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People often wonder why we spend so much time talking about issues of colorism on the site. Personally, I believe in talking about a lot of things until the wound is healed. And there are some serious wounds, on both sides of the spectrum when it comes to issues of complexion.
Look at Hollywood, look at Hip Hop, look at your ignorant family and friends who extol the virtues, attributes and desirability of lighter skinned men and women. The condition worked and it’s deeply embedded.
It’s often members of our own community perpetuating this madness.
Which is why it’s always refreshing to see and hear Black men speak about their appreciation for darker skinned women.
That’s just what Mack (formerly known as Tristan) Wilds recently appeared on “The Wendy Williams” show promoting his new television movie The Breaks.
How did these two get on that topic of conversation. Well, Wendy was asking him about his rumored romantic involvement with fellow artist Sevyn Streeter.
Wendy said, “The rumor on the street was that you were dating somebody named Sevyn Streeter. Were you in love with her?”
“She’s dope. I’ll say that.”
“So you guys weren’t romantically involved?”
“We’re just really, really good friends.”
“She’s really pretty to just be a really good friend.”
“Yeah, she is very pretty.”
Then, speaking mostly to the audience, Mack said, “I love dark skinned girls. So you know, she’s definitely one of them.”
“Who’s talking about complexion? You see this is where my people go in a conversation. Really?”
“It’s just, I don’t know…my mom is brown skinned so I just have a thing about all the different colors that women come in.”
“You don’t have to explain it, you’re adorable.”
Yes, y’all we keep coming back to the colorism topic because there is work to be done. And personally, whether Wendy thought it was unrelated or not, I personally appreciated the hell out of Mack’s comments.
When you grow up seeing Black men date and glorify light skinned girls, ad nauseam, it’s so refreshing to see a young, attractive, talented brotha give love to the darker ladies out there.
Do darker skinned women need his or any man’s validation? Nah. But everyone knows, a sincere compliment can go quite a ways.
So, Mack please keep talking about your love for the darker berries. Feature these women in your music videos. If you ever decide to direct or produce, be mindful of complexion when it comes to casting. It’s so much bigger than dating preferences. Positive words and images that originate from our own communities are not only pleasant and affirming, they’re necessary.
She’s done it again. For a young woman of just 27-years-old, Adele sings like a woman with the life experiences of an octogenarian. Her voice is seasoned and soulful but still clear and punctuating. I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to call her something like this generation’s Teena Marie.
It’s been four years since her last studio album. And earlier this week the singer confirmed, via Twitter, that her album 25 would indeed be released this year.
And in an act that should be lauded as nothing short of a humanitarian effort, Adele released the video for her first single, “Hello.”
The song is about reaching out to the one who got away in order to heal…and, let’s be real, see if he’s still checking for you.
Tristan Wilds also stars in the video as Adele’s love interest. Wilds is so adorable, we’re always happy to see him. Even though he’s not delivering pages of dialogue, you still see the range of emotion in his face.
Anyway, listen to the song, check out the visuals and let us know what you’re thinking. Are you ready for this album or nah?
If you’re wondering why Dominicans is trending on Twitter it’s because February 27 is the day the República Dominicana celebrates its independence from Haiti in 1844. In honor of this day of celebration — and no doubt good food — we’re counting down a list of our favorite Dominican celebrities.
Riding on the success of a New York Times best-selling novel, it wasn’t a stretch to see that The Secret Life of Bees would be made into a feature film. Six years after the book was published, it hit the big screen with an all-star cast. The movie, which was highly anticipated was number 3 in the box office, raking in over $10 million during its first weekend and then over $47 million by the time it finished its run. The movie eventually received mixed reviews, with some calling it too syrupy sweet while others thought it was delightfully moving. Whether you loved it or just thought it was “aight,” check out these behind the scenes secrets.
After all the stories, conversations, arguments and commentaries over the film Red Tails, it finally came out last Friday. Hurray! There are a few reasons why you should check out the film if you haven’t already. Not only is it a great opportunity to learn more about our history through the big screen (which we don’t get to see often) and to appreciate the efforts and heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen; but it’s also a nice chance to see a cast full of HOT eye candy. Like, smoking. It was almost distracting at a point. But not the usual suspects (Cuba, Terrence and Method Man). These six men are another amazing reason to go check out Red Tails if you haven’t already. Or see it again. Don’t believe me? Flip on through!
It’s so good to be black! In promoting their latest film, “Red Tails,” Elijah Kelly and Tristan Wilds swung by Tuskegee University. Instead of just participating in a mildly engaging question and answer session for an hour, the cast members joined some of the students on the yard for a “wobbling” session. Fun and good times ensued. If you’ve never wobbled, check the video, learn the dance and request it from the DJ at the next house party you attend.
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There’s nothing like handsome black men to celebrate black love and Ebony knows that. Gracing the cover of their February issue are Nate Parker, Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, and Cuba Gooding, Jr, the cast of George Lucas’ upcoming movie, “The Red Tails,” which tells the story of the heroic Tuskegee airmen.
Inside, they also have the leading men’s cast mates, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, Tristan Wilds, Michael B. Jordan, Method Man, and Leslie Odom, Jr.
The story of the the first African American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II is one that definitely needed to be told on the big screen and it’s great to see such as strong cast of black men working in Hollywood.
Check out a trailer for Red Tails below. Do you plan to see this movie when it’s released Jan. 20?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Sure we know that “Red Tails” tells a very important story in American history; but as living breathing women, with active hormones, we can’t help but notice all the fineness we’ll witness in the latest George Lucas film, which is set to be released in January of next year.
The film stars cuties like Nate Parker (“The Great Debators” and “The Secret Life of Bees”), Terrence Howard, our young boo Tristan Wilds and Cuba Gooding Jr. among others.
You can get a quick preview of the gorgeousness in the trailer below.
We first met this barely legal cutie when he played Michael Lee on HBO's "The Wire". Now Tristan Wilds stars on the CW's series 90210. Madame Noire sat down with Mr. Wilds to discuss his musical sound, his next moves and of course we had to ask about his relationship status. See what he had to say.
Before the Grammys kicked off, The Roots hosted their 7th annual jam session at The Music Box in L.A. The band was joined by some of our favorite artists, many of whom performed, as well as Hollywood actors. See who made an appearance in the pictures below: