There’s Nothing We Women Can’t Be!

Consider this your daily reminder, courtesy of an old school Sesame Street clip! I grew up a Sesame Street junkie, and this song was always one of my favorites. The empowering message resonated with me at an early age — “just look around you, it’s easy to see. There’s NOTHING we women can’t be!” This […]

Road Trippin’

Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies It’s time to leave this town It’s time to steal away Lets go get lost Anywhere in the USA Let’s go get lost, let’s go get lost… Red Hot Chili Peppers 2009 just started, and so much has happened so far. […]

Glad Tidings of Great Publicity

This has been a fabulous week for ya girl Afrobella. First I found out I was featured in an article on Glamour Magazine’s website, titled 10 Hair, Makeup and Skin Glam-up Tricks From VIP Beauty Bloggers. (YAY! I’m a VIP beauty blogger! Oh happy day!) So today I bought three copies of the April issue […]

Rolling the Dice On My Life

Remember the New Year’s post I wrote, 2009 is mine? I wrote words that were meant to inspire and electrify, but I didn’t explicitly state the kind of changes I had in store. When I said: “2009 is MINE. My year to grab life by the reins. My year to be the change I’ve been […]

The Glorious Return of Afrobella of the Month — Janelle Monae

One of my resolutions for 2009 is to take Afrobella to the next level. I started hot and heavy in 2006, but I found myself becoming overwhelmed, which resulted in a feeling of inability. I had a vision of a YouTube Channel where I could upload concert videos, beauty tips, and especially, especially awesome interviews […]

A Doll For Baby Z

Thanks and respect to my BFF Lauren — my college partner in crime, friend for life, and self-described “Jewbella” always sends me great Afrobella articles and suggestions. And she totally knows about my affectionate obsession with Miss Zahara Marley Jolie Pitt. The beautiful little Ethiopian girl that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie adopted has more […]

Happy Anniversary, Mama and Papa Bella

Today, September 28, 2008, marks four decades that my parents have been married. 40 years is no joke, especially considering my parents’ unusual romance. As my dad himself disclosed in an awesome comment on my Vegas post, he has “also experienced some negative reactions from family, friends and even people who do not know me […]