Trinidad’s Eggnog – Ponche De Creme, The Best Boozy Christmas Drink

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When I grew up in Trinidad, each member of my family had a role to play at Christmas. My mom was in charge of making the salt bread and the ginger beer. My dad was (and still is) the official ham supervisor. My brother would make pancakes for our breakfast. My brother Dominic would usually […]

Throwback Thursday. A Year Ago, I Gave a TEDx Talk in Trinidad

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I couldn’t sleep. The night before my TEDx Port of Spain appearance, I was nervous to the point of nauseousness. I remember tossing and turning in my old bed, trying to fall asleep in my old childhood bedroom. I had written a speech, but the point was to practice it over and over again until […]

Your Official Afrobella Natural Hair Holiday Shopping Guide

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Christmas Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, this is your day to do as much online shopping as possible. I’m here to help! Before I get into my natural hair holiday shopping guide, allow me to share two similar guides with you. Buzzfeed is one of my […]

How To Live A Life More Like Nelson Mandela’s

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  On December 5, 2013, the world lost Nelson Mandela. At age 95, he had lived an incredibly full life and news of his ailing dominated headlines this year, so hearing that Mandela had passed made me feel a strange mixture of sadness and acceptance. As Bishop Desmond Tutu expressed, “we are relieved that his […]

Quick, Easy, YUMMY Thanksgiving Recipes by Chicago’s Coolest Chef Julius Russell

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Before I begin this post, can I just say OMG?! I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week!! This week, all over the USA people will be getting on planes, loading up cars, setting tables and gathering with family to celebrate over football and the annual, traditional feast. This year I will be celebrating in St. […]

What To Wear On Thanksgiving Day? Comfortable Pants. Duh.

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    I didn’t’t grow up with Thanksgiving in my life (obviously, I’m from Trinidad)! But having lived in this country for fifteen years or so, it has become a part of my life and one of my favorite celebrations. Thanksgiving is about family, nesting, togetherness, love, and delicious food. What’s not to love? And […]

Scandal! Creating an Olivia Pope Wardrobe For Plus Size Gladiators

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Scandal is one of the hottest shows on television right now, and if you’re not watching just know that you’re being excluded from passionate conversations and pertinent pop cultural information on a weekly basis. It happened to me and I had to catch up real quick to stay current. Every Thursday night, that is ALL […]