The Best of 2006

Greetings from sunny Trinidad and Tobago! The temperature here is 30 degrees Celsius. I guess that’s in the 80′s, in Fahrenheit speak. Our vacation is flitting by in a blur of family, friends, cocktails, and fabulous food. I’m collecting quite a bit of material to write about when I return, but I have hardly had […]

FUBU Beauty

A few weeks ago, I was honored to be noted and quoted by none other than Kristen from Beauty Addict. After my rave reviews about Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner,she yearned to try it. Apparently, the last time she wrote about Carol’s Daughter, some i’gnant reader decided to tell her that Carol’s Daughter products […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Even though 98% of my holiday shopping is done and I leave for home in two days, I wasn’t feeling particularly Christmassy. Until today. My iAudio (a gift my husband got me last year. I highly recommend it for any of you who are looking for a digital audio device) was on shuffle, and it […]

Presents for All-Natural Bellas

Don’t get it twisted, ladies – we already went through the Definition of Natural before. When I refer to a “truly natural bella,” I’m talking about a woman who has taken natural beauty to the nth degree. Afrobellas and rastabellas who proudly sport their own locks, bellas of all colors who are card-carrying PETA members […]

Gifts for Escapist Bellas

The second installment of the Afrobella Holiday Shopping Guide is all about bellas who daydream. The kind who seem to float by on a cloud, and doodle in the margins during boring board meetings. When you’re so bogged down by day-to-day stress that you can’t see straight, sometimes it’s the only way to survive the […]

Afrobella of the Week: Erykah Badu

Let me take y’all back a few years, back to 1997. Remember the first time you saw Erykah Badu’s video for “On and On“? I do. She strutted on the screen in that green headwrap and commanded us to listen. Erykah was – is- such a breath of fresh air in the game. She seemed […]

That’s What I’m Talkin’ About!

There are a few magazines that I would just love to freelance for, and Essence is definitely one of them. I caught sight of the latest cover over at Concrete Loop, and it made me so happy and proud of my fellow bellas. I like when any magazine celebrates female beauty at all stages of […]