Pigmentocracy: Color-Coded Racial Hierarchies

Update: Nina Simone’s documentary movie features Zoe Saldana in heavy, dark makeup to represent this icon.  A lot of people have voiced their outrage and I can understand why.  The pictures of Zoe as Nina does not do Nina Simone justice and she should be represented by an actress that doesn’t need to color-change, widen…

The Sherlock Holmes of Black History: Arturo A. Schomburg

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, Afro-Latino, the Sherlock Holmes of Black History. (January 24, 1874-June 8, 1938) A bibliophile, collector, writer, and a key intellectual figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Born in Puerto Rico in 1874, to a mother of Danish West Indian origin and a father of German ancestry, Schomburg moved to New York in 1891….