Straight Hair Or Fitness?

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Bellas, I’ve been thinking a lot about health and fitness, my particular issues, and what I need to do to take better care of myself. And I’ve also been thinking a lot about our community of black girls and women around the world. What are we teaching the generation to come? How are we uplifting […]

Jetsetter Travel Beauty Product Faves

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If you read this blog and follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know…I travel a fair amount. Most often to NYC. If I had to label myself, I’d say I’m a reluctant jetsetter. I really prefer to be at my home base here in beautiful Chicago, with my husband and Max the cat. But […]

Naturally Professional – Tonya Mosley, TV News Reporter

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When we first came up with the idea of the Naturally Professional series, the goal was to find a few natural haired women who were willing to share their experiences on Afrobella.com and CurlyNikki.com. The intent was to prove that despite what has been said – and unfortunately what is still sometimes believed – women […]

What Your Mother REALLY Wants For Mother’s Day

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Here’s an interesting fact about Mother’s Day — Anna Jarvis, the creator of Mother’s Day, HATED what it became. Her original vision (which she lobbied for a decade to achieve) was a heartfelt and religious tribute to mothers, held on a Sunday, merely meant to be celebrated with a carnation and a letter filled with […]

History. Made.

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We interrupt your usual beauty, hair, and culture news for something of much more significance. Last night, history was made. President Barack Obama announced that public enemy number one, terrorist and murderer Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan. Impromptu celebrations broke out around the country and are continuing today at venues like Ground […]

B-Girls, Be Smart, Be Beautiful

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Since moving to Chicago I’ve had the pleasure to encounter some truly remarkable people who have inspired me to do more and be better. Among those people are the Watkins sisters. The two of them are so passionate about being the change they want to see in the world. You can’t help but be inspired […]

All Royal Wedding’d Out

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I can’t wait till Saturday. Here’s why. By Saturday, there’ll be no need for the relentless hype over the Royal Wedding. It’ll be over, we’ll have the photos answering all of our questions, we can ooh and aah over the dress and all the resplendent details, and collectively move on. Because right now, Patrice has […]