In the wake of Beyoncé's father Mathew Knowles's remarks that Beyoncé would not have been as famous had she had darker skin, two black women went on to debate the controversial issue of skin lightening on ITV's This Morning. The first woman, presenter AJ Odudu was there to advocate that black women should be proud … Continue reading Irene Major Is Right, Wearing A Wig Is No Different To Skin Bleaching.
Yes, I know. Backward thinking. Colonized corroded mentality. Mental slavery at it's best. Pathetic Self-hating mindset. Who would say such a thing? 'Everyone wants a light skinned baby'. Well, that is what one slave, a self-hating Zimbabwean man said on my Facebook page in response to my article on my beautiful new baby Charo. I … Continue reading Everyone Wants A Light Skinned Baby
When I was young, growing up in Africa in a country where lighter skinned women are the epitome of beauty, I once asked a woman whom I looked up to why women with light skin were considered more beautiful than women with dark skin. Her answer was straightforward, "Because men like women with lighter skin, … Continue reading Why I Blame The Black Man For Black People’s Self-Hate
Zimbabwean urban musician Trevor Dongo yesterday released the You Tube video of his awaited new single Shoko ReRudo (A word of love). I tuned in to watch the video but to my horror I found the song to be rather disturbing and upsetting. The first lyrics literally put me off from listening to the rest … Continue reading Trevor Dongo’s New Song: The Self-Hate For The Dark African Woman
So yesterday on ITV's This Morning, singer Jamelia was investigating the lack of black make-up in the UK high street shops. Jamelia said local stores are not stocking the full range of shades for black skin, especially well known high street retailers. Determined to tackle this issue, Jamelia has confronted leading high street retailers to … Continue reading Why There Is Not Much MAKE-UP For Black Women In The UK High Street
By Jean Gasho Having lived in the United Kingdom all my adult life, I have experienced my fair share of racism and discrimination, the worst being from the Scottish Justice System. I do not in any way undermine the suffering of the black race, especially that of the black woman. She is the most ill … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why The Black Man Is Still A Slave