Did you get a chance to see stellar line up on Oprah’s channel OWN that was dedicated to black women? If you didn’t I’m pretty sure that it will be running non stop.
Starting the night off was Oprah’s Next Chapter: African American Women in Hollywood staring Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Phylicia Rashad and Viola Davis. The actress sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the ins and outs and ups and downs of navigating Hollywood as women of color. It was probably one of the few dialogues black women actors have had that discuss the lack of roles, jealousy among other black actress and what life is like being a black women in Hollywood. The discussion covered a range of topics including light skin v. dark skin which segued perfectly into the “Dark Girls” documentary that followed, “Dark Girls”.
The highly anticipated documentary, Dark Girls, explored the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world. During the documentary darker hue women told their stories about how colorisim had effected them. Not only did you hear stories about African American women but the film explored colorisim on a global level.
Both conversation needed to be started in order to start the healing process.