I discovered this article by Dr. Kwame Osei, a Ghanaian endocrinologist. He had a great deal to say about the pigment (melanin) of black skin, including what I listed in this infographic. I tried to track him down to ask more questions, but he’s no longer in the U.S. If anyone knows him, please ask him to contact me.
But if you’ve every wondered or doubted the value of your skin color, you might want to check out this article. Please stop believing what others tell you about this brown skin of yours; if you’re of African descent, the skin that you’re wrapped in can do wonders