With the days getting a little bit warmer and the sun shining a little bit brighter, I decided to go shopping for sun block. Holding my sun block while waiting on line, I was asked by an older black woman in front of me, “Why are you buying sun block?” I answered, “Because I don’t want skin cancer…” I was given a disapproving look and was told, “Black don’t crack honey!” Hearing that made me think back to all the times I have heard that saying. I realized that many of us aren’t aware that we are susceptible to sun damage, which leads to skin cancer. Yes, our skin is beautiful and yes, our skin ages beautifully… but wake up call….we are still susceptible to sun damage! Reports show that Melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is yes, common in white people, but its riskier to black people because it’s more likely to go undetected. Its goes undetected because of the misinformed but accepted, common knowledge in our culture that we aren’t affected by the sun. Varying types of melanoma affect different ethnicities; the main problem is that we don’t take preventative measures. I suggest using sun block with at least SPF 30. Many moisturizers already have sun block protection, which makes life a whole lot easier.