There’s Nothing We Women Can’t Be!

Consider this your daily reminder, courtesy of an old school Sesame Street clip! I grew up a Sesame Street junkie, and this song was always one of my favorites. The empowering message resonated with me at an early age — “just look around you, it’s easy to see. There’s NOTHING we women can’t be!” This […]

Chrisette Michele – Epiphany

Amazon.com Widgets Happy new music Tuesday bellas! Y’all already know how much I love former Afrobella of the Week Chrisette Michele, right? Her voice lifts my spirits, and her videos give me makeup inspiration. In the past, Chrisette herself has stopped by this here blog to let us bellas know what makeup she’s actually using! […]

Throwback Thursday — Althea and Donna

Bellas in the Seventies knew how to do it! The golden era of natural hair gave me much hair and style inspiration. Today I want to shine a light on two underrated pioneers in the Jamaican reggae scene, Althea and Donna. In the Seventies, the late great producer Joe Gibbs made 17 year old Althea […]

Afrobella of the Month – Amanda Diva

My question is, is there anything Amanda Diva can’t do? She can rap. She can sing. She can spit a mean spoken word verse. She’s a blogger and a cable television personality, and an internet television personality and an artist. She’s a hip hop diva with Caribbean roots who isn’t afraid to blaze her own […]

Today = The First Day of the Rest Of My Life

The day job I’ve talked about endlessly on this site, finally comes to an end today. So excuse me if I’m a little extra bubbly, bellas and fellas! I’ve put in four and a half solid years of employment, and today I graduate from the Village Voice Media family. I will sincerely miss my co-workers […]

5 Valentine Day’s Reggae Jams

I don’t know how many roots reggae fans actually read these posts and listen to all of the songs. For me, this is blogging at its most self-indulgent. But you know what — maybe there are more of you than I think! And if you’re not yet a reggae fan, maybe I can be your […]

The Moral Of This Blogger’s Story

I took some heat on my Chris Brown/Rihanna post, particularly from two commenters who took issue with my opinion about the issue. One regular reader that I like and respect quite a bit, accused me of being “one sided” and not neutral about cultural differences. Another reader went ahead and expressed disappointment in me as […]