Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. Robinson was credited with breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball, was signed with the Brookly Dodgers on April 15, 1947, named “Rookie of the Year” in 1947, and World Series Champion […]

As much as we would prefer not to discuss it, skin tone complications of the past still afflict the psyche of present-day America, according to an article by TheGrio. And, to be sure, the studies the article cites don’t isolate the issue to the black community alone. Rather, the studies report that the issue is […]

The upcoming documentary Dark Girls explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color that are experienced particularly by dark-skinned women, outside of and within African-American culture. While the issue certainly isn’t brand new, this approach appears to be. Colorism traditionally arises in an adversarial fashion: Someone accuses someone else (a director, a magazine editor, […]