Dark Girls: Is Colorism Making a Comeback?

When it was recently announced that African-American producer Bill Duke was working on Dark Girls, a documentary on colorism within the Black community that will premiere in October at the Nashville Film Festival, the reaction was not only positive, but heartbreaking.Many Black women recounted their negative experiences on the websites that posted the documentary teaser. Some had been teased by schoolmates by family member and by men on the street, who made cruel comparisons between them and their lighter-skinned counterparts....more
As a dark skin African American woman, I can't say I've always longed to be light skin. ...more

Ethnic presses offer unique insights, face unique obstacles

By now you know that the New York Post endorsed Barack Obama, (although tonight's primary vote puts New York in the Clinton column). Did you know that New York City's largest African American newspaper, the Amsterdam News, endorsed Hillary Clinton? While Ted and Caroline Kennedy made headlines coast to coast with their endorsement of Obama, the Irish Echo reported that Irish-American activists were "puzzled" that Pres. Bill Clinton's contribution to the peace process in Northern Ireland didn't translate into a Kennedy endorsement for Hillary. ...more

I received this e-mail from Keith this morning. I am reproducing it with the author's ...more