DIY At Home Body and Hair Beauty Recipes!

photo by Carol Cain for Blogalicious Conference

Just in case you want to have a little fun in the kitchen and missed out on my Kenmore cooking demonstration at the Blogalicious conference…here’s a video! Now everyone can see me make DIY beauty products in a faux kitchen! My first recipe was an at-home hot oil treatment, I mixed coconut oil, olive oil, […]

Fly Accessories that Support Female Entrepreneurs!


When I was a little girl, my parents became small business owners. I believe I was 8 or 9 when my parents opened their store. It was called Lounging, and instead of the typical mannequins posing in the store window, we had a chaise lounge. My dad was involved of course…but it was my mom’s […]

Afrobella + Stylemom = Oasis Pink = WIN


I’m brand new to the wonderful world of event planning. I’ve hosted events in the past, but never have I worked with someone to bring an event to life from scratch. Together with Nichelle of Stylemom – I was able to achieve an incredible first in my blogging career! On Thursday October 7 at the […]

Kohls, We Need To Talk


Every Halloween, something comes along to offend. College co-eds in blackface and politically incorrect costumes are par for the course. But this year the offense and annoyance comes from a totally unexpected source. Kohls. Yes, the benign and tame department store has stepped into some hot Halloween mess thanks to the poorly titled and concieved […]

Goapele’s Gorgeous Hair Braiding Video


Can I just say that I love that Essence Magazine – and ESPECIALLY – is showing natural hair SO much LOVE lately? Keep it up, Essence! I was tapped to write a piece on transitioning, natural hair and locs for their special Hot Hair Issue, which is currently on newsstands. I promise to share […]

Tomorrow Afrobella Radio Returns with Special Guest Marcia Hamilton!

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Bellas, I must be honest with you – balancing life with travel with blogging with Afrobella Radio has been challenging. The show went on hiatus for a while as I figured out a schedule that worked for me. And then the stars aligned and I am happy to announce – from here till December I’ve […]

Even MORE Reasons to LOVE Sesame Street!

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I am seriously looking forward to having kids – just so I can share the magic of the Muppets with them. I think Jim Henson was a genius. I grew up loving The Muppet Show and Sesame Street to the point of obsession, so seeing that the Children’s Television Workshop is still continuing the great, […]