MALCOLM X ON BLEACHING!

'WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR? WHO TAUGHT TO HATE THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN?TO THE EXTENT YOU BLEACH TO GET LIKE THE WHITE MAN?....."

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BLACKS BLEACHING! -YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELVES AS WELL AS COMMITTING RACIAL SUICIDE!- FROM CHELUMUMBA.WORDPRESS.COM

FROM CHELUMUMBA.WORDPRESS.COM

NO BLEACHING ALLOWED: Fashion Week Bans Models Who Bleach Skin

Bleaching Gone Bad
Bleaching Gone Bad
This is the kind of news that gives you hope in the reversal of our collective self-destruction. Adama Ndiaye–aka Adama Paris–has become my new idol. She is the founder of Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal and during the recent opening  declared that she had banned skin-bleaching models from the week-long event.
This is what I call real revolution. Creating our own platforms and making our own rules.
Many of my aunts skin-bleach. My church is full of women with yellow faces and black hands. One of my aunts bleaches so well that I was almost fooled–having not seen her consistently since toddler-hood. It seems that those who use the pills versus the creams see more believable results. And are probably more likely to get cancer or have heart problems. Praying for my aunts.
Upon searching for “Skin whitening pills” you will get many more links to suppliers than you will research or commentary =( Want some? Buy some here, here, oh and here. But don’t stop there, the stuff is everywhere. Good luck finding stuff on the dangers.
The most interesting thing to me about skin bleaching is that this is a verb that can not effectively be used in past tense. Did you know? Skin bleachers have to continue the process for life because when they stop using the creams, their skin takes on an even darker complexion than what it was to begin with. I have so much to say on this topic, but for now I will leave it at this article below from Reuters. My commentary in teal.

Dakar fashion week takes stand against skin bleaching

(Reuters) – Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint their eyelids a shining emerald color.
Look At That Skin
Look at that skin. How can you tell me that is not God[ess]?
All legs and cheekbones, the models are subject to the same pressures as their counterparts walking runways in London, Paris, and New York. And perhaps more. Like many women from the streets of Senegal, some fashion models in West Africa have bleached their skin, seeking to achieve a “café au lait” color regarded by some as the aesthetic ideal.
This year, however, Senegal’s marquee fashion event is making a stand against the damaging practice.  Damaging psychologically and physically. Self hatred is a drug…
“I am against it,” said Adama Ndiaye, better known as Adama Paris, who started the annual fashion fete in 2002.
Ndiaye announced at the opening of Dakar Fashion Week that she had banned any models using skin depigmentation cream from participating in the six-day event.
A local newspaper, Sud Quotidian, claimed more than 60 percent of Senegalese women use skin bleaching products for non-medical reasons. What the heck is a medical reason for bleaching your skin? Vitiligo? How about we find a cure in the bush? I hope that’s the only possible “medical” reason, even though I don’t want to consider it one.
Women of all classes and education levels use these often unregulated skin creams. Well-heeled and unshod women across Senegal bare the tell-tale signs of long-term bleaching – blotches of discolored skin on their arms and faces. That’s because they’re using the cheap stuff.
skin-bleaching-gone-bad
“mercury in skin lightening products also causes skin rashes, skin discoloration and scarring, as well as a reduction in the skin’s resistance to bacterial and fungal infections.” – Vanguard
“I’m trying to teach them to like themselves,” said Ndiaye of the natural-toned models selected for this year’s show.
Self-esteem is not the only issue at stake, according to dermatologist Fatoumata Ly.
“In my practice, I see a huge number of women with complications from this practice,” Ly said.
Women often use prescription-strength corticosteroid creams to lighten their skin, she said.
“When absorbed into the blood stream, corticosteroids pose serious risks, particularly for the heart,” she said. Skin cancer is also a potential side effect.
This year’s collections emphasized sleek minimalist designs, in forceful primary colors and jet blacks, with designs targeting international women. Models strutted in towering Louboutin platform pumps down a runway inside a luxurious nightclub.
The African designers showcasing their talents hailed Ndiaye’s public stance at the event, which ended on Sunday.
Sophie Nzinga Sy, a couturier educated at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York, was infuriated when she saw huge billboards promoting skin lightening products springing up around Dakar.
“It was ridiculous,” she said of the blanched face used in the advertising campaign. “Our skin is something that we should value.”
This woman did her one better in saying: 
“Society is constantly telling us that fair-skinned women are beautiful – in the media, on TV – and Senegalese women have started to believe it,” Deme added. “So we want to show that dark-skinned women are really beautiful, and that natural black skin should be celebrated.”( Aisha Deme, Entrepreneur, Dakar )
Sidling nervously between hair and make-up stations, models also expressed their support for Ndiaye’s initiative. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Dorinex Mboumba. “It will discourage others from the practice.”
“We don’t need to change the color of our skin to be beautiful.”   How about “our skin is gorgeous. The notion of bleaching it is insanity.”?
The Adama Ndiaye
The Adama Ndiaye
For Ndiaye herself, the stand against skin bleaching largely boils down to aesthetics.
“It’s not even pretty,” she said. “For me, it’s just a turn off.”
I sincerely hope her politics are deeper than this offline…









