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

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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 […]

Inspiration for Natural Hair Brides

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If you look around online, you’ll find inspirational photos of natural haired brides on the best natural hair sites. Curly Nikki and Black Girl With Long Hair both offer regular photo features of natural bridal hairstyles, for ideal example. But every so often you’ll hear about a bride who isn’t down with natural hair at […]

How Do Offensive Ads Get Made In the First Place?

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There’s a cycle that happens in the advertising world. It goes a little something like this. Company goes to ad agency to create a new ad campaign intended to speak to the African American demographic. Ad agency comes up with something that runs the risk of offending the target audience. Ad gets released into the […]

So….You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?

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First off, what IS a Naturalpreneur? That would be someone who’s passionate about their natural hair, eco-friendly living, or natural product business. If you’re interested in learning how you can turn your passion for natural hair and beauty into a thriving business, listen in to the FREE “So You Want To Be a Naturalpreneur?” Telesummit. […]

Five Years of Afrobella

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Five years ago, this week started out like any other. I had a regular work day complete with the weekly Monday meeting. Trudged through Monday and Tuesday’s expected tasks. Met my deadline on Wednesday. Back in those days, we had a busy social circle and friends would just stop by the house as evening fell, […]