Alek Wek, In Living Color

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For any dark skinned bella questioning whether or not she should rock bright makeup – I present Alek Wek, as seen in the August issue of Dutch Glamour. How do you say…d’gorgeous? Like I’ve been saying for years — we can wear the most glorious and bright colors, and totally pull them off! This inspiring […]

Congrats to Carlos and Cindy!

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Here’s a beautiful love story with a natural hair twist! Cindy Blackman has been a beauty icon of mine for years – ever since I first spotted her drumming up a storm for Lenny Kravitz back in the day. This weekend, here in Chicago, Carlos Santana let the world know how he feels about her. […]

Life Advice From Donna Brazile

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Donna Brazile has been an auntie-in-my-head for years now. No-nonsense, personable, classy and sassy – Donna tells it like it is, and if you don’t like it, #shruglife. I love that about her. Now Donna has a new column for O The Oprah Magazine, and she kicked things off in inimitable Donna Brazile fashion. Her […]

Tune In to Afrobella Radio THIS THURSDAY!

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I’ve been teasing folks about having a big announcement, and finally I can share the big news! Bellas, fellas – on Thursday I’m beginning an exciting new chapter. Afrobella Radio!! Afrobella Radio will be the weekly on-demand airwaves embodiment of all things Afrobella – natural women, engaging and enlightening discussion, and insight about hair, beauty, […]

Five Ways to Celebrate the Life of Michael Jackson

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Do you remember where you were a year ago, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]