[From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

[Originally published May 2014; Updated in September 2020] Films about black women, even when based on the original works created and written by black women, are often helmed by male filmmakers once they reach the highest form of flattery: the visual adaptation. As Tyler Perry and Steven Spielberg translated For Colored Girls (2010) and The … More [From the Archives] “Belle” 2014 movie review

Reflections Of Black Beauty: How I Viewed Every Last One Of JET Magazine’s Beauty Of The Week + Valentine’s Day Jam Of The Day

In January, there was a lot of talk about colorism amongst Black and brown people. The topic was re-booted with the recent airing of Light Girls on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN, a sequel to the melancholy documentary Dark Girls. The latter featured everyday darker-skinned women who talked honestly about being discriminated and feeling less beautiful because of their skin tone, while Light Girls … More Reflections Of Black Beauty: How I Viewed Every Last One Of JET Magazine’s Beauty Of The Week + Valentine’s Day Jam Of The Day