Yeh, because it's interesting. Why does it matter if creationism or evolution is right? It doesn't. Neither is going to change my life, or any of our lives in the here and now is it? There are still thousands of posts dedicated to it. If you don't find the question interesting, look for another topic.
I personally find ancient history facinating, and love to pad out the history (and the myths) with as much characterisation of the individuals concerned as possible. When I imagine Mark Anthony and Cleopatra getting jiggy, I want to know that what I imagine is accurate and not Hollywood (or Ebony). I remember reading Plutarch's Lives and loving the stories of little events, little quotidian and painfully human events, that happened in the lives of these historical giants.
There was one that was particularly nice about a fishing trip on the Nile that MA and Cleo went on. He was trying to woo her and showed off by getting a servant to jump into the water from the opposite bank, dive down, and hook ready caught fish onto his line. He did this four or five times, acting the big white hunter and all that. Cleo twigged it and got one of her servants to dive down and attach a gutted and descaled fish to the end of his line. Boy was he red faced when that came up. But I like little stories like that. It makes them seem so human, and, in this case, so modern (and Italian!) in their ways. It adds colour to black and white history pages.
And that's what this question's about, a popular myth I'd like to debunk. But I like debate too. Please feel welcome to defend the notion she was black. Convince me and I'll accept, just as I have on other "controversial" posts I started. I'm here to learn, and, if I may be allowed to be a little presumptive, teach if I can. This post is not about bear-baiting. It's a genuine question. And I am entitled to my opinion on the matter, an opinion I don't feel makes me comparable to a nine year old. Such comparisons are, in fact, immature themselves. Either contribute to the question at hand, or get your heads out of your arses and **** off.