Nomalanga:Beyonce is not the face of black women

In the video below, I share my views about Beyonce being named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the world.

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21 Responses to “Nomalanga:Beyonce is not the face of black women”

  1. BETTYEJ says:

    I am about sick of these people from other countries telling me that somebody is not black enough for them. I think they pick the right one when they chose Beyonce. I am a black woman that know for a fact, we come in all sizes and our skin color is like a rain bow. Why must we knock anything that People or any magazine say about any woman they chose to grace their cover. Everybody has their own opinion and they too can start their own magazine and put who ever they want on the cover. We got to much going on in this country then to be worried about the color of Beyonce’s skin.

  2. Mary says:

    Your video is malicious and unjust. It has nothing to do with Beyonce-she is a Black Woman-Period. I am outraged at the response to People Magazine’s choice. Wheather they shade her up or down has nothing, absolutely, nothing to do with her race or her. You really believe that she is lightening her skin? I’ve been accused of doing the same thing. It is sad that Black folks are attacking her in this manner. Chances of another Black Woman making that title in the years to come are minimal. Yet, you would rather it actually, be a white woman. You want her to be darker, is that really the reason? How sad. I’m a Black Woman of lighter skin and I know first hand, how mean darker women can be just because of it. I am still Black! Both of my parents and Grandparents are. Yet, Black people have given me a difficult time all of my life because of it. Why do we have to be “black” to be accepted as Black? I had no control over the color scheme God chose for me and like Beyonce, I should be loved no less. I agree that she is a beautiful-a woman’s woman @ that. Let’s celebrate her. I know the responses, especially from Black folks are hurtful to her. Afterall, she is still a person. God Bless you, Beyonce!!:)

    • Melva Brown says:

      Mary, I applaud you, and I agree with you, it’s time we stop beating each other up. Beyonce, is beautiful, talented and her shin color does not matter. I am happy for her and I am proud to be black. I am happy for her, and for you. At the same time I am blessed and happy with what god has given me. I have my health, and at 55, still feeling great without any medication, can we just praise God for the goodness and many blessings? I do not wish to be different just a better me by doing positive things with my life, and my grand kids so that they can grow up and be all that they can be.

    • DDBrown says:

      Amen! I second that!

  3. ilovenaturalhair says:

    I couldn’t agree more!!

  4. Michelle says:

    In my opinion, the fact that she rocks a full head of fake hair is what disqualifies her. Beauty is natural. Fake is fake.

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  5. Nomalanga: Beyonce is the face of Black women and so are above Black women BETTYEJ, Mary and you.
    Nomalanga, I don’t even believe that you know that your whole line of thinking reflects the Post Traumatic Stress Slave Syndrome or more commonly called the slave mentality. All people of color suffer from some of the vestiges of this disease throughout the African Diaspora, whether they’re from Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

    Nomalanga, your color conscious thinking about the beautiful Beyonce is one of the pathologies and antecedents of the Post Traumatic Stress Slave Syndrome.

    The slave masters/slave traders instituted a well orchestrated systematic campaign of duplicity which was designed to pit various African tribes against one another, and the use of color was one of the devices used after the whole sale rape of beautiful Black women. Miscegenation took place in most cases forcibly and the plantation masters intentionally gave more benefits and privileges to their lighter skin Off-Springs which was designed to create jealousy, envy and outright hatred by darker skin enslaved Africans toward the lighter skin descendants of the slave masters.
    Those slave masters knew that if they put in a system that pitted dark skin against light skin it would be self perpetuating for a thousand years and they are right which is evidence by your behavior, jealousy and your divisive Euro-Centric Colonial education.
    Thus to this day we are still living with that slave mentality type of thinking which manifests in Nolmalanga’s hateful jealous critique of Beyonce.
    Nomlanga, you think that you can just sit back and make hurtful, jealous comments about Beyonce and be insulated from criticism because you are in academia.
    The Europeans also instituted the same system throughout all of Africa known as Colonialism which is the brother of the Anglo/British Chattel slavery that was practiced throughout the Americas.

    My grandmother told me that the inner beauty is far more important than the outer physical beauty and that beauty is only skin deep.
    Further, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and you can’t come on this site with your non-sense about Beyonce’s color or any other sista who happens to be light skin. Those beautiful light skin sistas didn’t have any control over the color of their skin so you really need to get on the road to recovery from your jealous color conscious bigotry. Did Beyonce have any control over her color?
    Nomalanga, you don’t have any standing to define what Black beauty standards are or aren’t.

