It's official: Blue Ivy Carter is the hardest working kid in show business—and she's had a very busy month. First, she appeared with her mom on The Lion King red carpet. And in the less than a week since the song's release, the lyrics to "Brown Skin Girl" and its moving meaning have sparked a social media challenge celebrating dark-skinned women. Sung over an African-infused beat, it's the standout track on the curated soundtrack album, and also the kind of song this young Black girl needed to hear when she was Blue Ivy's age.
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Carter is also credited as a songwriter and contributed vocals. In a positive review, Imani Bashir of Teen Vogue described the song as a "celebration of dark-skinned women". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Parkwood Columbia.
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The album also comes with the most regal visuals to celebrate beauty, culture, and of course, Black-girl magic. The song sparked such a grand response for its empowering lyrics that it birthed its own hashtag BrownSkinGirlChallenge. For many, the song was a no-brainer, direct message to a specific type of woman, with darker, deeper brown skin. For others, who joined the challenge by posting their photos, it seems they skipped over the specific cues in the lyrics and only listened to the hook to celebrate themselves.
Brown or brown people is a racial and ethnic term. Like black people and white people , it is a metaphor for race based solely on human skin color. The brown world stretches in an immense belt clear across southern Asia and northern Africa , from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans". Bronze skin tones are commonly also placed under the brown racial classification, in Mexico and Southwestern United States and the Philippines the term is associated with mestizo peoples, and in Brazil it is pardo. In the 18th and 19th century, racialist written works proposed geographically based "scientific" differences among "the races.