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Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala 2

Just when I get to wondering where she’s been, she pops up someplace random. Like Australia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf7Q_G0D0xQ And most recently, the elusive Miss Hill popped up on the red carpet in Manhattan, for a special charity event. It’s like seeing a unicorn! Thanks to my Twitter amiga Divalocity of Afrolistas and the City, I got […]

Lauryn Hill’s Still Got It

To this very day, I can count Lauryn Hill as one of the top five best concert experiences I’ve ever had. I saw her in 1998 at the Bob Marley Festival in Miami, and she blew everyone away. She did the same thing last night in New Zealand. (Link courtesy my beloved Oh No They […]

Melanie Fiona – Caribbean, Represent!


Bellas, I am so tardy to the Melanie Fiona party! I’ve been watching this beautiful young singer on the rise, but I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention. All of a sudden, my mind connected the dots. The chick I’d seen on VH1 Soul with Questlove, was the vocalist behind that version of Sam […]

Call Her Dr. Roxanne

Talk about a sweet revenge! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsaepyi8MR0 I read the story of Roxanne Shante fighting the system and getting what she earned and deserved in the NY Daily News. Of course being an Eighties baby, I was familiar with Roxanne Shante. The hip hop pioneer was one of the first ladies to rock a mic, and […]

Seasonal Scents

Summer fragrances are such sweet respite from the realities of the season — when it’s hot, steamy, and sweaty out there, there’s something so refreshing about a light scent. While it’s still warm out you should check store shelves for these luscious perfumes — they’ll make you smell some kinda delicious regardless of what season […]

Afrobella of the Month – Amanda Diva

My question is, is there anything Amanda Diva can’t do? She can rap. She can sing. She can spit a mean spoken word verse. She’s a blogger and a cable television personality, and an internet television personality and an artist. She’s a hip hop diva with Caribbean roots who isn’t afraid to blaze her own […]

Oscar’s Bellas

Did you watch the Academy Awards this weekend? I live tweeted the whole thing, but still I want to shine a light on the beautiful bellas walking the red carpet. This was quite a year for black actresses at the Oscars! First of all, Taraji P. Henson absolutely took my breath away in her Roberto […]