The Ryder Cup. Golf, Glam and the American Express Experience

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Bellas, I am not a sports person. I’ve had to admit it to myself through the years. In fact when I was little, my tennis instructor straight up told my parents that “Patrice is more of an academic.” He was so right. I did tennis lessons and I actually did a few golf lessons when […]

Why Don’t You Wear Makeup?

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When I was a teen, I went through a virulent and outspoken anti-makeup phase. This lasted for all of two years and was reflective of my mental state at the time (I was also dealing with general teenage angst and unhappiness, and an eating disorder I’ve thankfully managed to leave behind). I kept myself busy […]

Prince Welcome 2 Chicago, Opening Night. Almost Purple Rain Perfection

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It’s 12:34 pm on Tuesday, September 25. I’m still basking in the afterglow of last night’s musical experience. Last night I saw Prince live in concert for the first time. Prince gave me everything on that stage! But still, I left the concert with mixed emotions. Let me tell you why. And let this be […]

The Best Transitioning Tips — Advice From Trichologist Dr. Kari Williams

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The proliferation of natural hair videos and blogs has been such a beautiful thing. We created a movement, and I LOVE it! However, there’s a particular side effect I’ve noticed that gives me pause. Now it seems like everyone’s an expert, and truly expert opinions aren’t as highly treasured as they should be. I’ve heard […]

Dinner Tonight? Chef Julius Gives Me His Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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  I haven’t blogged much about cooking or food in general lately – traveling too often got me off my regular cooking schedule and sometimes it’s a struggle getting back down to it. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to follow a clean eating regimen and reign in all of the high processed […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]

Absolutely Andy Allo — Afrobella Interviews Prince’s New Protégé

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She’s got a gorgeous face and a heavenly voice, and the kind of full, fluffy hair that inspires awe and admiration when you see her. And I can report from experience, when you meet her she is lovely, sweet, gracious and friendly. In a nutshell, Andy Allo is awesome. Who is Andy Allo? She’s a […]