Looking For a Satin Lined Knit Hat? Look No Further Than Shepiji on Etsy!

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Funny thing about Spring – you hear that the season’s begun and you go into expectation overdrive. “Soon there’ll be sunshine and flowers and happiness everywhere!” you think. And then you wake up in the morning to snowflakes outside your window and black ice on the sidewalk. Seriously. I almost busted my butt on the […]

Shoutout To My Glam Squad! What I Wore to the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

With Nicole Evans MUA and Felicia Leatherwood, AKA "The Hair Whisperer"

Getting me ready for the red carpet and my first official correspondent gig was a journey in itself. It was fun and glamorous every step of the way. For an opportunity like this, I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I put myself in the capable hands of my glam squad, from Chicago to […]

Inside my Target ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2014 Red Carpet Experience

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Last week, I went to Los Angeles to be the official red carpet correspondent for Target at the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon. I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it was, or how much I learned from the experience. You see, I’m a writer and I’m a very stereotypical Pisces. I […]

Defining Moments in Black Beauty History – The TV Edition

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In 2013 I got ambitious for Black History Month, and decided to kick off a month-long series on black beauty history. I titled it 28 Moments in Black Beauty History, intending there to be a new post every day. Things were going great at the beginning. I wrote informative, research-heavy posts about Josephine Baker and […]

Afrobella Art – Tanekeya Word. Artist, Afrofuturist, Feminist, Visionary.

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title: "Home Court Advantage"
medium: mixed media on watercolor paper
year: 2013

  In 2011 I tried to launch a regular series called Afrobella Art. The intent was to feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create and curate them. I started out OK but then ran into a wall of FAIL not too long after that because I was in […]

Red Carpet Ready! The PG Beauty Guide To GRAMMY Glamour

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  Red carpet photo via Shutterstock This post is sponsored by PG Beauty.   Its GRAMMY Awards weekend and the biggest stars in music are aligning in Hollywood. This weekend will be a who’s who of pop, rock, R&B, rap and soul musicians, gathering together to celebrate their most recent sonic achievements. The gentlemen will […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Afrobella Review

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This week, I was invited to a special, press only screening of one of the most highly anticipated movies of the holiday season. The Hunger Games was one of the most popular book series of the decade, and the first film of the trilogy was one of the biggest movies of 2011. I got sucked […]