Stylin’ Little Afrobellas

I already expressed my adoration of little Zahara Jolie-Pitt, so when I spotted this adorable photo over at DListed, I had to share. Yay, Zahara! What a little cutie. So expressive and bright, and she just lights up when she smiles. And lil mama is growing up fierce — check out her mom-and-me matching Valentino […]

Afrobella of the Week — Afeni Shakur

No parent should have to bury their child. But on September 13th, 1996, Afeni Shakur had to do just that. Her son Tupac Amaru was at the height of his career. That year he’d released All Eyez on Me, a Diamond status double album phenomenon that spawned easily a dozen influential hip hop classics. An […]

Notice Anything Different?

I’m proud to announce that I’m the newest member of the Glam Network! The decision came after a lot of deliberation, and patient-question-answering by the peeps at Glam. I didn’t want to sign a contract with just anyone, and it’s important to me that the advertising on this site goes with the Afrobella aesthetic and […]

A Business Proposition

This is almost totally off Afrobella topic, but I saw this video on CNN and it blew my mind. Excuse the clicking throughout the video, and excuse the cop’s salty NSFW language. Be forewarned — if you’ve ever had a nasty encounter with the po-po, this might make your blood pressure rise. For those […]

The Laziest Gal in Town

** Sorry I missed you yesterday, bellas! Wednesdays are always terrible, because of my deadline for the jobby job. But then finally after deadline, I had a dentist’s appointment. Remember my Superbowl tooth situation? I finally got my permanent crown yesterday. Woo hoo! I can chew gum again! OK, back to your daily dose. One […]

Afrobella of the Week — Alek Wek

I’m a sucker for a great biography. Give me any kind. I love the sex-drugs-rock-n-roll kind, (Anthony Kiedis’ Scar Tissue is enjoyable, I’m thumbing my way through Motley Crue’s The Dirt, and Lesley Arfin’s Dear Diary was one of the quickest, craziest, most addicting reads I’ve enjoyed in a while). My favorite kinds of biographies […]

We Remember

Where were you six years ago? What were you doing when time seemed to stand still? I remember it as clear as day, even though at the time, it felt like a horrible dream. Tuesday morning, September 11 2001 — I was sleeping over at my then boyfriend’s (now husband’s) place, a college party house […]