What do You Consider Light-Skinned?

What do You Consider Light-Skinned?

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“Concrete Rose”

Since: Dec 07

St Louis, MO

#1 Dec 30, 2007
I usually consider anyone that is Rhianna's(the pop princess) complexion or lighter as light-skinned. I guess because there is so much race-mixing possibly? in the backgrounds of the people around where I live anything darker is considered brown-skinned. Honestly, I don't see many "black" women on TV or in the mainstream that are darker than Rhianna. I wonder what we are going to do once Gabby Union, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long get too "old" to make movies or act on TV?-LOL
G-MACK

United States

#2 Dec 30, 2007
Light skinned to me is Alicia Keys, Boris Kujo
Blackinjun

Greenbackville, VA

#4 Dec 30, 2007
micelle i've got to google rhianna..damm i'm old..
Blackinjun

Greenbackville, VA

#5 Dec 30, 2007
i can't tell the shade of her melanin..the light is different each time..oh well..
The Truth

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Dec 30, 2007
IMO for someone to be considered light skinned they'd have to be AA not biracial like Alicia Keys. Anyone would be lighter if they were half white like in her case.

Since: Jul 07

Meridian, MS

#7 Dec 30, 2007
The Truth wrote:
IMO for someone to be considered light skinned they'd have to be AA not biracial like Alicia Keys. Anyone would be lighter if they were half white like in her case.
im light skinned. just check out my pic. i've been called high yellow, yellowbone, redbone, ect. i prefer dark skinned women and always have. i don't by into all that media brainwashing. when i watch tv, i want to see BLACK people. but we don't see that all we see is whites and mixed blacks.

“Concrete Rose”

Since: Dec 07

St Louis, MO

#8 Dec 30, 2007
I See You wrote:
<quoted text>
im light skinned. just check out my pic. i've been called high yellow, yellowbone, redbone, ect. i prefer dark skinned women and always have. i don't by into all that media brainwashing. when i watch tv, i want to see BLACK people. but we don't see that all we see is whites and mixed blacks.
Yeah you ist hight-yellar almost. LOL. You're definately light-skinned.

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#9 Dec 30, 2007
Light-skinned BLACK men and women, not biracial are

Beyonce
Rihanna
Vanessa Williams
Anne Marie Johnson
Raven-Symone
Tisha Campbell
LisaRaye McCoy
Etta James
Keysha Cole
Will Smith
LL Cool J
Al B. Sure
Christopher Williams
Prince
Ashanti
Nivea
Candi Staton
Linda Clifford
Pebbles
Tyler Collins
Cheryl "Salt" James
Minnie Riperton
Florence Ballard
My Mother
My sister
Aaliyah
Monica
Tracie Spencer
Ludacris
Chris Brown
Marques Houston
Latoya Jackson
Tearri Mari
Left Eye
T-Boz
Dawn Robinson

“Concrete Rose”

Since: Dec 07

St Louis, MO

#10 Dec 30, 2007
Nicole Little wrote:
Light-skinned BLACK men and women, not biracial are
Beyonce
Rihanna
Vanessa Williams
Anne Marie Johnson
Raven-Symone
Tisha Campbell
LisaRaye McCoy
Etta James
Keysha Cole
Will Smith
LL Cool J
Al B. Sure
Christopher Williams
Prince
Ashanti
Nivea
Candi Staton
Linda Clifford
Pebbles
Tyler Collins
Cheryl "Salt" James
Minnie Riperton
Florence Ballard
My Mother
My sister
Aaliyah
Monica
Tracie Spencer
Ludacris
Chris Brown
Marques Houston
Latoya Jackson
Tearri Mari
Left Eye
T-Boz
Dawn Robinson
Keysha Cole's dad is possibly Itallian, she doesn't know for sure. LOL

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#11 Dec 30, 2007
Nicole Little wrote:
Light-skinned BLACK men and women, not biracial are
Beyonce
Rihanna
Vanessa Williams
Anne Marie Johnson
Raven-Symone
Tisha Campbell
LisaRaye McCoy
Etta James
Keysha Cole
Will Smith
LL Cool J
Al B. Sure
Christopher Williams
Prince
Ashanti
Nivea
Candi Staton
Linda Clifford
Pebbles
Tyler Collins
Cheryl "Salt" James
Minnie Riperton
Florence Ballard
My Mother
My sister
Aaliyah
Monica
Tracie Spencer
Ludacris
Chris Brown
Marques Houston
Latoya Jackson
Tearri Mari
Left Eye
T-Boz
Dawn Robinson
I forgot to say Jada Pinkett.

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#12 Dec 30, 2007
Her are the BIRACIAL men and women who are mixed with black and non-black.

