How Do Offensive Ads Get Made In the First Place?

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There’s a cycle that happens in the advertising world. It goes a little something like this. Company goes to ad agency to create a new ad campaign intended to speak to the African American demographic. Ad agency comes up with something that runs the risk of offending the target audience. Ad gets released into the […]

Missoni For Target. I Want!

Missoni for Target

I gotta hand it to Target, they know what creates buzz in the fashion world and they know how to keep their cash registers ringing. Unfortunately, they still don’t show plus sizes any love — the latest designer collaboration, Missoni for Target, is epic and amazing and just might change the designer collaboration game in […]

Carol’s Daughter Giveaway Winners AND the DJ Diva Afrobella Mary J. Blige Mixtape!

Carols Daughter Lisa Price Mary J. Blige

I hope you caught a little of Mary J. Blige on HSN this weekend! The set was stunning, Mary was gorgeous, and it seems that everyone had an absolutely amazing time from what I’m seeing on the Carol’s Daughter FB page! And I LOVED the responses from you all on the Carol’s Daughter and Mary […]

The Tree Hut Giveaway Winners Are….

The beautiful thing about a giveaway like the Tree Hut body wash and body scrub giveaway is, not only do 5 bellas get to enjoy this awesomeness for free.99, but now all of you who read the post and entered know that Tree Hut is worth your money! I don’t do giveaways for products I […]

And the winner of the Karim Rashid Asus eee PC is….

I know I say this everytime I close a giveaway…but y’all make it hard. For real. Just about every entry I read in the Karim Rashid ASUS eee PC giveaway had me all up in my feelings. I wish I had laptops and netbooks to give to ALL of you. Thank you all for entering […]

So….You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?


First off, what IS a Naturalpreneur? That would be someone who’s passionate about their natural hair, eco-friendly living, or natural product business. If you’re interested in learning how you can turn your passion for natural hair and beauty into a thriving business, listen in to the FREE “So You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?” Telesummit. […]

My Thoughts on Hair Touching

hair touching, natural hair, don't touch

Maybe you read Los Angelista’s first post from 2009, titled No You Can’t Touch My Hair. Maybe you read the CNN article which highlighted the issue, bringing much thunderous outrage to Los Angelista, What Tami Said, and Womanist Musings. I loved the original posts on Los Angelista, What Tami Said, and Womanist Musings – but […]