Filling My Home With Brown Dolls, By Any Means Necessary

This mom will go to any lengths to create a home in which her daughter's brown skin and puffy hair is celebrated.

– May 12, 2014

When the Rainbow Isn’t Enough: For Karyn Washington

African Americans need to tout that it’s okay to seek professional intervention if you are so broken, so emotionally in pain, that your everyday song is filled with thoughts about not living.

– Apr 18, 2014

Black Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o’s Message For Our Daughters

Lupita Nyong'o's Essence speech on learning to love her dark skin reminds this mother to appreciate the actress's impact on mainstream pop culture.

– Mar 2, 2014

Little Black Girls, Natural Hair & Words That Hurt: When Colorism Strikes Our Kids

When grown women launch an online attack against a 3-year-old's skin and natural hair, a grandmother ponders how to combat colorism.

– Jan 14, 2014

The Skin She’s In: A Black Dad Ponders Colorism’s Effect On His Light-Skinned Daughter

By JAMAL FREDERICK I love my daughter in ways I could never imagine and she’s long crossed the threshold of innocent infancy. She’s at that...

– Jul 8, 2013