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"It’s no coincidence that the first black American self-made millionaire, Madame C. J. Walker, made her money turning that kind of hair into straight, shiny, behaving hair."
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A few months ago I came across this music video by Jero (ジェロ), a Pittsburgh-born Japanese-African American who became famous in Japan for singing traditional enka music, which he learned from...
While those popular ideals of beauty and sexiness are unattainable enough for White girls, they are completely out of the question for most girls of other races. Even as a six-year old, I knew that no amount of Great Lash or Herbal Essences was going to transform me into a blue-eyed blonde.
The film adaptation of The Help, a novel about the lives and tensions between Mississippi white women and their African American maids, debuts this weekend, and amidst its release it has raised many questions and concerns about the way it portrays...
Francie Latour, about why hair has such importance for black women and what she calls “the line the new black Barbies won’t cross."
by Sandhya Jha Editor's Note: This installment of The Jesus Review marks the first in our month-long, publication-wide focus on diversity. Its subject, the bestselling debut novel from Kathryn Stockett, has been a book group staple for over a year.
This documentary short is an introduction to the issue of shadeism, the discrimination that exists between the lighter-skinned and darker-skinned members of the same community.
It's hard enough if you're transitioning to natural hair without adding in the bias and opinions of your friends, family—or even your stylist. As curly girls, all of us have ventured in to at-home product recipes and ...
There’s a lucrative industry devoted to saying that something’s wrong with black women. Here’s what we should be talking about instead.
By Duchess Harris, PhD, JD. I did not attend Wednesday's movie release of "The Help" from DreamWorks Pictures, based on the New York...
Annabel started to notice bandages after her last round of vaccines. She would poke them over and over again, then look up at me with a look on her face that seemed to say, “This is ugly.