History in the Making

Are you watching tonight? There’s no way I couldn’t! Tonight, before an enthusiastic audience estimated at 80,000 in Denver’s football stadium and millions around the world, Barack Obama will make a truly historic speech. The first African American to be a major party’s nominee for President will deliver his acceptance speech. This historic occasion is […]

Ethnically Ambiguous?

I am sad to say that I won’t be at New York Fashion Week this year… I’ve never been before so I had daydreams of attending and covering the fabulosity for Afrobella. But the very next week I’ve got somewhere more magical and important to be — I’ll be going to my sister-in-law’s Seventies karaoke […]

Throwback Thursday — One in a Million

Seven years ago, on August 25, 2001 — the music world lost one of its brightest up and coming stars. Aaliyah’s death affected me profoundly then, and still her shadow looms so large over the music scene now. Who can blame lesser emulators for trying to jack her swagger? I just spent the evening browsing […]