of Blackness

“You are a CHRISTIAN, that is your IDENTITY! You have turned your back on your PEOPLE by abandoning the faith!” I looked at the message again and sucked my teeth. It was May 2010, barely a month after I’d taken shahadah, and the ish was hitting the proverbial fan. The angry words came from an […]