Afrobella on The Stream

The one thing I’ve been reluctant to do thus far has been television, and as I admitted recently, I realized I’ve been getting in my own way. I will admit, there’s something about the medium of TV that intimidates me. But tomorrow, I’m facing my fears and appearing on a live, Emmy Award nominated news program to discuss natural hair and black beauty.

Bellas and fellas, I hope you watch me on The Stream, a very cool program on Al Jazeera English. The program will be recorded live in Washington DC at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT) on Monday, July 16 and you can click here to watch live when it airs!

I’m excited and honored. The Stream was just nominated for an Emmy for New Approached to News and Documentary Programming. It’s a truly interactive, modern day, social media savvy show. You can follow them and tweet me questions, post on their Facebook wall, and there’s people in a Google + hangout who will be participating live. And you can click here to record a video question that might air during the show!

Here’s hoping I do well on one of my first big TV appearances — wish me luck. Hope you watch!

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Comments

  1. Patrick Jnr. says:

    Best of luck today little sister! I know you’ll be fly!

  2. Break legs!

  3. I’m sure you’ll be great :)

  4. That is awesome news! You’ve come a long way- truly an inspiration following your passion!

  5. Congrats! Now all you have to do is……The Book.

  6. Darlene says:

    Congratulations on taking this step! I am excited and happy for you.

  7. warrior11209 says:

    Congratulations – very, very excited for you .

  8. You were fabulous. You spoke very well and in fact were most definitely the highlight. You gave clear and concise answers and you looked great as well. Congratulations !

  9. Nice going! You are very articulate! The best segment I’ve seen on natural hair, thus far! Most of the others seem to always rush through. I’m glad the discussion went beyond is it a trend or fad to the significance in society, the idea of women pushing back to own their bodies, the input of ideas from other cultures–e.g. hispanic culture etc. And the comments from video and twitter from around the world were pretty interesting. Al-Jazeera is a great network!

  10. I saw you on al Jazeera first time ever – great blog, very interesting for women of ethnicities other than African also. Very interesting from an empowerment vs. “dictated” beauty ideals by a very small powerful elite. You were great on the show, and I am loving to see al Jazeera, a very dear tv channel to my heart, go a little more mainstream in US media culture. It was heavily stereotyped as almost a “Bin Laden” sympathizing channel in the beginning. Its English channel is so amazing – more critical of mainstream Western and US particularly portrayals of global politics than your regular white Western financed and controlled tv channels, definitely not terrorism sympathizing. Just very thoughtful and with a more critical edge than most other English speaking channels out there. Their quality I think is shown also in this topic it adressed. It brings a natural hair debate to audiences that may not be aware of it.

  11. You did a wonderful job! I’m inspired!

  12. Kishia Camese says:

    Watching now and I must say that you make me SO INCREDIBLY PROUD!!! I’ve only known of you through your blog but I’ve never seen you in television and you are so great! You provide a wealth of information, good insight, and speak for me. You go girl!!!!

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