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.
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.
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.
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.
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...