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Dove Posts Pic Showing Black Woman Turning White After Using Their Soap, The Internet Reacts

After receiving backlash online for what many considered an overtly racist campaign, Dove deleted the pictures and posted an apology.

The beauty brand Dove posted a series of images that show a black woman turning white after using their soap. As the ad continues, the white woman then turns into another black woman, which has led to some people saying those who were upset were “overreacting."

After receiving backlash online for what many considered an overtly racist campaign, Dove deleted the pictures and posted an apology.

Still, peeps weren't having it, and started circulating the images and other examples where the brand had shown some hints of racism in their campaign. One was a label on one of the brand's products, which reads, “Nourishing lotion for normal to dark skin."

Below are some reaction tweets to the saga.

Photo by Nii Kotei Nikoi.

These Ghanaian Women Artists Publicly Chart Paths to Healing from Sexual Violence

Mixtape Notes To The Shadows is a collaborative mixed media exhibition that uses art to show the complex process of healing.

How do you trap a shadow? How do you hold onto to something that slips out of your hands and appears when you step into the light? In Ghanaian society, which is predominantly patriarchal, issues like sexual violence and harassment are treated as shadows, suppressed and left to brood in the dark, unspoken and unaddressed. Despite the undocumented number of people who are tormented by these shadows, it's hard to confront something that society does not believe exists in the way that you experience it.

Dr. Sionne Rameah Neely and Josephine Ngminvielu Kuuire, who are artists and survivors of sexual violence, decided to draw out these demons and shadows by leaving notes for them through art. Mixtape Notes To The Shadows, their collaborative mixed media exhibition and performance, was an open surgery on sexual trauma inviting witnesses as they chart their respective journeys to healing.

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This Documentary Takes You Inside South Africa’s Biggest Trap Movement, ATM

Watch the Emtee-directed and produced documentary about ATM.

South African rapper and singer Emtee and his producer Ruff started a movement when they released "Roll Up" in 2015.

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EL’s ‘BAR 4’ Is One of the Strongest African Hip-Hop Releases of the Year

Ghanaian rapper EL declares himself the best African rapper for the fourth time, and we are tempted to believe him.

Prolific Ghanaian rapper El's Bar mixtape series is on its fourth iteration in just three years.

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