Five Ways to Celebrate the Life of Michael Jackson

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Do you remember where you were, when you heard the news? I was at a liquor store with my husband, when I checked Twitter and saw the news unfold on my timeline. I couldn’t keep it to myself, and told the cashier. I still remember the disbelief on his face as he shouted to the […]

Health, Body and Fitness. My Issues. My Journey.

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I got called out right on this here blog sometime around January. Someone came on and commented – hey Bella! Didn’t you used to be part of the 50 Million Pound Challenge? Whatever happened to that? Good question! And one I didn’t really want to answer. Because I’d fallen off the wagon to the extreme. […]

Overnight Amtrak — Never Again!

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I wanted to fall in love with Amtrak and train travel. When my amiga Luvvie and I booked train tickets from Chicago to Washington DC, I had these pastoral visions in my head of whizzing through the rolling, scenic countryside during the day, venturing up to an elegantly outfitted dining car by night, and spending […]

Woman Is Boss!

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This post is long overdue! I have Kamla to thank for this one. On May 24th there was a snap election, and in a history making vote – Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the first female Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office. Over time I’ve become jaded about politics […]

Come See Me in DC!!

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I’m SO excited for this weekend! This evening I leave for Washington DC – I’m taking Amtrak from Chicago to DC with my amiga Luvvie, so if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, now’s a great time! We will be documenting the fun of a road trip and photographing the scenic beauty of the […]

Queen Latifah on Social Media

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Queen Latifah has always been a woman of tremendous wisdom. Her lyrical content has always revealed the mind of a critical thinker, one who isn’t afraid to challenge societal norms and question the status quo. As a self admitted addict of social media, I found her latest interview with Upscale Magazine to be both interesting […]

Afrobella Relaunch in 5…4…3…2…

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Bear with me for the next 24 hours or so, bellas and fellas. Behind the scenes for the past few months, I’ve been collaborating on a special site relaunch with my friend brilliant award winning Chicago blogger, celebrated charity co-founder, shoe fanatic and generally awesome person Lovette Ajayi. Oh yeah, in addition to doing all […]