The Way We Were

So a note on this list-serve on me sent me tripping into the past toward one Al B. Sure. For those too young to remember. It's probably not a good idea, in mixed company, to say what Al represented to  young black girls in mixed company. Let's just say that Omar Epps and Mekhi Phifer bodied his whole squadron in the 90s. 


It's cool though. Now with Obama in effect, light-skined-ed brothers is on the come-up again. Colorism for the win.


Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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