Come See Me in DC!!

716702677

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

scan0004

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…

butterfly

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 […]

American Apparel Has Policies About Black Hair

GYI0058238842.jpg

Originally posted this morning on BV Hair Talk. The litany of complaints about American Apparel’s advertising and hiring policies are so long, we could write a book about them. The company is known for chic, trendy, affordable locally made clothes yes…but they’re also known for being sexist, judgmental, and discriminatory based on the aesthetic attractions […]

Yet Another School Hair Controversy

31yMqe31JJL._SS500_

Our hair is unique. Our hair is beautiful. Our hair requires the use of products that give it moisture and nourishment. And yes, some of those products have fragrances that are remarkable. But it seems to me that a certain teacher at Seattle’s Thurgood Marshall Elementary School is overreacting in a troubling way right now, […]

It’s Officially Sundress Month!

61179

The sky is blue, the sidewalk is sizzling, and the parks is full of live music, outdoor festivities and fun to be had. That’s right ladies, it’s summer! Time to bust out your beautiful bright sundresses! This June, sundress season has been given an official title by sportscaster and Twitter friend Bomani Jones. He explains […]

What’s Your Best Natural Hair Advice?

AA044214

Today on Twitter, there’s a concerted effort by the natural hair community to get the hashtag #naturalhair as a trending topic. The initative was started by amazing loctician Camille Reed AKA NoireBoss1, and My Hairitage, to increase awareness and appreciation for natural hair. I absolutely LOVE the idea! So I decided to ask my friends […]