Weekend Love

I’d love this to just be a relaxing weekend where I sleep in till the double digits, but I’ve got places to go and things to do. I’m super, super excited for tomorrow — yours truly will be attending O You!, an all-day event where Oprah magazines’ top experts will be hosting seminars on beauty, […]

Your Jena 6 Update

Yesterday, Mychael Bell was released from jail, after finally being allowed to post $45,000 bail. I see Bell’s release and upcoming trial in juvenile court as a positive sign — in my opinion the whole issue of the Jena 6 was not that these boys were in the right — a beating DID occur, and […]

Full Figured Fall

I think my most regular readers realize Wednesday is my roughest day, but let me just explain why I didn’t post anything yesterday with this: work deadline + root canal = suckiest Wednesday ever. Seriously, I was at the dentist until after 7:00 p.m. So not fun. I’ve been fighting this summer-never-dies fight for too […]

Ask Afrobella: Turn Around, Bright Eyes

Just because I don’t also share a specific beauty concern with you, doesn’t mean that I don’t have your back. You can write in any kind of Ask Afrobella question under the sun! Recently I got a good one. Hey Hey Bella, I’m a light skinded black woman with an ongoing beauty problem. I have […]

Afrobella of the Week — Ayo

My appetite for new music is as insatiable as my appetite for makeup and hair products. Which is to say, I’m always on the lookout for the next big thing. I especially love female singers with spunk and sass and indisputable talent. Personality counts for a lot, and I admire a musician with style. But […]

Jena 6 Worth a Click

Finally! The Jena 6 gets the kind of front page coverage it deserves. Essence featured voices from yesterday’s protest, the New York Times said the protest echoed the Civil Rights Era. (I got the photo at the top of the page from this NY Times update). There have been major stories in MTV News and […]

The Men (and women) in Black

As I write this (and you read this) — thousands of black men and women have descended upon Jena, Louisiana. CNN just reported that numbers could well be in the tens of thousands. CNN also reports that most of Jena’s residents have left. The town’s businesses have closed. But the crowd is enormous and the […]