Colorism: Ledisi The Ignored Chocolate Beauty In The Industry!***messymandella***


I have always wondered about colorism. I  am short, light skin, and a weave queen. Some women would describe that as “fake.”

I tell them get your hair out that pigtail holder,get an upgrade. I also know that people who wear natural hair at times thinks that brings them closer to the “Motherland.” I’m here to tell you, that you can ignorant about your culture,no matter what you think. Hair does not advertise  your intelligence.

 She has dark skin, big lips, and big eyes. She is Beautiful. Women are the worst critics of other women. Oh honey, I know.

Ledisi, admitted in an interview that she never thought she was ugly until she became a Neo Soul Powerhouse. In her book she discusses her looks and her definition of beauty. Here is an excerpt:LEDISI


 “In the book, there’s a chapter called ‘Beauty’: I talk about how I tell myself ‘I’m beautiful’ everyday because the world says something different. I didn’t know I was considered ‘ugly’ to someone until they said it, because all of my life I’d been told I was beautiful, especially by my mother in particular, so when I got out there in the world, I heard differently.

There are also other versions of beauty out there and I talk about those, saying that the woman we typically would consider ‘beautiful’ may look that way on the outside to the rest of the world, but on the inside, she may be ‘broken.’ There are so many things in other chapters that I talk about: ‘Love.’ ‘Forgiveness.’ ‘Faith.’ ‘Exiting Stage Left,’ all of these different aspects that we can learn from. Men may enjoy some parts of “…..Alright,” since there are men that I celebrate—there’s a quote from President Obama inside that speaks to learning from your failures, for example—but it’s especially for women because I am a woman and that’s all I can really  talk about (laughs). The book has a lot of great stuff inside that I’m proud of: photographs that I’ve never shown, pictures of family members that I don’t really talk about (publicly) and those are the people who really helped me to get to where I am.”

You Are Beautiful!

Doesn’t matter what anyone ignorant self- hating undividual tells you. Women of all nationalities and complexions are beautiful. Your skin and your voice outweigh the negativity and all assumptions of certain characteristics that define beauty. Your lips and your gorgeous chocolate skin is a gift not a curse. We have to abandon insecurities within our culture and destroy Colorism. We can’t be united if little girls my complexion think they are prettier. We can’t be united if we have an insecurity if our men date someone of another race. My mom has a dark complexion with my features, my father is of a lighter complexion. My cheekbones come from the Native American ancestors and my skin is lighter because of the German  and black slaves  in my family, that were of lighter skin. People would be rude to ask my mom if I was really her daughter?  It would break my mom’s heart that someone would be that intrusive and ignorant. They judged my mom by her skin but not her features it was embaressing and also disgusting to even question her about her baby girl? We have to inspire unity and abandon insecurity and slave designed hatred that divides black women, still today. Ledisi, Beyonce, Lupita, Nia Long, Rashida Jones are beautiful women of color that  little black girls should notice, these women are successful, admirable women with   different complexions, but are still undeniably beautiful. We can’t let our babies assume they are ugly or not as pretty as the girl in their class with a lighter complexion. End Colorism!


1978er’s- without a clue ***messymandella***

1968, Memphis, Tennesee, USA --- At the memorial just after Martin Luther King's asassination, mourners gather downtown , Some display picket signs "I am a man". used by striking garbage men. Memphis, TN. --- Image by © Bob Adelman/Corbis

1968, Memphis, Tennesee, USA — At the memorial just after Martin Luther King’s asassination, mourners gather downtown , Some display picket signs “I am a man”. used by striking garbage men. Memphis, TN. — Image by © Bob Adelman/Corbis


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NSFW:Put You On Some Game, About This Crack Thang…***messymandella***

In 1984 at the beginning of “The Crack Epidemic” we were told that we had to “Just Say No To Drugs.”

Who the hell said, “Yes!” it wasn’t the community,so who created the game?

I am not aware of any hustler in the hood that has his own jet to fly crack through the friendly skies.

Can Tyrone standing on the corner crank up his jet,fly over and bring back product or powder to flood the streets?

Does Latorya have a compass and a Passport to Nicaragua?

You know the answer to both of those questions.

If it is damn near  impossible for us to flood the country and we would laughed if someone asked, don’t you think it was a fairytale back then to make all that money?

Don’t you think we were set up in 1984, when the fantasy became a financial and ethical nightmare?

We were systematically drugged and controlled by the Crack Epidemic and the families our still struggling from it.

If daddy is doing a bid, and mom has to raise 3 little girls and a son or older brother wants to be “the man of the house” that sparks the flame…

If you create those prison boxes and caskets to put men in, that community loses a builder, teacher, and protection.

It is that simple to chip away at the family structure.

You can tell when a crack head became addicted.

Look at the way they are dressed.

Most crack addicts dress in the era that they were sober.

It is a dead give away that they were cracked out in the 1980’s, if they have a side pony tail , patent leather shoes and a hot pink Wind Breaker Jacket. 

The drug epidemic broke us completely down, and even if everyone stopped slinging crack now the damage has caused prisons to be flooded, and caskets to be lowered.

Dreams were deterred and the families lost daddy, and the family structure to the game.

Now, we can attempt to bring our communities back, but the force and the poison tested on us will not go away, and once again it was not administered by us,but we suffer.

Who wanted to ruin our society? 

In 1984 Government officials could not segregate us legally.

They used the crack epidemic to  segregate us chemically and mentally,and their mission was a success.



San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb sparked national controversy with his 1996 Dark Alliance series which alleged that the influx of Nicaraguan cocaine started and significantly fueled the 1980s crack epidemic. Investigating the lives and connections of Los Angeles crack dealers Ricky Ross, Oscar Danilo Blandon, and Norwin Meneses, Webb alleged that profits from these crack sales were funneled to the CIA-supported Contras.[8] Although Webb never claimed that the CIA directly aided drug dealers, it echoed the Kerry Committee conclusion that the CIA was aware of large shipments of cocaine into the U.S. by Contra personnel.[8]-Wikipedia

Gary Webb is not lying to you.

We did not have the capacity and the financial backing to flood the streets, but the friendly skies were open to those who could afford it, and no one would think to check our Central Intelligence…

The men who possessed our  Central Intelligence used cracked up pieces of soap to control our minds and spirits.

The government and used our community and livelihood to destroy our dignity and culture.

We have Crack Addicted babies that become hustlers and sell it to the new breed of addicts.

No one in America hates their own, we were controlled, abandoned in a jungle full of addiction and ghost of former ancestors, that now have disease, poverty, and violence.

  “We let others still our royalty, and confused money with loyalty.” ***messymandella***                                      

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