An African pop star named Dencia is taking heat for selling Whitenicious — a pigment-whitening cream marketed toward individuals who might be looking to lighten their skin tone.
Critics of the supposed beauty product say the product and its advertisements aren't doing darker-skinned women any favors, as the “7 day fast acting dark spot remover" could be seen to promote skin lightening and perhaps the notion that one color is preferential to another.
In a recent interview with Ebony, the Cameroonian performer admitted folks might be using her product to bleach their skin, but
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–Chris Brown tweeting his support to end anti-gay violence in Cameroon!
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We tend to take our freedoms for granted in America. But imagine being arrested just for sending a text message.
Not a threat or bullying or even a dick pic- just a benign message of love.
Well, that's what Jean-Claude Roger Mbede is facing. After texting another man "I'm very much in love with you", he was imprisoned for 18 months.
Jean-Claude was only released on a provisional basis after equal rights activists protested his poor treatment. But now, sadly, the court has ruled he is to go back to prison to finish out his term. Jean-Claude says:
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Conservationalists in Cameroon just got a special treat on camera!
Two critically endangered Cross River gorillas were finally caught on tape, making them the first two gorillas seen in the wild in DECADES!
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This is disgusting! The opposite of empowering women!
One our of every four girls in Cameroon is the victim of breast ironing, a procedure intended to flatten girls' breasts with a hot stone. Due to the lack of sex education in the country, mothers believe that it will stop unwanted pregnancies and allow their daughters to finish their education because they will no longer be perceived as sexual.
Breast ironing can cause serious issues such as burns, deformities and psychological damage.
Watch the video (above) from Current TV for all the information.
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Now that's some big hair!
Check out Cameroon's First Lady, Chantal Biya with Paris Hilton at the African First Ladies Health Summit.
The First Lady's towering orange do looks like it gives her an extra 6" over the heiress.
We can only imagine what this lady goes through on a daily basis to get her hair did but she totally rocks it!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]
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