RIP, Teena Marie

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They called her the “Vanilla Child,” the Ivory Queen of Soul, Lady T – she was the fire that stoked Rick James’ desire. But the world knew her best as Teena Marie – and just last night fans around the world were shocked to learn that she passed away over the holiday weekend. Details are […]

5 Absolutely Essential Christmas Songs

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Bellas! Fellas! I wish you all a very merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Day, and I hope you’re spending it with family and friends, enjoying great food, good times, and the music we’ve all grown to love over the years. I understand that naming this list 5 Absolutely Essential Christmas Songs is going to open things […]

The Last Afrobella Radio

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Bellas, it’s been an incredible six month experience. I’ve learned so much about myself in 2010 in general, and hosting Afrobella Radio has been a really important part of the journey. And Thursday December 16th – tomorrow morning, if you’re reading this now – the first part of that journey comes to an end. My […]

Titi, Miko, and the Miss Jessie’s BOGO!

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I’ve been writing this here blog for four years now, and I’ve learned that there are a few products that bring out a natural hair junkie’s cravings and opinions more than Miss Jessie’s. Whether it’s the Curly Pudding or the Baby Buttercreme or the Rapid Recovery Treatment – there’s a Miss Jessie’s product that natural […]

Tomorrow Afrobella Radio Returns with Special Guest Marcia Hamilton!

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Bellas, I must be honest with you – balancing life with travel with blogging with Afrobella Radio has been challenging. The show went on hiatus for a while as I figured out a schedule that worked for me. And then the stars aligned and I am happy to announce – from here till December I’ve […]

Even MORE Reasons to LOVE Sesame Street!

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I am seriously looking forward to having kids – just so I can share the magic of the Muppets with them. I think Jim Henson was a genius. I grew up loving The Muppet Show and Sesame Street to the point of obsession, so seeing that the Children’s Television Workshop is still continuing the great, […]

Afrobella Radio Interview – plus size fashion icons Gabi Gregg and Angel Laws

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This week’s show is a rerun, but it’s a GREAT episode that I didn’t get a chance to truly promote last week. And this week, I’ll be tuning in as well just to get the insight from two of the ladies who have inspired me to find my own fashion voice! On today’s Afrobella Radio […]