This week has been exciting and busy, and I feel like I’m almost experiencing a full circle moment in my blogging career. In 2013, I wrote a blog post about Black Beauty History, focusing on these products of yore — click here to check that out. Back in 2013, I did a lot of… read all
What are the beauty rules you were taught early in life? I realize now that so many of mine were all wrong – or at the very least, wrong for me. For years I believed everything I read in magazines. I thought the models really did have lashes that full and that long. I thought… read all
Afro Wonder Woman is EVERYTHING. Designed by Daniel Price of DEP Designs, she’s the perfect addition to my home office.
Most of the time when I’m called upon to speak, there’s a theme. Usually it’s a panel about blogging or career success. In 2012 I gave a TedX talk and the theme I was assigned was courage (click here to see it, in case you never did). This week, I’m going to be part of… read all
Chicago has been my home for the past 6 years and I absolutely love living here. I’m proud of my city. I love Chicago in the summertime and I encourage everyone to come and visit – downtown comes alive and everyone’s loving the sunshine, the lake, the food, live music…summertime Chicago is magical. One of the… read all
Last week, a coward and a terrorist committed a vicious, pre-meditated hate crime against an innocent group of people as they gathered to worship. He sat with them for an hour while they prayed and admitted that they did their best to make him feel welcome, and still he had enough hate in his heart… read all
Even though Chicago weather is playing games with my heart, it’s technically just about summertime in the Chi. The weather vacillates between high heat and humidity, to rain and wind and even hail the other day. In June! Sometimes it hails in JUNE. Anyway, no matter what, it’s the season to switch up your makeup…. read all
Hey bellas! You may already know that I’m a contributing editor, and you can find my new posts over at Mode.com every month. But now I can also share my best posts right here on Afrobella.com! Click below to read more. Hope you like! Today’s post is all about rompers. Jumpsuits. Playsuits. One piece outfits… read all
Jade Gedeon is the amazing Trinidadian-born creator of jewelry line We Dream in Colour. Her new book, Beautiful Bracelets By Hand, breaks the jewelry-making process all the way down step by step. Check out this beautiful bracelet you can DIY!
I’d say that Baltimore has an image issue. There are sweeping perceptions of the city based solely on news headlines and fictional representations in TV and film, that don’t begin to capture the complexity, the reality and the beauty of Baltimore as a whole. Baltimore clearly is a city with real issues that need to… read all