    Black is beautiful and Black women come in all colors from Jet Black, Ebony, Blue Black, Boot Black, Tan, Coffee, Dark Brown,Chestnut, Caramel, Medium Brown, Redbone, Dirty Yellow, Yellow, High Yellow, Cinnamon, Redbrown, Yellow Brown, Olive, High Olive, Creamy White, and Pale White.
    Nomalanga, I bet you have never read Malcolm’s Auto or anything about Frantz Fanon.

  6. Marilyn says:

    I am a mother of two interracial girls. For years they have had to prove they were black not just from the black community but from the white community. I celebrate my children who looks extremely faired skin in the winter and golden in the summer! Congrats to Beyonce. I am so proud of her. She works so hard to put us as a race in the forefront. Stop tearing her down. I am darked skin and recall a time when being dark skin was cause for harsh criticisms. Lets end it all. United we stand, diveded we will all fall!

  7. Ronald B. Saunders says:

    Nomalanga: Beyonce is the face of Black women and so are above Black women BETTYEJ, Mary and you.
    Nomalanga, I don’t even believe that you know that your whole line of thinking reflects the Post Traumatic Stress Slave Syndrome or more commonly called the slave mentality. All people of color suffer from some of the vestiges of this disease throughout the African Diaspora, whether they’re from Africa, the Caribbean, Central & South America, US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.

    Nomalanga, your color conscious thinking about the beautiful Beyonce is one of the pathologies and antecedents of the Post Traumatic Stress Slave Syndrome.

    The slave masters/slave traders instituted a well orchestrated systematic campaign of duplicity which was designed to pit various African tribes against one another, and the use of color was one of the devices used after the whole sale rape of beautiful Black women. Miscegenation took place in most cases forcibly and the plantation masters intentionally gave more benefits and privileges to their lighter skin Off-Springs which was designed to create jealousy, envy and outright hatred by darker skin enslaved Africans toward the lighter skin descendants of the slave masters.
    Those slave masters knew that if they put in a system that pitted dark skin against light skin it would be self perpetuating for a thousand years and they are right which is evidence by your behavior, jealousy and your divisive Euro-Centric Colonial education and comments.

    Thus to this day we are still living with that slave mentality type of thinking which manifests in Nolmalanga’s hateful jealous critique of Beyonce.
    Nomlanga, you think that you can just sit back and make hurtful, jealous comments about Beyonce and be insulated from criticism because you are in academia?
    The Europeans also instituted the same system throughout all of Africa known as Colonialism which is the brother of the Anglo/British Chattel slavery that was practiced throughout the Americas.
    There are very many similarities between the Colonial personality type and slave personality type.

    My grandmother told me that the inner beauty is far more important than the outer physical beauty and that beauty is only skin deep.
    Further, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and you can’t come on this site with your non-sense about Beyonce’s color or any other sista who happens to be light skin. Those beautiful light skin sistas didn’t have any control over the color of their skin so you really need to get on the road to recovery from your jealous color conscious bigotry. Did Beyonce have any control over her color?
    Nomalanga, you don’t have any standing to define what Black beauty standards are or aren’t.

    Black is beautiful and Black women come in all colors from Jet Black, Ebony, Blue Black, Boot Black, Tan, Coffee, Dark Brown,Chestnut, Caramel, Medium Brown, Redbone, Dirty Yellow, Yellow, High Yellow, Cinnamon, Redbrown, Yellow Brown, Olive, High Olive, Creamy White, and Pale White.
    Nomalanga all of those previous colors are Black and variations of Black. Black is the supreme color from which all other colors originated.
    Nomalanga, I bet you have never read Malcolm’s Auto or anything about Frantz Fanon?
    Negroes that have an axed to grind because of their own jealously can’t define what standards of beauty are or aren’t.
    I don’t accept any kind of Euro-Centric standards in anything and you Negroes who are afflicted with the (White Is Right Syndrome) which is another manifestation of the slave mentality need to come out of your denial of said.
    Nomalanga, there were many different colored Black Egyptians/Kemetians Queens on the throne in Pre- Dynastic and Dynastic Egypt/Kemet. Those Queens were not of the same hue or color.

