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    Amirah Vann Brings Heart & Depth to Black Women’s Stories in Hollywood


    Colorism, along with featurism and texturism, are systemic, which is why more darker-skinned Black Latine writers, directors, producers, and casting directors need to become executive-level decision makers within entertainment across the board, but especially for Black Latine stories. In fact, early in Vann’s career, every time she was up for a Latine role, she’d run to the beauty salon to blow-out her natural hair. She wasn’t alone. This very familiar “pelo malo” trope has socialized countless Black Latinas into “taming”’ the gorgeous, thick, coarse, kinky hair that grows out of our heads. 

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