Oprah On Gabby

“When we look at you, we see a true American Cinderella, on the threshold of a brilliant new career. Precious is but the first of many adjectives coming your way. And they are all great. Congratulations, Gabby Sidibe.” Even though Gabourey Sidibe didn’t win Best Actress tonight at the Oscars, I am sure she was […]

Oscar Fashion Fever!

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Forget about the films, the real Oscar drama is on the red carpet! I saw some absolutely stunning looks over at Oh No They Didn’t, and had to share my favorites with you. This was an epic Oscar night for black actresses, and an epic Oscar night for plus size women. Before the ceremony much […]

Vanity Fair: The Beauty of Low Expectations

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The current “Vanity Fair is racist!” brouhaha involving the shades-of-alabaster cover of their Young Hollywood has been covered quite well by a variety of other blogs and websites: From Jezebel: “What does “Young Hollywood” look like? According to Vanity Fair, it’s pretty, thin, female and white.” From USA Today: “Where are any women of color? […]

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 […]