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Racist? Why is Lupita Nyong’o being warned to avoid Tyler Perry films?

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People have warned Lupita Nyong’o to avoid Tyler Perry films for being “degrading.”  But do you really believe that white Hollywood is going to be more respectful to her image than Tyler Perry films?  Dr Boyce Watkins discusses the matter with Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses.  Check it out. [leadplayer_vid id=”5347905BF2C2C”]

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words…

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Highlighting Diversity

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert A sneak peek of Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood Issue was released on Monday.  And it may be the most ground breaking and diverse issue ever released. The magazine has apparently taken the necessary steps toward emphasizing the diversity of Hollywood. For the first time since it began putting out the annual special in 1995, six of the twelve celebrated thespians gracing the 2014 cover are not…

12 Years A Slave Actress Is Now The Face Of A High End Fashion Brand

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” This powerful quote by Alexander McQueen holds true to many models. It definitely holds true to the model, Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’s is the new face of Miu Miu fashion. Miu Miu is a high fashion brand of women’s…