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Fab Chicks Become American Icons: Alicia Keys, Chanel Iman, America Ferrera, & Paula Patton

Glamour is featuring some of our fave chicks paying homage to female American Icons. Check it: Alicia Keys as First Lady Michelle Obama: “She has worked hard for everything she’s accomplished, and done so with grace and humility. So many women and girls can identify with her story.”-Alicia Keys, 28 Paula Patton as Billie Holiday: “You can imagine that women at home hearing her songs on the radio felt her vocalizing their emotions and their struggles.”—Paula Patton, 33, of the upcoming drama Push, wearing Holiday’s trademark gardenia in her hair Chanel Iman as Althea Gibson: “She showed women…you can be sweaty, be gorgeous and do a great job.”—Chanel Iman, 19, cohost of MTV’s House of Style America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta: "She saw her own opinion and voice as [something as] powerful as any man’s.”—America Ferrera, 25, of ABC’s Ugly Betty, holding a sign that reads “strike” in Spanish Fabulous indeed.
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[quote comment="442026"]of

[quote comment="442026"]of course we have the bitches hating on the light skins yet again.... WHAT FUCKIN DARKSKIN CELEBS OTHER THAN OPRAH AND GABRIELLE UNION ARE THERE:??????????????????????????? PLZ NAME SOME???????????[/quote] IDIOT!!!!!!
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[quote comment="441705"]Sooo

[quote comment="441705"]Sooo glad you guys got to this before I did... It upsets me when ppl try to gloss over stuff like this and pretend its not big deal! It is!! And EVERY single Black person on this board should be appalled at the blatant negative messages being emanated through these pictures. Centuries after slavery and just months after we got our first Black president in office, Black people, we still have a LONG way to go. Yes, the pictures are beautiful...no one is questioning that. But as a darker-skinned woman, the message I see in these pictures is NOT positive. "Subtly" (not really) Glamour is trying to say that Michelle Obama would be prettier if she were lighter. Point Blank. And, frankly, it hurts. Maybe this is irrelevant to some of you who have been fooled into thinking the Black community has gotten over all its issues in the past two months, but if you think that way you're in for a big surprise. Racism still exists! But it always hurts the most when it comes from your own people. Lack of realization at how wrong these pictures are is sad...and believe it or not, RACIST. There are plenty of beautiful BROWN models who could have portrayed Mrs. Obama. Brown is Beautiful! I know that, I just want to be sure that my daughters do as well! It starts with us Black folks. If you are not enraged, you need to wake up... SMH [quote comment="441627"][quote comment="441572"][quote comment="441563"]Loves the pictures! I knew people would focus on the color of these females skin rather than the beautiful images and what they meant to them.[/quote] Because we're supposed to ignore it? When does change happen, when you ignore what's going on? No one is saying that these woman aren't beautiful. But how much longer are we going to let the mainstream media, Glamour magazine in this case, control images of Black woman. Theres a range of skin tones that aren't being represented. And their on the darker side. It's just a fact. I hate it when people act like people are trying to be negative. Just complaining about something that doesn't matter. This does matter. This is just ONE example. And it feels crappier because their portraying a dark skinned woman with a light skinned woman. People just want to vent about it. But I will say that this is all assuming that Glamour chose which people they would be. Which I think is what happened. But if these were the women they chose then that's another story...but once again, I doubt it.[/quote] GREAT points!!!![/quote][/quote] You are correct about that. Willie Lynch is laughing in his grave. :(
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I have tears in my eyes. I

I have tears in my eyes. I think the pics look beautiful and I dont understand how it exploded into a hate frenzy. Light Skinned vs. Dark Skinned. Black vs. Latinos. I dont know where all these RACISTS are getting their info but I am Dominican and like me, MANY latinos are proud of their heritage. AFRICA, SPAIN AND TAINO, and who knows what else is mixed in our DNA. IM sure if Michelle would read this she would be disgusted to hear the hate flying around. Every community, and I mean, every has issues and things to improve upon. That doesnt mean everyone thinks or feels the same. At the end of the day we are all human beings and we all deserve respect and love. ONE
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my bad if anything i typed

