Dark Girls

Bill Duke’s “Light Girls” Documentary Premieres 1/19 on OWN

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“Light Girls” as a study of the advantages and disadvantages of being a light-skinned woman, tackling the question: Does light skin make for an easier life? — Bill Duke The documentary features interviews with celebrities including Soledad O’Brien, Diahann Carroll, India Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Michaela...

Bill Duke Presents The Book Version of Dark Girls

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Bill Duke was so wowed by the success of his film Dark Girls that he decided to extend the festivities by producing the book version of his already successful project. The Dark Girls book is a vividly dynamic pictorial that features high-profile women who share...

Is Dencia Headed To “The Light Girls” Documentary?

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After the great success of Dark Girls documentary by Bill Duke, it would only make sense to have a Light Girls documentary. Just from inside knowledge, I have heard rumors about one in the making, and I’ve also seen photos of women that I know who...

Your black ain’t like mine: A light girl’s thoughts on ‘Dark Girls’

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From The Grio — The Dark Girls documentary that premiered on OWN last week ripped the lid off of colorism in a way that made some black people in America intensely uncomfortable. For over one hour, dark-skinned black women and girls shared their feelings of rejection, sexual...

Could There Ever Be a “Light Girls” Documentary?

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The “Dark Girls” documentary that aired on OWN on Sunday rubbed viewers the wrong way for several reasons. The most prevalent argument was that it didn’t show enough dark-skinned women who are supremely confident, comfortable in their own skin and unfazed by attacks against their...

Tika Sumpter on Being a Dark-Skinned Actress: “I Got Letters Thanking Me For Simply Existing”

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“Dark Girls,” which aired on Sunday on OWN, unearthed memories of colorism for a number of dark-skinned women who watched the documentary, including actress Tika Sumpter. Moved by the testimonies of women and children in “Dark Girls,” Sumpter penned an article for The Daily Beast...