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  Dominican-American actress Zoe Saldana is set to portray the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone, in an upcoming biopic.  There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the non-Black film director’s decision to cast Saldana as Simone. The backlash stems from many peoples’ views that there’s a bevy of Black actresses who would be better suited for the role, such as, Academy Award nominee Viola Davis, 12 Years a Slave’s Adepero Oduye or even Neo Soul songstress India.Arie – who slightly resembles the jazz great. Many...

Let me preface this post by saying I’m a fan of Carol’s Daughter.  I’ve used their products, even given them away on this blog.  I do, however, have a problem with their recently launched “Beauty in Diversity” campaign.  Carol’s Daughter purports to promote diversity in their newest beauty campaign, but models Selita Ebanks, Solange Knowles and Cassie share very similar skin tones. Selita states: “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic.  Solange’s...