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Dark Girls--Shedding Light on the Issue

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Spike Lee highlighted the issue in his iconic movie "School Daze" with the battle between the jigaboos and the wannabees. More than two decades later it's still at the forefront of conversation with films such as "Dark Girls," which recently premiered on OWN, stirring up controversy. Where does this stratification in communities of color come from? Does skin color really create different circumstances in society? Does this carry over into the dating world? Today on the show we are joined by three dynamic guests to shed light on the issue:


Felicia Gardner is a sought-after advertising executive and stylist. Her innovative company, FG LifeStyling, has taken fashion styling to a whole new level by re-fashioning all aspects of a person’s life. Through a broad range of services including image consulting, interior design, party planning, and lifestyle design, she has been cited by clients to create “fab-gasms”--a reaction to fabulous style! Felicia has appeared on the television show House of Consignment on VH1 and can be found styling clients worldwide.


"Miss More Roses" is the founder of the dynamic women's empowerment group, Black Women Who Want More. the group boasts nearly 90,000 Facebook fans and has chapters in cities nationwide. 


Dennis "StirThePot" Glenn has been doing just that via his Facebook page under the same name. He poses questions and tackles issues that incite heated debate. Dennis is a retired firefighter and paramedic, and also a sports bar owner. He may be reitred, but he keeps busy stirring up controversy!


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