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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

They Call Me Mellow Yellow

I was around seven or eight years old when my mother’s best friend at the time came over to the house for a visit from North Carolina. She embraced my mom lifting her up in the air and gave me a big warm hug and a kiss on each cheek. It was at that time when Rene (my mother’s friend) told me that I was lighter than the color of healthy urine. At the time, I wasn’t sure what she meant but that wasn’t the first or last reference to my complexion from her that weekend. It was, however, the most disturbing of her insulting commentary on my skin tone.

A Conversation with Miss Haiti Universe 2010, Sarodj Bertin

A Conversation with Miss Haiti Universe 2010, Sarodj Bertin

After reaching out to the Miss Universe Pageant, Dialect Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Nadine, was given the opportunity to speak with Miss Haiti – Universe, Sarodj Bertin…

Jessica Simpson Delves into Global Beauty & Self Esteem

Jessica Simpson Delves into Global Beauty & Self Esteem

In VH1’s Price of Beauty, a documentary-like reality series, Jessica Simpson travels around the world to explore global beauty and self esteem issues. Simpson ends up finding that despite the different standards of beauty around the world, they are all standards that know one should HAVE to live by…

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