Is Model Nyakim Gatwech too Black?
Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech was asked by an Uber driver if she would “bleach her skin” for $10 thousand dollars. This type of ignorance is typical for the newly dubbed “Queen of Dark’.” Gatwech has endured pervasive racism since landing in Minnesota to escape her country’s civil war at the age of 14. Harry Connick, Jr. will sit down with the international sensation to talk about her journey to America, her message of self-love, and her stunningly beautiful dark skin. (Instagram photos below).
Nyakim Gatwech is on “Harry,” Tuesday September 19th, syndicated, check your local listing for show time.
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Here is the rest of TVBlack List for this week:
Monday September 18th
Nene Leakes on “Steve”
Wanda Sykes on “The Talk”
Gucci Mane on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Comedy Central
Shonda Rhimes on “Live with Kelly & Ryan”
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila on “Steve”
Sonequa Martin-Green on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Monday Night
Lonzo Ball on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
Tuesday September 19th
Damon Wayans on “The Talk,” CBS
Nyakim Gatwech on “Harry”
Wednesday September 20th
21 Savage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC
Russell Westbrook on “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Terrance Howard on “The View,” ABC
Miguel on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” CBS
Thursday September 21st
Halle Berry on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC
Karrueche Tran on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Friday September 22nd
Xscape on “The Wendy Williams Show”
Sonequa Martin-Green on The Talk” CBS
Neil deGrasse Tyson on “Harry”
Tiffany Aliche on “Harry”
MELANIN MONDAY Many people think that my job is the easiest thing in the world and that what is should be. The reality though, is that the modeling industry struggles when it come to equally representing everyone. There are millions and millions of girls that are my skin tone and they don’t get to see themselves on mainstream media and it’s not fair because our skin complexion is just as beautiful as anyone else’s. Many in this world have tried to convincing me otherwise and for a short second I believed them, then I realized that I wasn’t being honest with myself. Modeling is all about confidence and that has to come from within. Being okay with every little thing that make you, you. My hope for everyone who sees my image is to recognize that YES I love myself as I am and YES I have not always been as confident and proud of my skin tone as it may appear. Loving yourself takes time and it’s absolutely worth it. #motivationmonday💪 📸 @iamtberry 👗 @dashikipride 💄 @sumaya_keynan Model: @queenkim_nyakim #slefloveisthebestlove #myblackisbeautiful💋 #melaningoddess😍❤️ #melaninpoppin🍫❤️✨ #southsudanesebeauty🇸🇸🇸🇸😍😍🙌🏿🙌🏿 #queenofdark🍫🖤👸🏿 #chocolate🍫 #confidentwomen #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic💫✨ #blackexcellence
“Self-esteem means knowing you are the dream.” – Oprah Winfrey To my beautiful queens around the world know you are the dream you are a big deal!! #MELANINMONDAY🍫🍫 Project: ||.Akebu-Lan.|| Translation: ||.“Mother’s of Mankind”.|| : : Creative Director.|| @isaacwest || Photographer.|| @piokky || Models.|| @queenkim_nyakim || Stylist.|| @shatu10 || Assistant Stylist.|| @bijouxduchess || #slefloveisthebestlove❤️ #myblackisbeautiful💋 #melaningoddess😍❤️ #melaninpoppin🍫❤️✨ #queenofdark👸🏿🍫 #southsudanesebeauty🇸🇸🇸🇸😍😍🙌🏿🙌🏿 #nubianqueens👸🏿 #nuergirlbeauty💁🏿💁🏿