my bad if anything i typed posted several million times. i didnt realize how raggedy this site was. cool but raggedy nonetheless. and where are all the big women to protest over the skinnier version of billie holiday? billie holiday was thick (she was a dopefiend too but thts neither here nor there). a lot of not so subliminal messages are being sent but on the surface theyre still pretty pictures. you can take them at face value or not. art IS meant to be interpreted and artists ARE doing more than snapping shots. they are conveying a message. its up to you to get it.........or not.
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[quote comment="441522"]beautiful but did black people adopt america ferrara? just wondering why they always throw a spanish or "race undetermined" chick in the mix. you wont see a black woman in nare telemundo publication but let it be an article supposedly for "us" and here come the spanish chicks. despite america ferrara its still a beautiful piece.[/quote] LOL...America is Afro Latino. She is just more lighter skinned than say...Zoe Saldana for instance. Same African roots as you and I, just perhaps different European ones. Yet, even if she wasn't we are all sisters and brothers and should treat one another as such.
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[quote

[quote comment="441522"]beautiful but did black people adopt america ferrara? just wondering why they always throw a spanish or "race undetermined" chick in the mix. you wont see a black woman in nare telemundo publication but let it be an article supposedly for "us" and here come the spanish chicks. despite america ferrara its still a beautiful piece.[/quote] LOL...America is Afro Latino. She is just more lighter skinned than say...Zoe Saldana for instance. Yet, even if she wasn't we are all sisters and brothers and should treat one another as such.
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[quote comment="441970"]EVERYBODY STFU!!!! If Boring Beyonce was in Alicia's place you stans wouldn't be bitttching about light skinned Alicia being wrong for the image! Alicia is gracious! She is a trailblazer much like Michelle Obama!!!![/quote] GRACIOUS??? Try Homewrecker, but I aint one to judge...
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very nice spread but when did

very nice spread but when did black folks adopt america ferrara and when will we be making an appearance on telemundo?
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[quote comment="441713"]They

[quote comment="441713"]They could've had a more convincing Black celebrity whose just as accomplished as Alicia to portray Mrs. O...like Angela Bassett,Sannaa, Vivica, Gabrielle, Taraji. Alicia might as well have been a White woman trying to look like Michelle. Alicia looks FAB, but she's just sooo not Michelle. I hope Glamour wasn't aiming for accuracy. I wish they'd branch out from those of us who most closely blend in with their Euro standards of beauty. Alicia represents 1 side of Black beauty, but there' just so much more ranging across different hues & features. It's like Michelle represents the rest of Black beauty, but they grab Alicia to portray her b/c she's a familiar, more palpable choice according to 'their' standards.[/quote] co-effin-sign. and yall KNOW there are some racist ass hispanics out there, come on!! i'm panamanian with darker skin, and have encounted it first hand!! i expect that shit from whites, but NOT latinos...we gots to do better, yall.
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that pic of Alecia keys just

that pic of Alecia keys just pissed me off. She is not michlle obmam with those white looking kids. i hate it.
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[quote comment="442113"][quote comment="441495"]Maybe its just me, but I find that Alicia Keys pic scary. I find it scary that people are mimicking Michelle Obama (ex. Tyra) likes she's dead or something. I know imitation is a form of flattery but usually ppl do that when the person has died...Its especially weird with the two girls. Maybe I'm trippin'[/quote] I thought the same damn thing. Besides... not being a hater or denying Michelle Obama being talented/educated/etc. but she ain't really do shit as First Lady yet anyway besides be fashionable so how the eff is she an icon already?[/quote] She has only been in the white house 2 months give some time
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[quote comment="441818"]I

[quote comment="441818"]I didn't see anything wrong with Alicia portraying First Lady Michelle, I guess I wasn't looking at the color to begin with. I am sure Alicia felt it was an honor to be portraying Michelle. I think all the pictures are beautiful and capture the essence of what Glamour was trying to do. I am sure that don't know the color issues behind black people and the skin color issue. Twitter::MWNY[/quote] They know Michelle Obama and A Keyes are two totally different complexions
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[quote comment="441523"]By

[quote comment="441523"]By the way... Does anyone know when the movie Push will be in theaters of if it's gonna be in theaters?? *i hope this posts*[/quote] Lol Push has been in theaters for awhile now. It came out back in February ma.
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[quote comment="441495"]Maybe

[quote comment="441495"]Maybe its just me, but I find that Alicia Keys pic scary. I find it scary that people are mimicking Michelle Obama (ex. Tyra) likes she's dead or something. I know imitation is a form of flattery but usually ppl do that when the person has died...Its especially weird with the two girls. Maybe I'm trippin'[/quote] I thought the same damn thing. Besides... not being a hater or denying Michelle Obama being talented/educated/etc. but she ain't really do shit as First Lady yet anyway besides be fashionable so how the eff is she an icon already?
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Plz let me clear this up.

