India's Ad Council Cracks Down on Skin Lightening Creams

Brands around the world make loads of money from their skin lightening products, but that's going to be more difficult in at least one country going forward: The Advertising Standards Council of India has banned commercials and ads that make people who have darker skin seem "unsuccessful in any aspect of life… » 8/22/14 1:40pm 8/22/14 1:40pm

P&G Backs "Black is Beautiful" Doc, Sells Skin-Lightening Cream

A new film about the prejudice of colorism has backing from an unusual source: the cosmetics and personal-care products giant Procter & Gamble. Why is that unusual? Because Procter & Gamble, when it's not backing films that aim to inspire audiences with the message that black skin is beautiful, sells skin-lightening… » 4/19/13 6:35pm 4/19/13 6:35pm