Afrobella of the Week – Pat McGrath, Bella Behind the Beauties

You hear so often about the lack of diversity in fashion -how models of color are continually exoticized and fetishized, and there’s the cliched statement that magazine editors still seem to adhere to, that magazines with black models on the cover don’t sell as well. (That theory is eloquently disproven by Constance C.R White in […]

Afrobella of the Week – Bi Kidude, Afrobella for the Ages

Elderly women rock. I’ve always had an affinity for older ladies. I didn’t grow up around either of my grandmothers, and because of that I have always enjoyed and sought the company and wisdom of older women. It’s worth noting that age doesn’t always bring wisdom, but you can definitely learn a lot from those […]

Afrobella of the Week: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock n’ roll pioneer

There’s something so undeniably bad-ass about a woman wielding a guitar. There have been many, many cool Caucasian bellas who have made their mark behind the axe. To wit — click here for Outside Left’s Top 12 Hottest Female Guitarists Ever, which includes the one and only Joan Jett, Poison Ivy from The Cramps, and […]

Afrobella of the Week – Alison Stewart, Anchorbella

I’m a bit of a news junkie. I think it all started immediately after 9/11 — being in America when that happened really impacted upon me, and gave me this burning desire to know what was going on in the world at any given moment. To this day, I stay glued to the 24 hour […]

Afrobellas of the Week: Sweet Honey In The Rock, A capella Afrobellas

Oh, how I love Black Music Month. You’re more likely to stumble across a song or vintage music you’ve never seen on television. Also, there’s no end of amazing documentaries to be seen, sometimes on channels you might not expect. Case in point, Soul Deep, a six-part BBC series that I managed to catch on […]

When It Rains, It Pours

I’m super busy today, so this will just be a teeny post to follow up on that last Worth a Click I posted. Another former Afrobella of the Week has dropped a new track! And it’s FIRE! Forgive me if I’m late to share this, but my girl Jilly from Philly just released Hate On […]

Afrobella of the Week: Marcia Griffiths, Queen of Reggae

Hey! I missed you guys so much! My family is officially back home, and now I can return to all things afrobella. And what better way to kick things off than with a brand new Afrobella of the Week? They call her the Queen, the Empress, the First Lady of reggae music. Her career spans […]