Plz let me clear this up. Puerto Rico is an Island not a race or a colour. A large number of Puerto Rican are not latino. "African American" don't want to connect with their Roots. The only thing they know about being African is the colour of their skin. The history they know only go as far back as Martin Luther. It is sad when we as Africans start this racist issue. One thing I must say about the Hispanic/ Latino community is that the still got their culture and know where their History comes from and don't seem to ashamed of it. Don't dere tell an " African American" they came from Africa...OMG!!! U should see their reactions.
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PLEASE don't take it

PLEASE don't take it there...Self-hating Negro...you really don't wanna get me started...You are the epitome of the "Willie Lynch" success story and you are a DISGRACE to the Black community... learn ur history, speak w/ some sense and some class...and then I MAY choose to address your original question. Have a good night. :) [quote comment="442026"]of course we have the bitches hating on the light skins yet again.... WHAT FUCKIN DARKSKIN CELEBS OTHER THAN OPRAH AND GABRIELLE UNION ARE THERE:??????????????????????????? PLZ NAME SOME???????????[/quote]
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Great Post!!! Fab women. GLAD

Great Post!!! Fab women. GLAD they used some of the most appropriate women that are out nowadays. Ms. Keys is gorgeous. Ya'll can bash her all ya'll want she is killing it on so many levels. She is PERFECT for the picture.
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Why are you all getting

Why are you all getting worked up about color, race, etc?... Personally, I think all of the shots are quite lovely. However, I do agree with many of you that the Michelle tribute is a bit strange. I too, thought it was weird when Tyra did her portrayal shot of Mrs. Obama... Personally, I think it is far too soon to being such things. Can we at least wait a year or two before doing that lol.
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Sanaa Lathan, Angela Bassett,

Sanaa Lathan, Angela Bassett, Taraji P Henson, Jennifer Hudson, Melinda Williams, Vanessa L Williams, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Vivica Fox, Monique, Nia Long, Kelly Rowland, Viola Davis, Anika Noni Rose, Tachina Arnold, Tasha Smith, Meghan Goode, Holly Robinson Peete. Need I go on????
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Wow! Let's see Angela Basset,

Wow! Let's see Angela Basset, Kelly Rowland, Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica White, Naomi Campbell, Alex Wek, Alfre Woodard, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine, Iman. The list can go on and on. There are women of darker hues who are celebrities. While some of the previous comments were an attack of racial intolerance and ignorant. Don't let ignorance beget ignorance. That was not a very rational comment dear. I hope as a people we can learn to love one another and ourselves and put GOD first in all we do. Corinthians 13 <3
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of course we have the bitches

of course we have the bitches hating on the light skins yet again.... WHAT FUCKIN DARKSKIN CELEBS OTHER THAN OPRAH AND GABRIELLE UNION ARE THERE:??????????????????????????? PLZ NAME SOME???????????
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[quote comment="441996"][quote comment="441981"]I am outraged, that alicia was chosen to represent Michelle Obama, for the simple fact that she is light skinned and Michelle is def. of dark complexion. Why does the media continue to perpetuate that light skinned is more beautiful?[/quote] IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS, CALM DOWN, TAKE UR MEDS, SMH[/quote] If darker hued women were getting recognized in the media like they should then they wouldnt get upset
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[quote comment="441576"]Can

[quote comment="441576"]Can we get past color and reflect on how they perceive these iconic women. My goodness,calm down. And to one of the post asking if she is tripping. Yes to the hell yes, you are tripping![/quote] Black people will never learn to get past color. ANY time a light skinned woman is posted, an issue will be raised. Michelle Obama needs more mileage on her track record for me to consider her an icon. I don't like any of these photos.
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[quote

