Writing at ColorLines, Akiba Solomon interviews Yaba Blay, a contributing producer of CNN's "Who Is Black in America?" segment about the lingering pain of the "one drop" rule, which Blay says is racist but represents how blacks are defined.
President Obama will be in the White House for four more years, but it was a tough road, marked especially by the war on women. Colorlines columnist Akiba Solomon shares what she's learned from this exhausting 2012 election.
Relating her childhood experience of meeting Nina Simone, Colorlines blogger Akiba Solomon issues a strong rebuke to Hollywood for perpetuating color-struck attitudes by casting the light-skinned Zoe Saldana to portray the dark-skinned diva.
Colorlines' Akiba Solomon says that after seeing the video for Fiasco's new song, which likens modern hip-hop imagery to blackface, she's even more convinced that the artist is on to something deeper than meets the eye.
Akiba Solomon, writing at ColorLines, says that the antics of the women on VH1's infamous reality series aren't humiliating; rather, they're part of a sad story about the economic exploitation that takes place in the entertainment industry.