30 May, 2024

The Darkness of Light / The Problem with ‘Light Girls’

This critique is not meant to discredit the experiences of the women interviewed, but to analyze the discussion and look further into the source(s) of colorism. After watching Bill Duke’s documentary Light Girls, there seemed to be a few things left unsaid. It didn’t shed a lot of light on the larger issues of black […]

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An Interview with Ackee & Saltfish and Strolling Film-Maker Cecile Emeke

Introduction: I was able to catch up with the UK native, Cecile Emeke, an amazing film maker of the youtube series “Strolling”. In her video she gives voice to black youth in the UK to tell their stories of topics surrounding Black culture and Blackness. These stories are ones that are not often heard compared to […]

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The Respectabilty Myth : How Black Folks “Do Better” than Einstein and Still Get Unfair Treatment

  In the midst of Black America’s thunderous howl of outrage at police injustice, there remains a sect of blacks who believe we are to blame for our own relentless slaughter. These people say if we stopped shooting each other, whites would stop shooting us.They say if black women were to cover up more, they […]

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(Video)A Dark-Skinned Girl’s Response to Lupita’s Oscar Win

  Long after Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years A Slave I lay in bed awake. Although she was most deserving, past experience has taught us not to anticipate the recognition of talent if possessed by a person of color. We’ve learned to expect very […]

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Dominican Republic: Valuing Haitian Labor Over Lives

  Ever since European haphazard “discovery” of the Americas, violence has been an integral part in the construction of identity in colonial lands. Indigenous and African peoples enslaved, murdered and abused for the greed of nations still profiting since colonization ad nauseum. This same abject subjugation thrives among Afrodescendants to discriminate against one another. On […]

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