Bad Move, VH1

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Once upon a time, not that long ago – VH1 was my favorite channel. This was in the heyday of Best Week Ever — Saturday mornings I’d eagerly put VH1 on to see what embarrassing media events would be clowned by the rotating cast of comedians and semi-celebs. Now VH1 is more likely to be […]

Musical Christmas Wishes, From Me to You

OMG it’s Christmas Eve! It just snuck up on me out of nowhere. I still have presents to pick up, stockings to stuff, and a list of items that were supposed to be on my holiday gift guide (but I ran out of time to write it!). Before we all take a break for the […]

New Music From Corrine Bailey Rae

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I love her hair. I love her style. And that voice just sweeps me away. Anyone who’s been reading this blog for a while knows how much I love Corrine Bailey Rae. I’ve been rooting for her glorious comeback, and now all of us fans are in for a treat. Her new album, The Sea, […]

Sade Is Back!

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Regal. Elegant. Sensual and — judging from the cover for her latest single — apparently ageless. Since the Eighties, Sade has been schooling us all on ways to be a timeless beauty icon. Look at that makeup, that jewelry. Absolutely flawless, effortlessly gorgeous. Love me some Sade! She makes her fans yearn for the jewels […]

Melanie Fiona – Caribbean, Represent!

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Bellas, I am so tardy to the Melanie Fiona party! I’ve been watching this beautiful young singer on the rise, but I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention. All of a sudden, my mind connected the dots. The chick I’d seen on VH1 Soul with Questlove, was the vocalist behind that version of Sam […]

A Special Giveaway From Lexus To You

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Two giveaways in one week? What am I thinking? Bellas, if you live in Washington DC or nearby, I’ve got a special giveaway for you! But it’s only a one-day thing! And it’s not a car. Lord knows, I wish it could be. Lexux has been hosting some truly fabulous events around the country — […]

Fefe’s Back!

When Fefe Dobson burst on the scene back in 2003, rock-loving black girls around the world sat up and took notice. Here was a chick who refused to play by the record label rules. Edgy, cute, funky, and totally unique at the time. She was getting solid airplay on MTV for a minute there, but […]