Natural Attitudes — Taking the Plunge

How old am I in this photo? It looks like it was taken at our old house in Belmont, so I couldn’t have been older than four. And already my little face is drawn and my eyes are troubled at having to wear rollers and get my hair done. Our hair issues start so early. […]

My Kinda Town

Normally, right now you’d be reading Afrobella of the Week. This week is a bit different. I don’t have an Afrobella of the Week, because I just got back from Chicago last night. No, my arms aren’t tired. But my feet are KILLING me! Some of you might remember my shoe post, in which I […]

It’s the Afrobella Logo Contest!

Cast your eyes to the top of the screen, and you’ll see my current banner. It holds a very special place in my heart, and it was designed by my friend E-Fresh when we came up with the idea of my creating a website. On August 14, Afrobella will be a year old. I swore […]

L-Boogied Out

By now you’ve all probably heard about Lauryn Hill’s poorly reviewed concert in Oakland this past weekend. One of my best friends in the world, Lauren, drove from Modesto to Oakland for the show and called me on Sunday to break it down. And it was a long and depressing conversation, y’all. Let me begin […]

Yay, Saaphyri!

Guilty pleasure alert — I totally watched Charm School. I’m not even ashamed. I’ll say it loud — I’m an intelligent, progressive, professional black female who watched and enjoyed Charm School. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know it’s another dumb reality show, but I did enjoy it. And I know that I’m not alone. Only God […]

Afrobella of the Week: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock n’ roll pioneer

There’s something so undeniably bad-ass about a woman wielding a guitar. There have been many, many cool Caucasian bellas who have made their mark behind the axe. To wit — click here for Outside Left’s Top 12 Hottest Female Guitarists Ever, which includes the one and only Joan Jett, Poison Ivy from The Cramps, and […]