Remembering Old Marcus Garvey

122 years ago, a great man was born. Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and orator of tremendous note. Garvey was a controversial leader who believed firmly in the power of unity in the black community. His quotes are so often used but — in my opinion — infrequently contemplated […]

Queen Ifrica Giveaway Winners

I got such great response to my Queen Ifrica interview both here on Afrobella, and on AOL Black Voices where I shared her tips for dreadlocks. (Yup, she says dreadlocks, not locs. Quite an interesting debate about the word). Whether or not folks agreed with what she had to say, Ifrica sparked fascinating discussion. It […]

Giveaway Updates

The pleasure of hosting giveaways is sharing the wealth, knowing you bellas out there who continually visit and show love are getting something special in the mail that makes you smile. I love hosting giveaways! But having said that, they can also be a total pain when things go wrong. Take for example the Sarenzo […]

Workout Review: Hoop It Up

If your workout has become stagnant and uninspiring, if you feel like a hamster stuck inside a wheel, if you are just plain bored with your regular routine — switch it up! You’re as limited as your mind allows. It’s up to you to find something you like to do. In continuing the 50 Million […]

Gel Eyeliner FTW

Whew! I needed days of recovery after the madness that was Lollapalooza. More to come on this soon — you can read my first review here! Over the weekend I dealt with the extremes of Chicago weather. Rain on Friday and blistering heat Saturday and Sunday. But through it all, my eyemakeup stayed in tact. […]

Solange Knowles – You Already Know

Well, well, well. It seems after all the back and forth and hubbub has died down, Solange is working the TWA like nobody’s business. Do I even need to add my opinion here? No, but I will. She looks gorgeous. Stunning. It reveals her features to exquisite effect. I love, love, love it. Will this […]

Lena Horne, Auntie In My Head

Sometimes, randomly I’ll wonder what she’s up to. Is she in good health? Is she still lucid? Is she surrounded by people who love her and care for her? I hope and pray she is. Lena Horne is a living legend who has retreated completely from the spotlight. She turned 92 on June 30, and […]