Daily Archives: January 31, 2014

Friday Open Thread | Black Oscar Nominees

We continue our look at Black Oscar Nominees. Today, we’ll look at Best Actress Nominees.   Best Actress in a Leading Role Year Name Film Role Status 1954 Dorothy Dandridge Carmen Jones Carmen Jones Nominated 1972 Diana Ross Lady Sings … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 3: Colorism

Hat tip R-Evolution The children of white fathers and slave mothers were mixed-race slaves, whose appearance was generally classified as mulatto (this term originally meant a person with white and black… parents, but then encompassed any mixed-race person). By the … Continue reading

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