Feb 12, 2012
**This story won a 2012 New America Media Award for Outstanding Community Reporting-- Radio.***
A small film generating big buzz is "Dark Girls." The documentary brings to light the issues of colorism and its effects on darker-hued women in the black community world-wide. In this special episode of "Mental Health and Wellness Radio" host Jenee Darden explores the psychological impacts of colorism on black women. Darden interviews "Dark Girls" producers/directors Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry; psychologist Dr. Dietra Hawkins, and she has a candid conversation about growing up a dark-skinned black girl with PEERS Empowerment Assistant Christal Byrd.