I watched the first week of former Minneapolis police officer Derrick Chauvin’s murder trial, and listened to the heartbreaking testimony of a 9-year-old witness who said she was “sad and kind of mad” while watching George Floyd’s life slip away under the weight of Chauvin’s knee. Her testimony, like that of so many other witnesses,…

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AT JUST 22, Karyn Washington was a dark skinned woman who became an online sensation by turning her own painful experience with colorism into a website to encourage and celebrate black women. By all accounts, Washington helped thousands of women to acknowledge black beauty while sharing black pain. But when her mother passed away, depression reportedly took hold, and…

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