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.