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. […]

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, […]