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Ceddy J starts your week off with Hot After Dusk Mondays as they talk hot news, hot mess, and hot music. We continue our 5th Annual Dusk Model Month, which we turn Dusk Spot Radio Network and DuskSpot.com into a complete realm of learning. We are firing up a debate about one of the most controversial topics of urban modeling, which is preference of skin complexion (light-skinned vs. dark-skinned). A few models in the industry on both sides share their personal stories and viewpoints. We welcome listeners to share their feedback through social media and calling-in at 347-202-0389.
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Within the African American community there has been an on-going debate about skin complexion preference. Some people prefer light skin, some dark. But why is there a preference? Does one pigment have superiority over another? Is one prettier than the other? Tune into today's show to talk about light skin vs dark skin and where YOU fit in.
Complexion of America Reel Talk Radio will be taking a 3-part look into the true “Complexion of America” today. With all the chaos surrounding the Trayvon Martin death and the recent trial that is taking place, has many American’s taking sides on the issue. One question that keeps surfacing is, “If Trayvon Martin was white and George Zimmerman was black would this be an open and shut case?”
We are going to tackle the Paula Dean story that now have Americans thinking and questioning is Racism dead? Is there a way for Mrs. Dean to recover her image in the public and will she be viewed as a racist? Lets cap off the show with color, is the color of your skin a big issue in all communities? Why is it seen as a bad thing, or issue to be too dark-skin, or too light skin, and the growing misconceptions about the many complexions in America? What’s your skin, light, or dark?
Yes we have been gone for a while and now we are back and ready to talk and listen. Reel Talk Radio, “Where Life is a Movie.”
Complexion of America Part 2
Reel Talk Radio will be taking our second look into the true “Complexion of America” today. With all the chaos surrounding the Trayvon Martin death and the recent trial that is taking place, has many American’s taking sides on the issue. One question that keeps surfacing is, “If Trayvon Martin was white and George Zimmerman was black would this be an open and shut case?”.. How do yo feel like the trial was handle?
We are going to tackle the Paula Dean story that now have Americans thinking and questioning is Racism dead? Is there a way for Mrs. Dean to recover her image in the public and will she be viewed as a racist?
Since slavery, African Americans have been manipulated to find fault among one another based on skin complexion (does anyone have a paper bag?...) Perhaps this is due to loss of identity, lack of self-esteem and/or lack of knowledge. Through this "mental enslavement" it has been easier to look at our differences rather than what we have in common. What do you see when you look at the mirror? What kind of judgment(s) do you make based solely on how someone looks? Are you happy with your identity or are you concerned with how other see you?
The issue of black self-hatred is something I am supposed to pretend does not exist. However, the great French psychiatrist Frantz Fanon wrote about this issue in his groundbreaking book Black Skin White Masks, in a chapter called "the Lived Experience of the Black Man". According to Fanon, the black man is viewed in the third person, and he isn't seen as a three-dimensional human being. The black man internalizes the perspectives of white society and its negative thoughts about blackness affect his psyche. In the chapter, Fanon discusses a white child calling him the "N word" and how he becomes cognizant of how he is different and viewed as someone people should fear.
There is also a fear by some black people that discussing the issue of self-hatred is a sign of weakness. There is a discourse that black people engender: that black is beautiful. But the truth is, the image of blackness is ugly – at least it's perceived that way. There is nothing special or wonderful about being a black male – it is a life of misery and shame.
The issue of black self-hatred is usually depicted from a female point of view. There are documentaries such as Dark Girls which aired on Oprah's OWN network earlier this year, in which black women discuss their feelings of self hatred for having dark skin. There are numerous books, articles, documentaries, and essays published by black female writers describing black self-hatred. Black women are not afraid to speak out about their self-loathing, yet for some reason, black men are silent about our own contempt for what we are.
Federally, among the illegal aliens coming into this country, is about 65,000 unaccompanied minors. Many believe the flood of incoming illegal immigrants is orchestrated, seeing it as child abuse by the federal government.
These illegals are being specifically shipped into conservative areas in California, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma, a strategy that some believe is designed to change the complexion of the electorate, as well as influencing the ratio between republicans and democrats in the House of Representatives.
Tonight, Elizabeth Letchworth, our Capitol Hill insider, gives us her take on what Congress can and must do about this -- if they can do anything about it at all.
Issue: Skin color and complexion is a hotly debated topic in the black community. It is not being debated again as a new up and coming Disney starlet has been cast to play the departed R & B Singer, Aaliyah. Someone will always think your complexion is too light or dark; even someone who shares your racial backgroud. Seems like there is no just right for us. Who's to Blame?
Do we Blame history and Willie Lynch? Or do we Blame ourselves for perpetuating the exploitation of Lynch. Or is this just a consequence of us being different?
Hello everyone, we took off for Memorial Weekend but we are back! The topics tonight include some listener feedback and a quick look at racism versus prejudice.The 5 Man Laws we jump into tonight include:
listening to your woman
permission/confirmation on being a man
inquiring about another man's problems
equating a man's complexion to a flavor
the use of glitter
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Former makeup artists Bryan and Nathan combine their expertise to talk tan, no sunlight required! They’ll walk you through how to get a natural-looking bronzed complexion, reveal the best ways to conceal red marks from past breakouts, and dish on which products really lead to fuller lips and lush lashes.
For more beauty tips, visit the Expert Advice Section of PaulasChoice.com.
Join us as we welcome Ms. Myra Capri of Capri Brands. She has been a freelance makeup artist since 2007. She specializes in a clean, polished look, pulling out colors that compliment a person’s complexion and face structure. She believes that makeup should look like your skin and be used to enhance a person’s existing beauty, not cover it up. Despite the irony, she values a person’s natural beauty, only using makeup as a tool to enhance it.
Myra Capri is a teacher at heart and strives to teach her clients routines that are realistic and practical, that they will feel comfortable doing themselves. The founder has traveled all over the world learning about diverse fashion, culture, and people. Her travels have inspired her portrait of makeup and interest in creating a personal branding image for others. Makeup artistry is just that, an art, and Capri Brand augments the creativity in this art.
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