(Re)Sources:
Uproar in Dakar over billboards promoting bleaching:
http://www.biyokulule.com/view_content.php?articleid=5534 (They didn’t know that the new Senegalese don’t get down with that BS. That incredible Black skin…bleached away…?
Dangers of skin bleach components:
http://odili.net/news/source/2012/jan/27/325.html
Fashion Ghana repost:
http://www.fashionghana.com/site/skin-bleaching-models-were-banned-from-dakar-fashion-week-2013/
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

RIHANNA ATI LIL KIM ARE BLEACHING!- GOD MADE YOU BEAUTIFUL BLACK BUT YOU WANNA BE WHITE:? -SHAME ON YOU!-BLEACH AND DIE CAUSE YOU BETTA STOP SO YOU DON'T DIE OF SKIN CANCER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON WOULD HAVE!-DAPADA!-RESTORE YOUR BLACK BEAUTIFUL GOD-GIVEN SKIN!-FROM 360NOBS.COM


FROM 360NOBS.COM

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LET’S ADDRESS A SERIOUS ISSUE: BLEACHING

LET’S ADDRESS A SERIOUS ISSUE: BLEACHING
Bleaching, toning, skin lighting, insert any other term or name you’ve heard. Let’s be brutally honest here, bleaching your skin is BLEACHING no excuses please. You’ve heard the stories of people taking dangerous pills to genetically manipulate the colour pigmentation of their skin, all for looking a tad lighter, or spending hundreds of dollars on spa treatments, creams and body serum to rid your body of its natural melanin.
On a psychological level, it’s beyond fascinating. An individual must be genuinely dissatisfied with the colour of their skin to go out and look for a means through which the colour they were born with can be manipulated. A lot of times we blame it on the images we see on the magazine covers, music videos and editorials. Every day, rap artists pick the Latinas and Hispanic vixens to feature in their videos. The lighter she is, the prettier right? Watching music videos with light skinned girls in them sends a clear message, “There is no place for you if your skin tone doesn’t meet up with the criteria”. Hence, whenever you switch to MTV, you are reminded to do something about your skin tone.
Whenever you open a magazine you are confronted by a perception of beauty that is so fake and extreme, I always wonder how women buy into it. It doesn’t help that we watch our favourite superstars get rid of their natural identity by dipping their hands into a jar of bleaching cream.



Rihanna is one of the many stars that has come under speculation for the drastic change in her skin colour.

Lil kim has been very vocal about her bleaching habits, stating that over the years many men have cheated on her with lighter skin women.  (Am I the only one rolling my eyes?)

