Contest News and Ch-ch-ch-changes

Hey bellas, just a quick announcement before my post o’ the day. I closed comments on the Get Right for the Summer Guide — at 94 comments, I definitely have enough to choose from here! Over the week I will read all of them, and send the best three over to Elasta QP for answering! […]

Afrobellas of the Week: Sweet Honey In The Rock, A capella Afrobellas

Oh, how I love Black Music Month. You’re more likely to stumble across a song or vintage music you’ve never seen on television. Also, there’s no end of amazing documentaries to be seen, sometimes on channels you might not expect. Case in point, Soul Deep, a six-part BBC series that I managed to catch on […]

Not Cute, Not Funny, Not Cool

I first saw the Sparkling Wiggles video over at Racialicious, and I’ve been thinking about it all week. In case you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a big hit on, and features an adorable, little blonde white girl being spoon fed lines by her parents. They tell to say these things: “No sparkling wiggles […]

Get Right For the Summer!

Summertime, and and your hair roots are sweaty; Scalp feels itchy, and your split ends are dry. Your curls are knotted and your pockets are empty; But hush, little bellas – don’t you cry A little badly misappropriated music to kick off a new weekly feature, miladies! I’ve lived all my life in climates that […]

When It Rains, It Pours

I’m super busy today, so this will just be a teeny post to follow up on that last Worth a Click I posted. Another former Afrobella of the Week has dropped a new track! And it’s FIRE! Forgive me if I’m late to share this, but my girl Jilly from Philly just released Hate On […]

Baldhead, Rasta, Bold And Beautiful

After my post on Zahra Redwood, Miss Jamaica Universe 2007, I got a comment that really gave me pause. It says: “Miss Jamaica’s dreadlocks might make some people feel good but they will eliminate any chance of her winning. Entering a dreadlocked contestant represents typical Jamaican arrogance. That stuff is just too way out there.” […]

Afrobella of the Week: Marcia Griffiths, Queen of Reggae

Hey! I missed you guys so much! My family is officially back home, and now I can return to all things afrobella. And what better way to kick things off than with a brand new Afrobella of the Week? They call her the Queen, the Empress, the First Lady of reggae music. Her career spans […]