[quote comment="441996"][quote comment="441981"]I am outraged, that alicia was chosen to represent Michelle Obama, for the simple fact that she is light skinned and Michelle is def. of dark complexion. Why does the media continue to perpetuate that light skinned is more beautiful?[/quote] IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS, CALM DOWN, TAKE UR MEDS, SMH[/quote] If [quote comment="441925"][quote comment="441495"]Maybe its just me, but I find that Alicia Keys pic scary. I find it scary that people are mimicking Michelle Obama (ex. Tyra) likes she's dead or something. I know imitation is a form of flattery but usually ppl do that when the person has died...Its especially weird with the two girls. Maybe I'm trippin'[/quote] Agreed, why are folks already portraying her? It weird and a little disrespectful. And yes, they shoulda got some darker, more brown skinned sistas to portray these women in their real light. I agree with all the posts to that affect. The fact that some of these women overcame that additional adversity adds to their beauty and should be celebrated. Alicia Keys is ridiculous...and she doesn't have Mrs. Obama's family values...how you gone portray a loving family woman when breaking up families and homewrecking is more your thang? About the "hispanic/Latino" conversation, I won't waste my breath (key strokes) to say anything more than I've grown up around A LOT of Latino people and they are NOT FANS of black people at all. My sister, who speaks spanish, can tell you all the shit they talk about us when we're not listening, too. And yes, they shoulda got some darker, more brown skinned sistas to portray these women in their real light. I agree with all the posts to that affect. The fact that some of these women overcame that additional adversity adds to their beauty and should be celebrated. Alicia Keys is ridiculous...and she doesn't have Mrs. Obama's family values...how you gone portray a loving family woman when breaking up families and homewrecking is more your thang?[/quote] Cosign it is a little strange
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[quote comment="441981"]I am

[quote comment="441981"]I am outraged, that alicia was chosen to represent Michelle Obama, for the simple fact that she is light skinned and Michelle is def. of dark complexion. Why does the media continue to perpetuate that light skinned is more beautiful?[/quote] IT'S NOT THAT SERIOUS, CALM DOWN, TAKE UR MEDS, SMH
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[quote

[quote comment="441970"]EVERYBODY STFU!!!! If Boring Beyonce was in Alicia's place you stans wouldn't be bitttching about light skinned Alicia being wrong for the image! Alicia is gracious! She is a trailblazer much like Michelle Obama!!!![/quote] Um hell to the no Michelle is not a homewrecker
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This is nice and all, all for

This is nice and all, all for black history and that good stuff. But uh, would it have killed the magazine to feature a darker skinned icon, with a celebrity like Gabrielle Union to play them, just sayin.
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I am outraged, that alicia

I am outraged, that alicia was chosen to represent Michelle Obama, for the simple fact that she is light skinned and Michelle is def. of dark complexion. Why does the media continue to perpetuate that light skinned is more beautiful?
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[quote comment="441495"]Maybe

[quote comment="441495"]Maybe its just me, but I find that Alicia Keys pic scary. I find it scary that people are mimicking Michelle Obama (ex. Tyra) likes she's dead or something. I know imitation is a form of flattery but usually ppl do that when the person has died...Its especially weird with the two girls. Maybe I'm trippin'[/quote] Agreed, why are folks already portraying her? It weird and a little disrespectful. And yes, they shoulda got some darker, more brown skinned sistas to portray these women in their real light. I agree with all the posts to that affect. The fact that some of these women overcame that additional adversity adds to their beauty and should be celebrated. Alicia Keys is ridiculous...and she doesn't have Mrs. Obama's family values...how you gone portray a loving family woman when breaking up families and homewrecking is more your thang? About the "hispanic/Latino" conversation, I won't waste my breath (key strokes) to say anything more than I've grown up around A LOT of Latino people and they are NOT FANS of black people at all. My sister, who speaks spanish, can tell you all the shit they talk about us when we're not listening, too. And yes, they shoulda got some darker, more brown skinned sistas to portray these women in their real light. I agree with all the posts to that affect. The fact that some of these women overcame that additional adversity adds to their beauty and should be celebrated. Alicia Keys is ridiculous...and she doesn't have Mrs. Obama's family values...how you gone portray a loving family woman when breaking up families and homewrecking is more your thang?
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@meka glad you notice but

@meka glad you notice but she your queen not mines @beeherself i dont smoke and neither should you b/c you would have recognized what was wrong end of discussion
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As an avid YBF.com reader, I

