Sammy Sosa Then…

"Someone you know has a dark-coffee complexion one week

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—and then, bam!

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—it's café con leche the next."

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—Shiwani Srivastava wrote in "Color-Struck Across the Globe."

CAPTIONS BY: EBONI FARMER

Sammy Now…

On Nov. 4, Sammy Sosa debuted his new lighter skin at the Latin Grammys in November 2009. Sosa has admitted to using a skin bleaching cream at night before he goes bed.

Michael and La Toya Before…

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Michael Jackson and his sister Latoya Jackson were once both a part of the darker persuasion.

Michael & La Toya After…

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Looks like they went to the same plastic surgeon

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—and the same dermatologist.

Old School Lil' Kim

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Bet it's hard to remember this Lil' Kim!

New School Lil' Kim

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When Lil' Kim first came onto the music scene she was known for her lyrical skills. Today, the Queen B is known more for her often outlandish appearance.

Beyoncé: Photoshop Strikes Again?

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Last year, L'Oreal came under fire for what appeared to be a case of digital skin lightening in this ad featuring Beyoncé. The company, which Beyoncé has been a spokesperson for since 2001, denied that Beyoncé's ad was lightened. We'll be the judge of that.

Being "Fair and Handsome" Can Make Your Life Better

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Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan has come under fire for his promotion of a skin bleaching cream for men, Fair and Handsome. Some people believe he is adding to the colorism that takes place in India. According to Sammy Sosa's spokesperson, the retired baseball player might be joining Khan in endorsing a skin lightening cream.

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