Before I Go AWOL

Apologies for the no postage earlier today, bellas. I had to go pick my parents, brother, sister in law, and little afrobella up from the airport around noon, and I spent the afternoon and evening driving around the city of Doral. It’s 1 in the morning and I literally just got home for the day. […]

Worth a Click

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m hopelessly addicted to celebrity gossip. I’ve managed to wean myself off a bit, but I definitely have my favorite sites and celebrities. My favorite celebrity couple right now is definitely Brangelina, and that has very little to do with Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. For me, it’s all about Zahara. […]

Caribbean Queens

Beauty pageants are a big deal in the Caribbean. Or at least they were when I was growing up in Trinidad. When it came time for the annual Miss Universe pageant, the family all gathered round to root for the hometown heroine together. Trinidad and Tobago has a long and proud history of beauty pageant […]

For The Little Afrobella In Your Life

Say it with me: awwwwwwww… The littlest afrobella in my family is growing up so fast! I’m so excited, I get to see her this week! My whole entire family is coming to Miami to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary with us. I’m psyched to see everyone, and super duper psyched to see little Dominique. […]

Afrobella of the Week: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes; Supernova

I miss the kind of multicolored feminism that was so popular in hip hop music in the early Nineties. It was definitely embodied by many of the participants in Freedom, that all-star soundtrack song I featured last week. So many of those musicians came to blossom in an era when female pop stars could make […]

I Love an Old School All-Star Jam

Were all-star jams a phenomenon that peaked in the Eighties? Of course, there was We Are The World and Do They Know It’s Christmas, but the songs were never catchy to me. I just grew up loving the all-star jams on Video Soul, like Self Destruction (LOL at Kool Moe Dee’s stunna shades) and We’re […]

Ask Afrobella: Skin S.O.S!

Heyo! I’m feeling a bit better today. Better enough to answer this recent Ask Afrobella question that I identified with so, so much. Hey Bella! First of all, I want to say GREAT JOB on your blog! I am a new reader, and I enjoy reading about your product reviews and other issues. I am […]