What Maya Angelou Taught Me About Beauty With Just One Poem

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On May 28th I got up early, made tea and toast, puttered around my apartment unloading the dishwasher and throwing clothes in the washing machine. Regular, routine life stuff. I’d planned to blog about an amazing new chicken recipe I discovered before heading to a dentist’s appointment. It was going to be the most mundane […]

Come With Me, To Yosemite! My Amazing Lumia Explorers Experience

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When I think of exciting travel destinations that I want to visit, I tend to think of the world’s major cities. Places like London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome. I think of tropical destinations, like Jamaica and Hawaii, or far-flung places like Australia and Bali. I don’t immediately think of the places that are in our […]

Hey Gorgeous! Makeup I Know You’ll LOVE For Summer 2014!

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The weather’s starting to heat up around these parts and I am SO ready for it! Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner – it’s time for backyard BBQ’s and picnics in the park and bike rides along the lakefront here in Chicago! Forget Christmas – THIS is the most wonderful time of […]

The Way It Made Me Feel – My Reaction to Michael Jackson’s Hologram At The Billboard Awards

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I didn’t watch all of the Billboard Music Awards, I was just waiting for the Michael Jackson performance. For a while now they’ve been promoting the Michael Jackson performance as something new, unprecedented, one of a kind and spectacular, so how could I not watch? My formative years were studded with similar moments, gathering around […]

What I Learned About Fitness From The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper at SELF Magazine’s Workout In the Park

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I’ve been aware of the annual SELF Magazine Workout in the Park event for quite some time now – it’s  been going on for 21 years and I’ve written about it several times, from my Miami newspaper days until now. In all that time that I’ve been aware of this annual, multi-city event, I’ve never […]

Afrobella is Celebrating Macy’s American Icons!

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Macy’s is one of my favorite department stores and ever since I moved to America, I’ve been shopping there. Macy’s to me truly IS the quintessential American department store shopping experience – fun, clean, bright, on trend, glamorous and abundantly inspiring. When I lived in Miami, my Macy’s was in Dadeland Mall. Now that I […]

Check Out My NEW Column on ESSENCE.com!

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Bellas, you may have noticed a bit less writing here on Afrobella.com. That’s because I’ve accepted an exciting new opportunity and I’ve had to fall back in order to catch up, if that makes any kind of sense. Right now you can read my work on Glam.com, where I’m a contributing editor and I write […]