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Jurnee Smollett-Bell never disappoints, whether we’re talking about her beauty in an editorial fashion spread or her intellect in a magazine interview.
It’s no wonder she was chose to grace the cover of Ebony magazine’s March issue. Inside the issue the 30-year-old actress is outspoken as she addresses a variety of topics, including the reality of bias toward lighter skinned women in Hollywood (and the world at large).
“There are obstacles and challenges that my dark-skinned sisters face that I will never know,” Smollett-Bell tells EBONY. “How they are perceived when they walk in a room of strangers is something I will never truly know. I would be ignorant to say colorism doesn’t exist, it’s gross and disgusting.”
Amen to that Sis! Good to see she is not one of those who would bypass an issue because it hasn’t negatively impacted them.
Many of us met Jurnee when she was just a kid, in her role as Eve in the film “Eve’s Bayou,” but Smollett Bell shuns labels like “child star.”
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