Tag Archives: dark skin

  • Lupita Nyong’o: ‘I Got Teased and Taunted About my Skin’

    Feb 28, 14 by EURpublisher02 9 Comments


    *Lupita Nyong’o had the audience in tears Thursday while accepting her honor for best breakout performance at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon. The “12 Years a Slave” star and Oscar nominee for best supporting actress revealed that as a young girl, she had wished her dark skin would become lighter. “I got […]

  • Eric Benet’s Dark Skin Vs. Light Skin Song Causes Outrage (Video)

    Jul 23, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 17 Comments


    *Eric Benet is feeling the heat from fans and some new enemies after dropping controversial song, “Redbone Girl,” playing on the classically Southern phrase describing light skinned women. Outraged critics claim that he’s promoting the mainstream, racist standards of beauty. “I think it’s its own form of racism,” he told CBS Local of the controversy. […]

  • Taye Diggs Says Tyson Beckford Helped Him Love His Chocolate Skin

    Jan 30, 12 by Dizzy 21 Comments


    *Actor Taye Diggs, who is considered a chocolate sex symbol by many female fans, revealed that he was not always comfortable with his dark skin. Hard to believe for anyone who saw Diggs in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” Diggs told My Brown Baby.com that from the age of 5, he was made fun of […]