Eyes on Ebony: Must-Reads of the Week
In this weekly feature, we spotlight popular stories from our sister site, Ebony.com.
Check out some of their most buzzed about headlines below. We dub these three links required reading:
Looks like the case of “If it ain’t white, it ain’t right!” has plagued the West Coast of Africa. Denicia, an Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer has launched a line of beauty products called ‘Whitenicious.’ And, the cosmetic ointments are promising to do precisely what the name suggests — whiten any god-forbidden darkness out of the skin of its consumer. Nevertheless, contributing writer Alexander Hardy asks us all to check the mirror before we point our self-righteous fingers at this fair-skinned-obsessed trend.
What keeps us so enthralled in the topsy-turvy relationship between VH1’s Love & Hip Hop stars Joe Budden and Tahiry? This Ebony article zeros in on two factors: the love and the chase. As these two variables make for great reality TV, Ebony’s Josie Pickens suggests that the obvious imbalance can lead to more pain than pleasure.
You can buy a degree, but you can’t buy class. The Arizona State University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon chapter had the not-so-brilliant idea of enforcing a basketball jersey dress code and a flashing gang sign decorum for a Martin Luther King Day…party. A picture of the event surfaced on the internet causing a huge uproar and leading the public to declare it as racist. The University has since banned the fraternity from its campus.