Chrisette Michele’s Natural Hair Journey

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When I first heard the golden pipes of Chrisette Michele and featured her on Afrobella – she was in the middle of a natural hair transition. Since being signed to a record label and thrust into the spotlight, fans have seen Chrisette’s hair go from short and coily to long and sleek, depending on what […]

Afrobella of the Month: Rae Lewis Thornton

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As far as I know, Rae Lewis Thornton has never worn her hair in a natural style. I’m honestly not sure, we’ve never discussed it. But despite our difference in hairstyles, Rae was a no brainer when it came time for me to bring back Afrobella of the Month. Because it isn’t about how she […]

Rock the Red Recap

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Last Thursday night, I couldn’t stop smiling. Even now writing this post, I find the same grin back on my face. Y’all, the ladies of The Red Pump Project turned it OUT last Thursday at their Rock the Red fashion show! I had the hardest time choosing what to wear. I knew the ladies in […]

Your Thoughts: Erykah Badu’s Window Seat

Like everyone else on Twitter, I was geeked for Erykah Badu (AKA @fatbellybella) ‘s debut of her video for Window Seat as soon as she tweeted the link. Full disclosure: I am a fan. I sincerely appreciate that Erykah Badu has always been about more than just a hot song with a catchy hook. As […]

The Natural Hair Tax

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The painting you see here is called Extensions by Annie Lee. It’s available for sale here at BlackArtDepot.com. And you can learn more about this phenomenal artist at her website AnnieLeeArts.com. I’ve been on a mission to find the ideal hair salon here in Chicago — somewhere I can get my hair styled into kinky […]

Are You Rocking Red Pumps Today?

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Bellas, I can’t even really wear heels, but today on Afrobella I’m proud to represent and rock these fly Alexander McQueen red pumps online all day! Today is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. One year ago, Karyn and Luvvie founded The Red Pump Project — an enthusiastic non profit organization which has tirelessly […]

Bellas! My Second Vogue Black Post is Up

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And this time I wrote all about body scrubs for gorgeous skin. I gave a long overdue shout out to one of my besties in the beauty blogosphere, Julia of All About the Pretty. I’ll tell ya, I touched her arm when we were at Fashion Week in September…her skin is like silk and velvet […]