The Afrobella Fourth of July Menu!

4th of July recipes

It’s the Fourth of July weekend, tis the season for grillin’ and chillin’. The weather’s warm and around the world Americans are celebrating with beer and barbecue and summertime fun! I’m not sure what all my husband and I will be getting into this long weekend, but I can guarantee you that the grill will […]

Hi, My Name Is…

Photo by Errol Dunlap, makeup by J. St. Jaimes

I’ve been writing posts more-or-less five days a week for five years right here at your friendly neighborhood Afrobella.com, and over time I’ve assumed a certain familiarity. But lately I’ve been hearing from brand new bellas who discovered Afrobella by hearing about me via The Michael Baisden Show, or from the news about the MAC […]

Afrobella on Michael Baisden!

Michael Baisden

Last week Thursday, I had the honor of being interviewed in a brief segment on The Michael Baisden Show. And bellas, I don’t think it could have gone ANY better! The original topic was all about why women cut their hair after a relationship. But soon it turned into a let’s-learn-more-about-your-awesome-blog and I loved listening […]

Rihanna’s Concert Hits Chicago!

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Bellas, I’m still on a high from Rihanna’s concert in Chicago on Wednesday! Thanks to my friends at Roc Nation, I came back from the Bali Style Summit in NYC (more to come on that soon!) — got off the plane, showered and changed into my fiercest outfit, then headed over to see Rihanna, live […]

Your Amazing Eco-Friendly Life Tips – And the Aveda Giveaway Winner!

Image via Treehugger

I might be the slightest bit biased…but I’m convinced that you Afrobella readers are the best community ever. Your comments are always intelligent and insightful, friendly and funny. There’s so much love here. And SO much great information. Take for example my recent Aveda Water Warrior giveaway. I asked for you guys to either tweet, […]

All Royal Wedding’d Out

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I can’t wait till Saturday. Here’s why. By Saturday, there’ll be no need for the relentless hype over the Royal Wedding. It’ll be over, we’ll have the photos answering all of our questions, we can ooh and aah over the dress and all the resplendent details, and collectively move on. Because right now, Patrice has […]

A Few Notes on Flight Etiquette

Airline Travel

I tend to fly alone regularly — most often between Chicago and New York City. And it really never fails to be… interesting. Between overwhelmed and unhappy-to-be-there flight attendants to rude and angry passengers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have an exchange or experience with someone that can leave you with your feathers ruffled. Here […]