My Latest Jam

When I shared my love for Amy Winehouse (who I discovered over at one of my favorite web haunts, The Smoking Section),some of my readers asked me for more of my favorite music. Let me warn you bellas, my taste in music is quirky, wide-ranging, and probably not what some of you might expect. Still, […]

A Quick Announcement on Behalf of the Queen

Latifah, that is! Y’all already know how much I love Queen Latifah. She’s transformed from duckling in a dashiki to elegant red carpet diva swan. She makes a perfect and lovely Cover Girl. But now, Queen Latifah and Cover Girl are looking for someone to ascend to the throne, and they’re seeking a regular woman […]

Natural Hair In The News

You know a phenomenon is near its peak when you find it being covered by mainstream media. Unlike Fung Shui, snowmen teeshirts, and “the hyphy movement,” or any other national phenomenon written about in the New York Times and Newsweek, I don’t think naturally curly hair is a craze that might sweep the nation and […]

Measha Brueggergosman, Rare Opera Diva and Afrobella of the Week

I’ve made allusions to my job here, but today I will tell you all what I do. I’m the calendar editor of the Miami New Times, and my job is to write and put together the section that includes all of the hottest events in the city for that week. I love having my fingers […]

Fun With Eyeliners

It’s been getting kind of heavy around here – which I like, but I gotta switch it up on y’all today. I have a backlog of products to review, so get ready for a lot of that in the coming week. The good people over at and sent me some cool new eyeliner […]

One Simple Question

Oh my. Have we caught Senator Barack Obama and his beautiful wife Michelle in a tender moment? Or is he telling her what he’s just announced to the world on his website — that he’s forming a Presidential Exploratory Committee and that he intends to run for president in 2008? None of the above, I […]


I didn’t watch all of the Golden Globes (24 was on, y’all), but I was lucky enough to catch Jennifer Hudson win her award. And I cried for her like I knew I would. I am so proud of her – she looked beautiful, her makeup was bangin’, and she was poised and funny but […]