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New Gig: Field Foundation Media & Storytelling

New Gig: Field Foundation Media & Storytelling

Expanding media diversity has been one of my missions throughout my 20-plus year career, so I am so excited to announce a new role I’ve taken on at the Field Foundation. In early April, I became the Media & Storytelling Program Officer for the foundation, joining an amazing, all-star team supporting Justice, the Arts and Leadership Investment in Chicago. You can read more about the program HERE.

TheGrio Op Ed: Colorism Continues, But Does It Mean Dark Skinned Women Aren't Marrying?

TheGrio Op Ed: Colorism Continues, But Does It Mean Dark Skinned Women Aren't Marrying?

If we’re being honest, “The Blacks” already have so many things topping our collective agenda there really isn’t much room left for any kind of self-enforced colorism.

Fair housing.
Voters rights.
The prison industrial complex.

You get the picture, hopefully in high def.

Yet, here we sit, somewhat deeply divided by yet another digital discussion of #teamlightskin versus #teamdarkskin.

This latest battle royale comes courtesy of a recent column in The Guardian, one in a series of articles about the color-coded caste system invented by White enslavers. Opinion writer Dream McClinton starts off “Why Black Girls Like Me Aren’t Getting Married” with a raw, honest look at one Black woman’s experience in her self-described “mahogany” skin.

Read the rest of the column HERE.

Feature Image: Caroline Veronez