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, […]

Donyale Luna – Forever Fascinating

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If I had to look back on all the posts I’ve written in these past four years and choose the top five most popular…the Donyale Luna: Lost Ones post would definitely rank high on the list. I wrote it in 2007 and to this day I still get occasional comments on it. I’ve had comments […]

Chicago! Meet, Greet and Tweet at RLTEvent!

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Afrobella readers – you already know how much I respect and admire Rae Lewis Thornton! I met her at The Red Pump Project welcome party they had for me in Chicago last year. What a difference a year has made for us both! Since then, Rae’s launched an compelling and honest blog – visit RaeLewisThornton.com, […]

This Thursday on Afrobella Radio – Sam Fine and Lisa Price!

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I’ve been listening to Goapele lately, and feeling blessed. When TWS The UnAgency approached me about starting Afrobella Radio, I thought it was a great idea, but still felt nervous, doubtful, scared, overwhelmed…fill in the blank. But I knew this was the right move, so I made it. And tomorrow I’m hosting my biggest episode […]

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. […]