As an avid YBF.com reader, I have NEVER made any comments to any posts. But the first thing that came to mind as I saw this post was, "Why Alicia Keys?" There have been so many barriers broken by Obama's presidency. And a major milestone for AFRICAN-AMERICAN women has been a POSITIVE reflection of a DARK-SKINNED African-American woman in the media. Rarely do African-American women who are not of bi-racial descent get any type of "shine". Much less, a "darkie", "dark-butt" or whatever other Young Berg verbage. And media outlets everywhere have deemed her as successful, attractive, intelligent, well-versed and the list goes on and on. Portraying her as a light-skinned, bi-racial woman is extremely offensive. And it does take away from the essence of the entire homage. Sasha and Malia probably are thinking, "She doesn't look like my mom at all!" And that's what counts.
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When is the all the hate talk

When is the all the hate talk about skin color and race going to stop? Can't the pictures just speak for themselves? If some of the people here are so insecure about the ethnicity of the women posing and calling out females for not being all black...what are you saying....if you were born here in America....somewhere in your geneology your blood is probably mixed with some race other than African...no matter how dark your skin. How soon we forget that it took ALL nationalities to elect the first African-American President born to a white kansas woman with a world view for her son. So please people stop the pettiness and the hate. Try to move past the light/dark thing because it is what it is. I need all women in my life no matter the color of her skin.
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i am indifferent to Alicia

i am indifferent to Alicia "homewrecker" Keys portraying anyone
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[quote comment="441872"][quote comment="441868"]As a dark sister, I would have loved to see more brown chicks on this one. It should be ok that I want to see my color represented and I don't understand folks saying they are all black so get over color. No one would sweat color "if" all colors were viewed equally. Remember some men don't like "black butt" girls. Of course I love my black butt, but (no pun intended) idiots may realize they are alone in their idiocy if all "black butts" were depicted as equally beautiful. I appreciate that a dark-skinned Michelle Obama conflicts with the antiquated image of beauty in America...We all should.[/quote] Well said[/quote] Great Point, I live for the day when Blacks can get past the color issue. The slave masters started it, and we held on to it. To get over it we have to learn to love ourselves no matter what color we are.
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[quote comment="441573"]Blacks & Browns are not closely related and the Hispanics or whatever they call themselves shouldn't even be on this blog. I hate puerto ricans the worst it is the puke hoe rican that is always talking shye on the blogs about Black celebrities. Why? Because Sp!cs are @ the bottom of American society and we are higher and better than they are in every category. Yet them go to their own place and stay there. Stop showing Hispanics on this blog please. Kim Kardashian is okay and so is Coco & Nicole from Pussycat Dolls.[/quote] It's time to let the hate go, what did our President teach you? Your just as bad a Rush Limbaugh, do un to other as you would have them do un to you.
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My personal opinion, it

My personal opinion, it bothers me that they could not find a darker complicated woman to play Michelle. Yes Alicia looks gorgeous in the pic, but brown girls and darker girls are not given enough positive reflective images of self as is, you have a beautiful dark complicated first lady, and you choose a bi racial woman to represent her for a photo shoot.
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[quote comment="441869"][quote comment="441861"]Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.[/quote] and your vocabulary is worst than her hate[/quote] Already notice my typos try again hunny, vocab and grammar messed up yet you still took the time to read and respond to my post, as you were one of the ppl bringing up the Queen into this discussion.
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[quote comment="441868"]As a

[quote comment="441868"]As a dark sister, I would have loved to see more brown chicks on this one. It should be ok that I want to see my color represented and I don't understand folks saying they are all black so get over color. No one would sweat color "if" all colors were viewed equally. Remember some men don't like "black butt" girls. Of course I love my black butt, but (no pun intended) idiots may realize they are alone in their idiocy if all "black butts" were depicted as equally beautiful. I appreciate that a dark-skinned Michelle Obama conflicts with the antiquated image of beauty in America...We all should.[/quote] Amen sis! Your point is a nuance that the female black community is aware of and which is also why we need our own publications and blogs to show our images, generated by us. Mainstream media sees all color darker than "white" as the same.
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[quote

[quote comment="441869"][quote comment="441861"]Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.[/quote] and your vocabulary is worst than her hate[/quote] what is wrong with? what are u smoking???
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[quote comment="441868"]As a

[quote comment="441868"]As a dark sister, I would have loved to see more brown chicks on this one. It should be ok that I want to see my color represented and I don't understand folks saying they are all black so get over color. No one would sweat color "if" all colors were viewed equally. Remember some men don't like "black butt" girls. Of course I love my black butt, but (no pun intended) idiots may realize they are alone in their idiocy if all "black butts" were depicted as equally beautiful. I appreciate that a dark-skinned Michelle Obama conflicts with the antiquated image of beauty in America...We all should.[/quote] Well said
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[quote

