The Muppets Merchandise Makeup Machine

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I’ve been a major fan of Jim Henson and the Muppets my whole life. Before I even could speak words. I was raised on a steady diet of Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Electric Company, 321 Contact and the original vintage episodes of The Muppet Show — gloriously broadcasted on TTT every afternoon around 4, […]

Black Women, Hair, and Exercise. Tips From the Pros

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Here’s one natural hair story I’m sick of — the “black women don’t exercise because of their hair” story. It’s been written too many times and guess what? It isn’t necessarily true. Yes, sure — there are women of color who don’t want to get their hair all sweaty, especially after getting their hair freshly […]

Citizenship Day = My Golden Moment

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Even though I’ve been told that I sound pretty much “like a Yankee” by members of my own family ( ) I am now and always will be a proud Trinidadian in my heart. (cue Benjai’s Trini). I love my country and I’m proud of my heritage! But I’ve been living in America since 1998. […]

How Does Naomi Campbell Do It?

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…and by “it,” I mean look so agelessly gorgeous! This year she celebrated her 41st birthday and got possibly the most jaw droppingly incredible birthday present of all time — a house in the shape of the Eye of Horus. AMAZING. I’ve been an admirer of Naomi Campbell even before I was aware of who […]

Manicure Trend Du Jour — Chicago Blues

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If Chicago were a color, apparently it would be blue (although judging from the sky today, gray might be more apropos). Within recent months not one, but two different popular establishments here have created very different shades of nail polish to pay homage to the Windy City. And both nailpolishes are blue. And as fashionable […]

Apparently I Look Like X-Factor’s Rachel Crow

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I really don’t watch as much TV as I used to, and consequently I tend to be ever so slightly out of the pop culture loop. Especially when it comes to reality television. I have no idea what’s happening. But lately, every time X-Factor comes on TV, my timeline fills up with tweets. “Look at […]

Sign Up for the Afrobella Newsletter!

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It’s taken me a while to jump into the newsletter game. Here’s why. I get so many of them in my inbox — some I’ve signed up for, some I certainly didn’t. In deciding to create an Afrobella Newsletter, I decided a few things. – I won’t be simply rehashing or just linking to articles […]