Value Added Skin Colour

by Aisha Phoenix When I was four years old, I told my mother that I didn’t believe in God any more because I prayed to God to make me white and he didn’t. I had lots of black dolls, books with black protagonists and posters of prominent black people including Nina Simone and Thelonious Monk,… Read More

‘Dark Girls’ The @WritersofColour Review

by Taimour Fazlani Dark Girls is a documentary-film that brings to the screen an ensemble of intimate accounts that entice the audience into a poignant experience which studies the indignities faced daily by dark-complexioned African-American women. The documentary, which is the brainchild of Dr. Channsin Berry also includes interviews with objective psychologists, social commentators and… Read More

“You’re Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl”

by J.N.Salters The Continuing Significance of Skin Tone in “the Black Community” “There’s a rapper, I’ve forgotten his name, he just did a video recently and on the call sheet for auditions, he literally stated “no dark-skinned women need apply.” Isn’t that something?” — Bill Duke, “Bill Duke airs dirty laundry of skin prejudice in… Read More