Dave Chappelle Rocked Chicago – My Oddball Festival Review

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I literally just got home from the Tinley Park stop of the Oddball Comedy Festival, and normally I like to let my thoughts stew for a bit before writing a review, but I figure I should get all of this out right now while it’s still fresh. First, a tiny bit of backstory for anyone […]

Review: Erykah Badu at Lollapalooza 2010 (with video!)

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Erykah Badu – AKA Analog Girl in a Digital World, AKA Medulla Oblongata, AKA Sarah Bellum, AKA Fat Belly Bella – is a polarizing figure at Casa Afrobella. I love her and I tend to err on the side of Erykah-can-do-no-wrong. My husband has never been a big fan of her music, and having been […]

Corinne Bailey Rae, in Concert

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I knew Corinne Bailey Rae was coming to Chicago, but I had no plans to go see her. From what I’d heard, the show was sold out. But because I had blogged about her album, the PR was able to work a last minute miracle. The day before the show, I got a pair of […]

Artist Summit Weekend = AMAZING!

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This Columbus Day Weekend, Chicago was the place to be. If you love makeup and beauty the way that I do, it was a weekend to treasure. The Powder Group rolled into town for the Artist Summit — a veritable who’s who of makeup artists, brands, and professionals in the field. And we kicked things […]

What’s Good About Good Hair?

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Originally posted at BVHairTalk.com. Can I be real with y’all? I’m kinda sick of Chris Rock’s Good Hair. Raise your hand if you’re with me. The endless media tour. The premature outrage. The trailer, which showed all of the docucomedy’s best clips. To paraphrase Chris Rock himself, I’m tired, tired, tired of Good Hair. So […]

Go See Precious. Now.

Precious. You need to go see it.

This is the beginning of something new: The Afrobella Review! I know I’ve got a whole category devoted to product reviews, but I’m expanding my repertoire to include films, music, and books that move me. And the whole thing was inspired by this movie. I tend to avoid sad movies, which is a shame and […]