[quote comment="441861"]Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.[/quote] SO SO TRUE!! something is wrong with us "BLACK PEOPLE", we have self hate issues.. SAD
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[quote

[quote comment="441861"]Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.[/quote] and your vocabulary is worst than her hate
miso/Bitch Goddess= throwing slippers at spams the revolutio's picture

As a dark sister, I would

As a dark sister, I would have loved to see more brown chicks on this one. It should be ok that I want to see my color represented and I don't understand folks saying they are all black so get over color. No one would sweat color "if" all colors were viewed equally. Remember some men don't like "black butt" girls. Of course I love my black butt, but (no pun intended) idiots may realize they are alone in their idiocy if all "black butts" were depicted as equally beautiful. I appreciate that a dark-skinned Michelle Obama conflicts with the antiquated image of beauty in America...We all should.
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[quote

[quote comment="441861"]Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.[/quote] yeah I would rather have seen Beyonce as Michelle
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wow so many typos but what

wow so many typos but what was meant a Beyonce hater brought up Queen B before a stan did
Meka's picture

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[quote comment="441855"][quote comment="441728"]This post just goes to show the problems we have in our black community. I really didn't pay attention to the fact that those women were light skinned until you pointed it out. Michelle Obama is not light skinned but I really don't see anyone discriminating her, alot of races love her. I think some of yall would have still complained if they found a dark skiined celebrity to portray her. I look at the pic for what it is, AK looked classy which is the word I use to describe our first lady. Nobody discrimnates against blacks more than blacks. That is what is so beautiful about our race, that we come in different shades. I think some of the ladies on here have some deep insecurities about their skin tone.[/quote] Thank you! AHHH this is why black people cannot accomplish much as a race, we keep dividing ourselves- JUST STOP IT! When other races look at us, they don't see light skin, black skin; they just see ni**ers.[/quote] WHAT A IGNORANT ASS COMMENT
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Before ol girl made that

Before ol girl made that comment the about Beyonce a hater already brought Beyonce up saying they were glad it wasn't Beyonce who got to pose as Michelle. They rather have the half white home wrecker pose. The hate for Beyonce seeps deep in some of you all souls this post wasn't about her, but still as always find ways to bring her in it.
Meka's picture

[quote comment="441907"]As an

[quote comment="441907"]As an avid YBF.com reader, I have NEVER made any comments to any posts. But the first thing that came to mind as I saw this post was, "Why Alicia Keys?" There have been so many barriers broken by Obama's presidency. And a major milestone for AFRICAN-AMERICAN women has been a POSITIVE reflection of a DARK-SKINNED African-American woman in the media. Rarely do African-American women who are not of bi-racial descent get any type of "shine". Much less, a "darkie", "dark-butt" or whatever other Young Berg verbage. And media outlets everywhere have deemed her as successful, attractive, intelligent, well-versed and the list goes on and on. Portraying her as a light-skinned, bi-racial woman is extremely offensive. And it does take away from the essence of the entire homage. Sasha and Malia probably are thinking, "She doesn't look like my mom at all!" And that's what counts.[/quote] I know I cant believe they had the audacity to do that
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[quote comment="441728"]This

[quote comment="441728"]This post just goes to show the problems we have in our black community. I really didn't pay attention to the fact that those women were light skinned until you pointed it out. Michelle Obama is not light skinned but I really don't see anyone discriminating her, alot of races love her. I think some of yall would have still complained if they found a dark skiined celebrity to portray her. I look at the pic for what it is, AK looked classy which is the word I use to describe our first lady. Nobody discrimnates against blacks more than blacks. That is what is so beautiful about our race, that we come in different shades. I think some of the ladies on here have some deep insecurities about their skin tone.[/quote] Thank you! AHHH this is why black people cannot accomplish much as a race, we keep dividing ourselves- JUST STOP IT! When other races look at us, they don't see light skin, black skin; they just see ni**ers.
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[quote comment="441833"][quote comment="441480"]All look reminiscent of the portrayed figures..but A. Keys as Michelle O? Really?[/quote] At least it wasn't Beyonce! I'm so tired of people throwing Bey all up in the mix!![/quote] what are u talking about? u just throwed her up urself and complaining about people bringing her up shut the hell up, and go sit down somewhere.. WTF!!
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