Oyin Supports Responsible Reform for Safer Cosmetics!

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Bellas – in my time here as a blogger, I haven’t featured many guest blogger posts. I blame that on my inner control freak. But every now and then we have to admit that we don’t know everything about everything – and the issues surrounding the new proposed bill called the “Safe Cosmetics Act of […]

Tyler Perry’s “Colored Girls” – Will You See It?

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So much has been written about Tyler Perry’s upcoming film adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, penned by Ntozake Shange and loved by so many. This photo of the cast has just emerged, to give fans something to anticipate. From left to right: Anika Noni Rose (as […]

Feedburner is Fixed!

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Bellas – for a while I got some messages from you about an issue on the site. The RSS feed wasn’t working for some random reason. Honestly, I know so much more about the creative side of blogging and so little about stuff like that…I had no idea how to fix it. Until tonight, when […]

The 100 Most Powerful Black Women on Twitter

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Allow me to get personal for a moment. Today has been an emotional rollercoaster. Between worrying about assignments I’m behind on, deadlines I’m drowning in, and finding an affordable, comfortable place to stay in New York for Fashion Week – it’s all been killing my joie de vivre. But this morning I woke up to […]

Happy Birthday, Afrobella!

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Well…belated birthday. The actual first post went up on August 14, 2006. It’s so strange and wonderful to read it again. I can still remember how I felt as I wrote it – like a flood of words was just flowing out of my fingertips. I had SO much to say! That post reads like […]

Seeking A Natural Hair Salon? There’s An App For That!

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I love technology! As recently as maybe 7 years ago, if you were looking for a natural hair salon in your neck of the woods, you’d have to resort to word of mouth or ye olde Yellow Pages, followed by a whole bunch of interrogative phone calls. Then came the advent of natural hair forums […]

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated!

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It’s An Honor To Be Nominated! Dear readers – you have been so good to me. Over the past four years, you’ve shown me so much love and support. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, and thank you for taking the time to vote for me when online award season is in the […]