Vybz Kartel recently came under fire for bleaching his song and has since inspired many diss songs by fellow Jamaican artists.
Bleaching or toning or whatever it is called these days, is extremely dangerous to the skin and rids the skin of its first protective layer. Once you begin to bleach, your skin can not withstand the UV ray from the sun hence causing more damage. It seems like such a hefty price to pay for the satisfaction of appearing lighter in complexion. I mean what is the problem with us?? As Africans, there is no such thing as being too dark, it is after all OUR identity.
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15 Comments


  • its quite amazing that these examples cited above all looked better with their original skin tone SMH
    Pls dont get me started with us-Naija peeps

  • This article is on point…3months ago,i ran into an old classmate and i just walked past.not because i am now a snob but the fact that the last time we shared suya back in school she was a dark beauty and now shez white.she called me and had to tell me who she was and i was like WTH!!! her face looks really nice i must say…but her feet and hands look like shez got pink socks and gloves on with black designs on the knuckle region.Sadly this same friend of mine had a baby recently and had to get stitches.she has been going back to have the stitches done over and over again because her skin is weak due to her *bleaching* and wont hold the thread.The slightest strain on that area causes another tear and her body is pretty messed up right now.y’all better learn.

  • I’m naturally light skinned and up until I moved to Naij, I didn’t really see the big deal about my skin colour ‘cos it doesn’t define who I am. A lot of people ask me what cream I use blah blah and when I tell them, they raise an eyebrow thinking I’m lying…I don’t know what our fascination is with lighter skin, it doesn’t make you better than the next man, it might get you a few attention but that’s all it is…attention! I think India Arie said it in her, you’re not skin people!

  • *song*

  • I dunno about the others but i cant tell u that Rihana cannot be said to have bleached.you should note that most of these celebs use bronzers that make their skin tone darker.
  • Chidinma
    @bola na wa for u o! Abi u no sabi bleached skin wen u see one?
    Rihanna don bleach biko…I rem her from her pon de replay and if it’s loving that u want video…n girl that girl used JIK on herself…EOD!
    Ermm Lucy, is it that we don’t have ‘culprits’ abi bleached victims back home?

  • CREME, U r a bastard for this comment. U really got me ROTFLMAO.

  • bleachin is good. embrace it. im bleachin and i like it. i look so much better now that i wAS b4. i assure u. if u use d right product u will NEVER regret it and if u spend good money on it. ul gt good results. for further enquiries. contact me on 08022907309. a trial will convince u.

  • @ITS ME skin cancer is real o

  • When I was little, I always thought my fair skinned sis & cousins were prettier & it didn’t help that everytime we were all together, people were always appreciating their “beauty”. As I grew I began to appreciate my complexion cos I do not have to worry about acne while my light skinned sisters, well, let’s just say that any little money given is spent on unnecessary skin products. I heal easily which is one exciting part of my dark skin, thanks to my pigment. Will I ever want to “improve” the color of my skin? Hell no! Black indeed is beautiful.

  • Did I forget to mention that I’m also prettier than my “yellow & almost yellow” sisters now that we’re grown?

  • i tink ppl can alter the complexion if they want , it is their body .. if the get cancer , i wont go n get chemotheraphy with them , if it is hot and they start to smell .. i dnt care as long as they dont come near me … and i dnt also care n wont compplain as long as they dnt offer me their cream

  • Toning and bleaching are different!

  • I don’t know what this rap is all about, but I do know one certain thing; when Naija sun tans me I must remove the tan. I need my own complexion not the sunburn I get everyday from going out in the sun.

  • BLEACH AND DIE! IN 20 YEARS OR SO YOU WILL BE DEAD CAUSE YOU CAN’T PUT POISONIOUS CHEMICALS ON YOUR SKIN AND NOT HAVE DEADLY RESULTS OF SKIN CANCER-MICHAEL JACKSON, OR KIDNEY FAILURE OR SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT WILL KILL YOU! SO IF YOU ARE SO BRAINWASHED TO REJECT YOUR BLACK GOD-GIVEN BEAUTIFUL SKIN,START READING UP ON THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE BLACK RACE FROM THE BLACK EGYPT ON UP AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF PRAISING GOD FOR MAKING YOU BEAUTIFUL BLACK! CHECK US OUT AT-www.bleachanddie.blogspot.com!

MICHAEL JACKSON!- HE BLEACHED,THEN GOT THAT SKIN DISEASE FROM BLEACHING,THEN WHEN DIED WAS ALREADY DIAGNOSIS WITH SKIN CANCER! -DON'T BLEACH AND DIE LIKE THIS!- DON'T BE A MONSTER LIKE THIS!