Natural Hair Events, Everywhere!!

Koils By Nature Natural Is Not a Fad event

I found this photo of a hair show from the 1920′s, featuring the products of Madam CJ Walker, and it struck me. Hair shows and events are a part of our collective history, dating back further than I had assumed. Hair shows have traditionally been about sharing and displaying pride in our unique beauty. And […]

Read My Lips at the Neosporin Lip Health Twitter Party!

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As the weather gets dryer, moisture becomes more and more of a factor — for your hair, your skin and yes, even your lips! In the interest of keeping your lips soft, smooth, and in perfect shape for wearing your most bangin’ lipstick or smooching your one and only love, I invite you to join […]

Afrobella Art — Nastassia Davis

Assimilate by Nastassia Davis

Bellas, I’d like to present a new monthly series. Afrobella Art will feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create them. First up, Nastassia Davis. Nastassia is a New Jersey based artist and photographer specializing in fine art portraiture and conceptual photography. Her fascinating self-portraits include this stunning image […]

Watch Mrs. O on Extreme Makeover – Home Edition This Sunday!

Michelle Obama Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Get your softest tissues and your most waterproof eye makeup ready for this Sunday evening, bellas. This weekend’s season premiere of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a very special tearjerker. I know, I know. I hear you. “Um, every episode of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a tearjerker. What makes this one so […]

RIP, Troy Davis.

RIP Troy Davis

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi. Hours before his execution, Troy Davis issued a letter to the public. Here it is, in entirety – letter and photo via News One. I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in […]

A Question for You

natural hair or relaxed hair

Bellas, I don’t know if there’s a day that goes by, that I don’t get a press release or info, or request for advertising or sponsorship, or even unsolicited product mailed to me…intended for readers with relaxed or straight hair. I get info about wigs and weaves and flat irons and products to make hair […]

Natural Hair, On Campus

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Full disclosure: I wasn’t in a sorority in college. At the time I was so brand new, so fresh off the boat from the islands, that I honestly didn’t get the concept. In my college experience, sororities seemed snobby and elitist and segregrated. I didn’t see why I would pay money or learn secret handshakes […]