  8. Ronald B. Saunders says:

    Nomalanga why are you reacting to an obscure magazine like People’s magazine?
    People’s magazine doesn’t define what Black beauty standards are.
    You will never admit it Nomalanga but I think you are jealous and envious of light skin sisters. Perhaps the light skin sisters get more play from the fellas than you but you really need to get over it.
    Why are you so concern about whether People’s made Beyonce lighter?
    Jealousy is a terrible sickness and you can thank Willie Lynch for your obvious color hang-ups.

  9. Jacqueline says:

    It true beauty comes in all shades but why did People Magazine make her appear lighter than she is? She’s a beautiful light-brown. The picture on the cover makes her look sickly and pale. I’m not player hater Beyonce because she is beautiful but let her beauty be shown with her natural color. It like they are trying to divide her from her darker sisters. To stir up some mess between us.

  10. RAY says:

    I think every black person who sees this comment should go out and buy a copy of “Brainwashed”-destroyng the myth of black inferiority
    It should be reqiured reading of every African-American.

  11. DDBrown says:

    I am an, light complexioned, African American female. In the summer months (if I make an effort) I can get a nice golden tan. However, inevitably, as soon as the weather changes, the tan goes and I am back to pale. Heck, after all of these years, I thought I would have naturally gotten darker! Never-the-less, the issue is the divisiveness of color or complexion. I have two older brothers and we all vary in shades, from pale to dark chocolate (and yes we all have the SAME parents, who are both dark). We don’t get to choose who gets the lighter or darker complexion and none of us are any more or less Black because of it.

  12. DDBrown says:

    More importantly, why aren’t we offended that they use looks to judge us as women?! They are not selected because of their talent, intellect nor contributions to society; just looks!?

  13. fakeonce says:

    WHY ARE ALL OF YOU ATTACKING THIS LADY? REAL BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN, IN WHICH DISQUALIFY BEY. TAKING OFF YOUR CLOTHES LYING STEALING AND DISRESPECTING GOD IS NOT BEAUTIFUL. READ PROVERB 31. GOD WILL TELL YOU WHAT A REAL.BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IS. DIDN’T WATCH VIDEO. BUT I FEEL WITH THE WORLD BEING AS EFFED UP AS IT IS I CAN SEE THEM MAKING BEY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL W IN THE WORLD. THATS BECAUSE THE WORLD IS WICKED AND THE WICKED RUN THE WORLD. GOD SAYS WHOMSOEVER IS A FRIEND OF THE WPRLD IS A ENEMY IF MINE. LOOK IT UP 4 YOURSELF. THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. STOP LOOKING ON THE OUTSIDE BECAUSE YOU WILL KNOW THE WICKED BY THIER FRUIT. DONT GET ME STARTED WHAT SHE DOD TO THEM PEOPLE IN THAT HOSPITAL.

  14. rach says:

    Look I am a light skin BLACK AS HELL WOMEN,….DARE IF ANYBODY TELL ME OTHERWISE. AND IF BEYONCE IS LIGHTING HER SKIN OR ALLOWING PHOT SHOP LIGHTING THAN …HELL YES SHE IS WRONG. SHE BASICLY TELLING EVERYONE BEAUTY IS IN LIGHTER SKINNED OR WHITE PEOPLE . THAT IS WRONG I HAVE A DARK SKIN DAUGHTER AND IT IS HARD AS HELL TRYING TO CONVINCE HER HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS BECAUSE ALL THE IMAGES AND MESSAGES SHE GET IS LIGHT AND WHITE…I HATE THAT AS A MOTHER OF SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DARK DAUGHTER. On the other hand I think Normanlanga you do have a problem with lighter sistas like me. But baby girl we all in the same boat ..when they see light skin they just think black women different shade …we still get the same crap from white people and brothas still nit pick everything we do while they let a white women pass on every discretion. So we have only each other lil diff shades yes ..but our journies all the same baby girl …luv ya.

    • Rach-Thanks for your input. No, I do not have issues with “lighter skinned sistas”. Growing up in my country of birth, Botswana, I was considered “light” so I don’t have that issue. The issue, if you read the article, is with the notion that a woman has to be lighter to look better. Black is beautiful, in all its shades and women of other races are beautiful as well in all their different shades.

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