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As we seek to address colorism in our societies, we will need the voices and support of all members of our community. For that reason, I’ve wanted to incorporate more of a male perspective on colorism on this site. Black men have already written several blog posts on colorism, and I recommend […]

Black Men and Colorism: 12 Must-Read Blog Posts   Recently Updated!

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Dear Gabby, When I was a young girl, I wanted to be just like you! Yes, I’m about a decade older than you, but seeing you win gold and make history at the London Olympics in 2012 brought me back to my childhood days of obsession with the Magnificent 7 […]

An Open Letter to Gabby Douglas

Photos from the Blogging While Brown preview tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
While in Washington DC for the Blogging While Brown Conference in July, we got a preview tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (opens Sept. 24). I was pleasantly surprised to see Colorism featured in one of the exhibits! Along with basic information about the […]

Colorism at the Smithsonian

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A few days ago, as part of the Blogging While Brown conference in DC, I got to participate in a preview and discussion about the upcoming Loving movie. Ruth Negga, who stars in the leading role as Mildred Loving, also Skyped in from London to do a live interview with us. There’s still […]

Why We Need the Loving Movie in 2016

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We are excited to announce the top 5 winners in each Division of the 2016 CHPC. Thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted poetry or supported this work in any way. Below are the results of the 2016 Colorism Healing Poetry Contest. Click the title to read […]

2016 Colorism Healing Poetry Contest Results

Lee-Wilder 2016 CHPC Judges
We’re deep in the midst of judging! The submission period for the 2016 Colorism Healing Poetry Contest officially closed on April 30th. Thank you to all who participated or supported the contest in any way. Now our team of judges will review all entries to decide which ones will receive […]

Judging Underway for 2016 CHPC

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I’d like to dispell the myth that white people are total outsiders when it comes to colorism. The notion that white people are completely clueless, innocent, and irrelevant when it comes to colorism is false. Some people claim that to white people “we’re all just black.” They believe that whites see no […]

Stop Letting Whites Off the Hook for Colorism

The Colorism Healing Poetry Contest is BACK! The purpose of the Colorism Healing Poetry Contest is to raise awareness about colorism among all peoples and to provide a productive, creative outlet for self-expression and healing. Click here for a definition of colorism. Deadline: April 30, 2016 Eligibility This year the […]

2016 Colorism Healing Poetry Contest Now Open!

Many of Colorism Healing’s readers are movie fans, and several have even been looking for movies and films about colorism in particular. While the documentary Dark Girls and its sequel Light Girls are widely known among those interested in colorism, there are other notable movies and films that address this issue. […]

List of Movies & Films about Colorism

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When I published the Ultimate List of Colorism Books back in September, I discovered several new titles and new authors I didn’t know were out there. One of them was A Most Precious Pearl by Piper Huguley. As a historical romance novelist who features African American characters, Huguley is a […]

Author Interview: Piper Huguley and Historical Romance

Colorism Quotes (2)
Why compile a list of colorism quotes? The official answer is that a collection of quotations helps fulfill the CH mission to raise awareness and provide a hub of information and resources about colorism. Other equally valid and true reasons: People like quotes! Because sometimes I just don’t know what to write. Sometimes […]

Colorism Quotes