Afrobella(s) of the Month — Toni Carey and Ashley Hicks, founders of Black Girls RUN!

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In 2012, Afrobella of the Month is BACK! Some months may be written by me, other months may be written by an expert or a contributor! This month’s AOTM is written by Renisha James, fitness expert and personal trainer. Learn more about her philosophies on fitness at RenewedFitness.com, and follow her on Facebook or on […]

Afrobella of the Month – Tananarive Due

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I’ve made false promises about bringing Afrobella of the Month back before, and wound up disappointing myself. In all honesty I realize that I’d stopped doing many of the really writing-intense, research-heavy posts that were the hallmark of early Afrobella. Why? Because this blog has pretty much been all written by me for the past […]

Grace Jones, Still The Baddest

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“[Grace Jones] drinks her wine through a straw so as not to mess up her lips. Does she think she has changed over the years? “Of course I’ve changed. I’m not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn’t like what they were saying. Just lash out. Bam […]

Sharon Jones Learned the Hard Way

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If you haven’t seen Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings perform live, now’s the time to make that happen. The amazing soul band just released their fourth full-length album – I Learned the Hard Way. Click here to buy a copy! I absolutely love the title track, and the video is a departure for the […]

Afrobella of the Month: Rae Lewis Thornton

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As far as I know, Rae Lewis Thornton has never worn her hair in a natural style. I’m honestly not sure, we’ve never discussed it. But despite our difference in hairstyles, Rae was a no brainer when it came time for me to bring back Afrobella of the Month. Because it isn’t about how she […]

Measha Opens the Olympics!

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Did you see the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics? If you did, and you’re a longtime Afrobella reader, you may have instantly recognize Canadian opera singer and former Afrobella of the Week, Measha Bruggersgosman. I interviewed Measha back in 2007 when she was touring with the Cleveland Orchestra. It was such a pleasure to […]

Afrobella of the Month: Queen Ifrica

In the music industry today, finding artists who truly understand the importance and effect of their image is rare. Even moreso when it comes to females. It can seem like socially conscious musicians like Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Tanya Stephens, and India Arie are anomalies of the industry. Compare their success to the stars who […]