RIP, Etta James

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Last week, Etta James was heavy on my mind. I was visiting my homeland of Trinidad, soaking up the sun and sand and having a blast with my family and old friends. Even in the midst of that, there was Etta. “Hey, have you heard this Flo Rida song?” my brother asked. Good Feeling is […]

And The 2012 Oscar Nominees Are…

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How soon are the Academy Awards? In about a month! On February 26th, yours truly will be on the red carpet in Los Angeles! (!!!!!!) I promise to share the final details on what I’ll be wearing as soon as it’s all figured out. Yesterday morning bright and early, the President of the Academy and […]

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For Everything.

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Today, the USA celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the day after what would have been his birthday. Dr. King was assassinated 44 years ago, and in the sands of time it is easy to forget that Dr. King was a real person. A man with a beautiful wife and family. A […]

Sam Fine’s Red Carpet Beauty Tips

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In just about six weeks, the Academy Awards will be taking place in Los Angeles. And I’m not going to be watching it on TV this time. I’m gonna BE there, and instead of just critiquing the looks of the stars, I need to be thinking about my own look for a change! And yes, […]

What I Love About Lianne La Havas

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It takes me a minute to discover new music. I don’t mean to be a late adopter, it just takes me a while to find new artists I’m intrigued enough to attach myself to. Whenever I hear new music I LOVE, I’m gonna make an effort to share it with you! And right now my […]

Afrobella(s) of the Month — Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks, founders of Black Girls RUN!

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In 2012, Afrobella of the Month is BACK! Some months may be written by me, other months may be written by an expert or a contributor! This month’s AOTM is written by Renisha James, fitness expert and personal trainer. Learn more about her philosophies on fitness at RenewedFitness.com, and follow her on Facebook or on […]

Hot Holiday Hair Tips from Ursula Stephen!

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If you’re familiar with celebrity hairstylists, then the name Ursula Stephen probably rings a bell! Ursula has blessed MANY celebrities with her magical hands, but she’s most famous as the woman responsible for Rihanna’s most notable hair colors and cuts. Edgy bob? That was Ursula. Stoplight red hair? Yup. Ursula. Now Ursula is working with […]