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Ice Spice Reacts to Critics Who Claim ‘Colorism’ is Reason for Her Success

*Rapper Ice Spice has responded to critics who believe her swift rise to fame can be attributed to her looks.  The Bronx-born artist blew up in 2022 with her viral hit “Munch (Feelin’ U),” and has since collaborated with Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj. Many believe the level of success she’s at now is not […]

Jodie Turner-Smith on ‘Healing’ her Colorism Issues Through Raising a Biracial Child

Jodie Turner-Smith (Elle cover)

*British actress Jodie Turner-Smith recently opened up about how raising her biracial daughter is helping to heal her own lifelong feelings about colorism. The dark-skinned beauty tells the May 2023 issue of Elle UK that she had “resistance” to becoming a mother before falling in love with her husband, actor Joshua Jackson. The “Queen & […]

Brazilian Journalists Speak Out About Diversity Issues Within Newsrooms


*According to the Reuters Institute, newsrooms in Brazil are primarily staffed by White employees even though 55.7% of the population identify as Afro-Brazilian, while 43.2% identify as White. Luiz Fernando Boaventura Teixeira writes for the outlet, “To measure the human impact of racial representation in Brazilian newsrooms, I created a questionnaire, asking basic biographical details […]

Tisha Campbell on Light Skin Privilege: ‘We Are Just Now Celebrating Melanin’ | Video

Tisha Campbell

*Tisha Campbell is keeping it real about colorism and the importance of setting boundaries.  “Not everybody’s gonna be happy with your boundaries,” said Campbell during a recent interview with SiriusXM Urban View host Mike Muse, Essence reports.  “There are a lot of people that don’t like the fact that I may have maybe isolated myself […]

Natalie Cole Recounted Her Family’s Colorism in Autobiography

*The late Natalie Cole opened up about her family’s colorism issues in her book, “Angel on My Shoulder: An Autobiography by Natalie Cole.”  In the book, the music icon recalls moments when anti-Black racism isolated her from other Black Americans during childhood while growing up in Los Angeles’ exclusive Hancock Park section, as reported by […]

Rita Moreno ‘Disappointed’ She Defended Lin-Manuel Miranda Against Backlash Over ‘In the Heights’ Colorism


*Hollywood veteran Rita Moreno says she is “disappointed” in herself for defending Lin-Manuel Miranda against criticism over the colorism in the film adaptation of his Tony-winning musical, “In the Heights.” We previously reported… on Monday, Miranda took to Twitter to address the backlash of the film’s casting. In particular, it’s been noted that only light-skinned […]

97 Rock DJ Fired Over Racist Comments Comparing Toast to Black Women’s Skin Tones

*A 97 Rock DJ and two other employees were suspended following racist comments about Black women made on-air Wednesday morning. The comments came from Rob Lederman after he compared the darkness of toast that he prefers to Black women’s skin tones. The hosts discussed the complexion of Serena Williams, Halle Berry, and Gayle King, with […]

The Dream Denies Colorism Allegations After Resurfaced Clip Goes Viral (Watch)

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*The Dream is defending himself against accusations of being biased against dark-skinned women after a 2017 clip from his stint as a judge on Rick Ross’ “Signed” television show recently resurfaced. The series featured aspiring entertainers competing in various challenges for their chance to get a record deal. In the viral video, artists were tasked […]