Side Eye Champion of the Year

My buddy Nichelle of Anovelista sent me this photo and it cracked. me. UP!! Ha haaaaa! If that isn’t what we Trinis call a “cut eye,” I don’t know what is. The caption reads as follows: “US President George W. Bush (C) leans over to talk with a girl (R) after Bush participated in a […]

Please Vote For Me!

I’m happy and proud to announce that I’ve been nominated for a Fabbie Award! It’s the first ever fashion and lifestyle blogger-created and organized awards, I’ve been nominated in the beauty category. Apparently there’s going to be some kind of fancy awards ceremony in New York and everything. I am beyond honored, and very excited […]

An Improvement from Last Time

Hey — do you remember that Queen Latifah casting call last year? You know, the one where people stood in the snow waiting to be seen? The one that pissed a whole lot of beautiful black women off? I got lots of e mails from bellas swearing they’d never buy the Cover Girl’s Queen Collection. […]

Afrobella of the Month — Najwa Moses, Styleaholic and Icon-in-the-making

Najwa Moses is striking. Najwa Moses is bold. Najwa Moses lives her life full speed ahead. She’s working hard towards making herself a brand, and from the interview we had a week or so ago, I’m convinced she knows what she’s doing. She’s a podcaster, a videopodcaster, a writer, a fashionista, a marketing maven, a […]

Work It, Erykah!

You know, I don’t care if it’s a wig or not. I think Erykah looks fly, and she’s repping afrobella style to the fullest. I might not wear those Velma Dinkley glasses, but I’m glad somebody’s doing it. I love people who march to the beat of their own drummer, and that’ll be Ms. Badu […]

A Unique Casting Call

Cancer doesn’t care what color your skin is, but there is a perception that black people don’t need sunscreen as much as our Caucasian counterparts do. Not true at all. The melanin in our skin provides some protection from the sun’s UV rays, but smart bellas should use sunscreen every day to protect against melanoma. […]

I Need Some Resolutions

“Why December 31? If you want to make a change in your life, you shouldn’t wait for this one magical day to make it happen.” That’s my husband’s argument against New Year’s resolutions. And in recent years, I’ve agreed with him. I’d grown sick of making ridiculous promises to myself every year, and inevitably breaking […]