Jennifer Beals
Mariah Carey
Jasmine Guy
Rae Dawn Chong
Faith Evans
Tamia
Alicia Keys
Halle Berry
Vin Deasel
The Rock
Lisa Bonet
Tatyana Ali
Amerie
Karyn Parsons
Goapele
Rick Fox
Kimora Lee
Cree Summer
Tracee Ellis Ross
Stacy Dash
Tia Mowry
Tamara Mowry
Cindy Herron of En Vogue
Kelis
Mya
Maia Campbell
Amel Larrieux
Lonette McKee
Maya Rudolph
Victoria Rowell
Tahj Mowry
Thandie Newton
Sharon Headley
Debelah Morgan
Toya
Bob Marley
Melanie Brown
Salli Richardson
Tracie Bingham
Sade
Lenny Kravitz
Rain Pryor
Amil
Irene Cara
Olivia
Blu Cantrell
Chilli of TLC
Foxy Brown
Neneh Cherry
Charli Baltimore
Boris Kudjoe
Troy Beyer
Michael Michele
Giancarlo Eposito
Shemar Moore
Taimak from "The Last Dragon"
The whole Debarge family
Sydney Poitier
Eartha Kitt
Rachel True

and the list goes on and on

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#13 Dec 30, 2007
Nicole Little wrote:
Light-skinned BLACK men and women, not biracial are
Beyonce
Rihanna
Vanessa Williams
Anne Marie Johnson
Raven-Symone
Tisha Campbell
LisaRaye McCoy
Etta James
Keysha Cole
Will Smith
LL Cool J
Al B. Sure
Christopher Williams
Prince
Ashanti
Nivea
Candi Staton
Linda Clifford
Pebbles
Tyler Collins
Cheryl "Salt" James
Minnie Riperton
Florence Ballard
My Mother
My sister
Aaliyah
Monica
Tracie Spencer
Ludacris
Chris Brown
Marques Houston
Latoya Jackson
Tearri Mari
Left Eye
T-Boz
Dawn Robinson
Lena Horne
Dorothy Dandridge
Blackinjun

Greenbackville, VA

#15 Dec 30, 2007
Ok gotta ya..now name some "dark" skinned Blacks.

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#16 Dec 30, 2007
thelastshallbeFirst wrote:
<quoted text>i thought L.L cool j would be considered ''paper sack brown'' or ''pecan tan''?
LOLOL, You said, "paper sack brown"!!!!!! LMAO!!! That was funny, but you're right.

“Get well soon Ali Boulala.”

Since: Dec 07

Chicago

#17 Dec 30, 2007
Like my complexion or somebody like Alicia Keys

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#18 Dec 30, 2007
Nicole Little wrote:
Her are the BIRACIAL men and women who are mixed with black and non-black.
Jennifer Beals
Mariah Carey
Jasmine Guy
Rae Dawn Chong
Faith Evans
Tamia
Alicia Keys
Halle Berry
Vin Deasel
The Rock
Lisa Bonet
Tatyana Ali
Amerie
Karyn Parsons
Goapele
Rick Fox
Kimora Lee
Cree Summer
Tracee Ellis Ross
Stacy Dash
Tia Mowry
Tamara Mowry
Cindy Herron of En Vogue
Kelis
Mya
Maia Campbell
Amel Larrieux
Lonette McKee
Maya Rudolph
Victoria Rowell
Tahj Mowry
Thandie Newton
Sharon Headley
Debelah Morgan
Toya
Bob Marley
Melanie Brown
Salli Richardson
Tracie Bingham
Sade
Lenny Kravitz
Rain Pryor
Amil
Irene Cara
Olivia
Blu Cantrell
Chilli of TLC
Foxy Brown
Neneh Cherry
Charli Baltimore
Boris Kudjoe
Troy Beyer
Michael Michele
Giancarlo Eposito
Shemar Moore
Taimak from "The Last Dragon"
The whole Debarge family
Sydney Poitier
Eartha Kitt
Rachel True
and the list goes on and on
Corrine Bailey Rae

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#19 Dec 30, 2007
If ya'll notice something, the majority of light-skinned black women in the media are biracial. It's more biracial women than regular light-skinned BLACK women. That's something to think about.

“Concrete Rose”

Since: Dec 07

St Louis, MO

#20 Dec 30, 2007
Nicole Little wrote:
<quoted text>
Corrine Bailey Rae
I get the picture. LOL.

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#21 Dec 30, 2007
Elluh wrote:
Like my complexion or somebody like Alicia Keys
There's a difference between regular light-skinned African-Americans with two black parents and biracial African-Americans.

Since: Jul 07

Atco, NJ

#22 Dec 30, 2007
Blackinjun wrote:
Ok gotta ya..now name some "dark" skinned Blacks.
This is a thread for light-skinned blacks only.

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