My Name Is: Crystal Gem Noreiga

My whole name is Crystal Gem Noreiga. I never put in the ‘Gem’ because everyone’s like, ‘Oh, that’s so cute,’ so I just kind of leave it out. I’m from Trinidad and Tobago.

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Meet 19-Year-Old Melanin Goddess: Khoudia Diop

As a child, Senegalese model Khoudia Diop was constantly teased for her dark complexion. But today, Diop’s deep chocolate skin is helping the 19-year-old New Yorker make a name for herself. She was recently featured in The “Colored” Girl Project, a diversity-centered campaign that went viral last summer.

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