Afrobella Art — Curating An Artful Eye

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In the interest of furthering the Afrobella Art series under a knowledgable and well curated eye, I’ve turned over the reins to a new monthly contributor. Bellas, meet Veronica Marshall. She is a self-described interior design junkie, obsessed with all-things home d├ęcor, antiquing, midcentury modern design, and collecting art by emerging artists. The owner of […]

I’ll Be In NYC During Fashion Week with Curls Unleashed!

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Bellas, I can hardly keep up with myself this month. Last weekend I was in Atlanta for the truly wonderful Fro Fashion Week event at the Hotel Melia downtown. And this weekend, I’ll be in New York during all the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week madness, for two awesome natural hair related events! And you know I’ll […]

Nyssa Green Beat My Face to the Gods

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From the moment I knew I was going to Atlanta to appear as the keynote speaker for Fro Fashion Week, I had three immediate concerns. 1 – OMG I have to give a speech? And not just be on a panel with other people? Everyone will be looking at me — yikes! 2 — What […]

What Makes You Pretty Powerful?

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Sometimes I really wish that the 32 year old me could go back and talk to 13 year old me, and let her know that everything was going to be alright. I wish I could tell her that the skills and resilience she gained in school would stand her in great stead down the road. […]

Cicely Tyson’s Red Carpet Beauty Secrets, From Her Amazing Makeup Artist, Damone Roberts!

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Let me tell you about when I met Damone Roberts. It was in 2009, I was still living in Miami and still had a regular day job, and I was attending a beauty event dedicated to women of color at Macy’s…I wanna say in Aventura Mall. In those days I was still at the paper, […]

Party With Me and Kim Coles in Atlanta!!

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Bellas, I’m packing a suitcase and writing a speech. Next stop, Atlanta and Fro Fashion Week! I can’t wait to see you stylish, beautiful, brilliant ladies! I’m speaking at around noon on Saturday — and thanks to all of you, my keynote speech is sold out! And that evening, I’ll have to find something super […]

Octavia Spencer – Red Carpet Beauty Secrets!

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Octavia Spencer has been making waves on the red carpet, but in my opinion – not for the right reasons. Nobody wants to talk about how beautiful she is, how luminous her skin is, or what she’s wearing. The media is obsessed with issues like weight, size, and how many pairs of Spanx she may […]