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Dr. Yaba Blay (born December 12, 1974) is a professor, producer, and publisher.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "All the'Africans' are Men, all the" Sistas" are" American," but Some of Us Resist: Realizing African Feminism (s) as an Africological Research Methodology." Journal of Pan African Studies 2.2 (2008).</ref><ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "Ahoofe Kasa!: Skin Bleaching and the Function of Beauty Among Ghanaian Women." JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies 14 (2010).</ref><ref>Charles, Christopher AD, and Yaba Amgborale Blay. "Editorial: Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy." Journal of Pan African Studies 4.4 (2011).</ref><ref>Davies, Carole Elizabeth Boyce, ed. Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. Vol. 1. Abc-clio, 2008.</ref><ref>Norwood, Kimberly Jade, ed. Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America. Routledge, 2013.</ref><ref>Tomečková, Lucie. "Is Black Beautiful?: A Comparative Analysis of Modern Motivations for Skin Whitening." (2011).</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and social narratives to disrupt fundamental assumptions about cultures and identities. As a cultural worker and producer, she uses images to inform consciousness, incite dialogue, and inspire others into action and transformation. Blay received her B.A. in Psychology (Cum Laude) from Salisbury State University, M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New Orleans, and M.A. and Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. She is currently co-Director and Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Blay is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of BLACKprint Press.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

One of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics,{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=By whom |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[by whom?] }} Blay is the author of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race and artistic director of the (1)ne Drop project. In (1)ne Drop, she explores the interconnected nuances of skin color politics and racial identity, and challenges perceptions of blackness as both an identity and lived reality. In 2012, she served as a consulting producer for CNN Black in America – “Who is Black in America?” – a television documentary inspired by the scope of her (1)ne Drop project. In addition to her production work for CNN, Blay is producing a transmedia film project focused on the global practice of skin bleaching (with director Terence Nance.

While her broader research interests are related to African cultural aesthetics, aesthetic practices, and global Black popular culture, Blay’s specific research interests lie within global black identities and the politics of embodiment, with particular attention given to hair and skin color politics. Her 2007 dissertation, "Yellow Fever: Skin Bleaching and the Politics of Skin Color in Ghana,"<ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "Skin bleaching and global white supremacy: By way of introduction." Journal of Pan African Studies 4.4 (2011).</ref> relies upon African-centered and African feminist methodologies to investigate the social practice of skin bleaching in Ghana. Her ethnographic case study of skin color and identity in New Orleans entitled “Pretty Color and Good Hair” is featured as a chapter in the anthology Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


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Dr. Yaba Blay (born December 12, 1974) is a professor, producer, and publisher.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "All the'Africans' are Men, all the" Sistas" are" American," but Some of Us Resist: Realizing African Feminism (s) as an Africological Research Methodology." Journal of Pan African Studies 2.2 (2008).</ref><ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "Ahoofe Kasa!: Skin Bleaching and the Function of Beauty Among Ghanaian Women." JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies 14 (2010).</ref><ref>Charles, Christopher AD, and Yaba Amgborale Blay. "Editorial: Skin Bleaching and Global White Supremacy." Journal of Pan African Studies 4.4 (2011).</ref><ref>Davies, Carole Elizabeth Boyce, ed. Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture: Origins, Experiences, and Culture. Vol. 1. Abc-clio, 2008.</ref><ref>Norwood, Kimberly Jade, ed. Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America. Routledge, 2013.</ref><ref>Tomečková, Lucie. "Is Black Beautiful?: A Comparative Analysis of Modern Motivations for Skin Whitening." (2011).</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and social narratives to disrupt fundamental assumptions about cultures and identities. As a cultural worker and producer, she uses images to inform consciousness, incite dialogue, and inspire others into action and transformation. Blay received her B.A. in Psychology (Cum Laude) from Salisbury State University, M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New Orleans, and M.A. and Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies. She is currently co-Director and Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} Blay is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of BLACKprint Press.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }}

One of today’s leading voices on colorism and global skin color politics,{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=By whom |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[by whom?] }} Blay is the author of (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race and artistic director of the (1)ne Drop project. In (1)ne Drop, she explores the interconnected nuances of skin color politics and racial identity, and challenges perceptions of blackness as both an identity and lived reality. In 2012, she served as a consulting producer for CNN Black in America – “Who is Black in America?” – a television documentary inspired by the scope of her (1)ne Drop project. In addition to her production work for CNN, Blay is producing a transmedia film project focused on the global practice of skin bleaching (with director Terence Nance.

While her broader research interests are related to African cultural aesthetics, aesthetic practices, and global Black popular culture, Blay’s specific research interests lie within global black identities and the politics of embodiment, with particular attention given to hair and skin color politics. Her 2007 dissertation, "Yellow Fever: Skin Bleaching and the Politics of Skin Color in Ghana,"<ref>Blay, Yaba Amgborale. "Skin bleaching and global white supremacy: By way of introduction." Journal of Pan African Studies 4.4 (2011).</ref> relies upon African-centered and African feminist methodologies to investigate the social practice of skin bleaching in Ghana. Her ethnographic case study of skin color and identity in New Orleans entitled “Pretty Color and Good Hair” is featured as a chapter in the anthology Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities.


Yaba Blay sections
Intro   BLACKprint Press    Research and selected writings   Bibliography  References  

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