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Step Up Your Skincare Game With CurlBox BODY

In the natural hair game — as in life — you can lead, follow, or get out of the way. Myleik Teele is undoubtedly a leader. She’s ever evolving and constantly finding ways to take her brands to new levels. On the personal level, she’s launched My Taught You, an inspirational space where entrepreneurial women […]

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Luther Is Love. 5 Of The Very Best By Luther Vandross

Will there ever be another singer who can even come close to Luther Vandross – in terms of range, soul and sheer vocal ability? To his true fans and those lucky enough to have seen him perform live in his lifetime, that’s a tough question. All we can do is enjoy the music we have […]

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12 Beauty Trends You Should Really Try for Spring

Beautifully Brown by Melanie Yvette is one of my favorite new beauty blogs – and if you’ve never checked out her work, you totally should! Here’s what I love about Melanie and her message – she is all about the melanin, all about celebrating her beauty on her terms, and all about self love and […]

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6 Amazing Moments From The Black Girls Rock 2015 Awards!

Words can’t express what an honor it was to walk the red carpet and attend this year’s Black Girls Rock awards, thanks to My Black is Beautiful. It was exciting, glamorous, inspiring and at times really surreal. That moment where Will Smith and his family walked the carpet and they snapped pics of the three […]

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The Miss Jessie’s Book Tour– All About Supporting Miko and Celebrating Titi Branch

Back in 2006 when I started Afrobella, the natural hair scene was just beginning to form. There was no social media yet, there were a few bloggers and a lot of online forums and Fotki posts (seriously, before Instagram and Tumblr, there was Fotki). There were a few natural hair brands that had big buzz […]

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Come With Me to Black Girls Rock!

I make a point of watching the annual celebration of amazingness that is Black Girls Rock every year on BET. My favorite actresses hanging out with my favorite singers, paying homage to incredible women who uplift and inspire on every level. Tributes to ladies who work hard every day, who are living legends, rock stars, […]

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In Case You Need a New Copy of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings…

There’s a reason why Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the #1 best seller in American poetry on Amazon. This book has made an impact on so many. Since its release in 1970, it has changed lives, saved lives, inspired new writers to pick up a pen or a computer keyboard to […]

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4 Tips for Better Lipstick Wear

I love wearing a bold, bright lip. But honestly, sometimes a bold, bright lip doesn’t love me back. Chapped, dry lips are the enemy of bright lipsticks and glosses. There’s no better way to point out “HEY, I’ve got dry skin issues” than to slather on a creamy matte lipstick, pre-exfoliation. It’s like pointing a big […]

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6 Tips to Better Natural Hair Care That I Learned in Jamaica With Strength of Nature

So I went to Jamaica for the first time, on a special beauty editor’s trip planned by the Strength of Nature line of hair products. We had a LOT of fun, obviously (cause Jamaica), but we also learned a LOT. Hairstylist geniuses Felicia Leatherwood and Pamela Hogan were on hand to give a really informative […]

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5 Reasons You Should Visit Jamaica

Growing up in Trinidad, I believed that intra-Caribbean traveling wasn’t necessary.When you’re born and raised in a place with 80 degree weather, coconut trees and sandy beaches of its own and you’re the last of 5 kids, a “vacation” is a trip to someplace foreign and exotic like…New York. Or Los Angeles. Or Miami (all […]

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Love Your Locs – 5 Tips For Red Carpet Worthy Loc Style

  Much has been said within the last few weeks about locs and the red carpet, much of it said by folks who know little about locs in the first place. I’ll be honest with you, I found it hard to rustle up a response to the whole Giuliana Rancic/Zendaya loctroversy, because in all my […]

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Meet Me at Macy’s In Cherry Hill Mall This Saturday!

I absolutely love hosting events. I love mingling and meeting and taking selfies and connecting in person with my bellas! So I’m calling out my Philly and New Jersey bellas — this weekend, I would SO love to meet you at my style trends event! Click here for details via Macys.com!     I’ll be […]