Rock the Red Recap


Last Thursday night, I couldn’t stop smiling. Even now writing this post, I find the same grin back on my face. Y’all, the ladies of The Red Pump Project turned it OUT last Thursday at their Rock the Red fashion show! I had the hardest time choosing what to wear. I knew the ladies in […]

Your Thoughts: Erykah Badu’s Window Seat

Like everyone else on Twitter, I was geeked for Erykah Badu (AKA @fatbellybella) ‘s debut of her video for Window Seat as soon as she tweeted the link. Full disclosure: I am a fan. I sincerely appreciate that Erykah Badu has always been about more than just a hot song with a catchy hook. As […]

Amina is Pretty Powerful!


Bellas, meet Amina. She’s a regular Afrobella reader, and one of the top contestants in Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful contest. And she needs our help! Amina says: “The top 5 finalists will make it to the last round. Then Bobbi Brown herself will pick 3 winners who will go to New York City, have brunch […]

The Natural Hair Tax

Annie Lee painting

The painting you see here is called Extensions by Annie Lee. It’s available for sale here at And you can learn more about this phenomenal artist at her website I’ve been on a mission to find the ideal hair salon here in Chicago — somewhere I can get my hair styled into kinky […]

Rock the Red Winners!

This may be the quickest giveaway I’ve ever hosted! This fabulous fashion show will take place this evening — Thursday 25 — and it begins with cocktails at 6 pm! And the ticket winners are: Donyale H and Chinye congrats, bellas! I’m e mailing you right this minute, so you can meet me at the […]

Natural Hair Meetup Awesomeness!


I heart Chicago. The universe keeps giving me these wonderful signs that yes, this was the right move. And this Saturday, I got to experience one of those signs and that feeling of affirmation yet again. I went to a natural hair meetup hosted by Leila of Black Girl with Long Hair, and it. was. […]

Join Me at Rock the Red!

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I’ve got my red footwear ready, an idea for my hair, jewelry and accessories…but what to wear? Bellas, I’m gonna be shopping in my closet and figuring out a special outfit for Rock the Red — the fashion show fundraiser/first anniversary fiesta for The Red Pump Project on Thursday night. This Thursday night starting at […]