9 Years Later, Still Missing Aaliyah

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Undeniably beautiful. Ridiculously talented. Her style, her voice, and her music will forever be an inspiration. 9 years ago the world lost Aaliyah. And still to this day, the loss aches to those of us who loved her music and grew up watching her share her talents with the world. We still miss you, babygirl. […]

Tune In to Afrobella Radio for an Interview With Kim Coles!

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I am SO excited about tomorrow morning’s episode of Afrobella Radio! My guest will be none other than Kim Coles – comedian, actress, and television personality extraordinare! Tune in tomorrow morning — that’s Thursday at 10 am Central, 11 am EST — to hear Kim dish about beauty, her longstanding career in show business, being […]

Erykah’s Earwings

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If you saw photos and video of Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza, you probably have two questions. 1: What was Erykah going for with that fabulous out-there hair? And 2: Where can I get a pair of those AMAZING earrings??? Thanks to the article and video interview on Billboard.com -we know that soon enough those enormous […]

Review: Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza 2010 (with video!)

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Erykah Badu – AKA Analog Girl in a Digital World, AKA Medulla Oblongata, AKA Sarah Bellum, AKA Fat Belly Bella – is a polarizing figure at Casa Afrobella. I love her and I tend to err on the side of Erykah-can-do-no-wrong. My husband has never been a big fan of her music, and having been […]

YAY! Gabi’s the MTV TJ!!!!

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Let me tell y’all a few things about Gabi Gregg. She is super cute (obviously, look at her!). She is a LOT of fun to hang out with. She’s a great person to vent to if you’re stressed out. And from the minute she entered this MTV TJ thing, I knew she had it in […]

Um…Steve Harvey’s Got Hair Advice?

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I’ve been known to chuckle at a Steve Harvey joke from time to time. His delivery amuses me. His opinions…not so much. In fact, it doesn’t really surprise me when Steve Harvey – or any other comedian, really – says something ignorant. It isn’t the comedian’s job to be wise, it isn’t the comedian’s job […]

Afrobella on The Root!

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“She was born in Compton. I was born in Trinidad, the most southerly island in the Caribbean. She was raised to become a tennis superstar. In high school, my tennis instructor quietly took my parents aside and let them know that their child was ”more of an academic.” But now that we’re both grown women, […]