My Biggest Fitness Inspirations

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CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorite shows, and I set my DVR so I can watch it AND sleep in every weekend. It’s such a great show that covers so many topics. This last Sunday, there was a feature on ubiquitous fitness personality Jillian Michaels (click to watch it if you want to). […]

Life Lessons From Jane Pratt

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  I’ve spoken about my influences here on the blog before, and I’ve mentioned it in my TEDx talk too — one of my biggest early writing influences was Sassy Magazine. My classmate’s cousin would send down her well thumbed, slightly tattered copies in care packages alongside mixtapes featuring artists I’d never heard of at […]

Thank You, Miu Miu and Ava DuVernay

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  The need for more diversity in fashion is so frequently glaring and so very frequently written about. Sometimes it seems like things are deliberately destined to never change. And every now and then there’s a shining breakthrough, that you hope heralds a new day in fashion and beauty and fills your heart with optimism […]

Women in Tech, REJOICE for Focus100 is Almost Here

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Real recognizes real and from the moment I first met Kathryn Finney, AKA the founder of Digital UnDivided (and Editor-at-Large at BlogHer), creator of the uber successful blog The Budget Fashionista, accomplished author and all around fabulous woman, I knew it and I felt it. Kathryn is as real as they come. She is the […]

The Afrobella Interview. Janelle Monáe for Cover Girl!

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One of the benefits of being a bit of an OG on the blogging scene – I can look back and truly appreciate how much things have changed and how far I’ve come. Not just for myself, but for others I’ve encountered along the way. Take for example, the talented and beautiful Janelle Monáe. I […]

Afrobella of the Month – Tananarive Due

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I’ve made false promises about bringing Afrobella of the Month back before, and wound up disappointing myself. In all honesty I realize that I’d stopped doing many of the really writing-intense, research-heavy posts that were the hallmark of early Afrobella. Why? Because this blog has pretty much been all written by me for the past […]

Tune In!

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Hey everyone! At 11a ET (10a CT) I’ll be on the air with my first ever episode of Afrobella Radio! So pretty please tune in, join the chat room on the Blog Talk Radio site, or leave a comment here. Let me know how I’m doing! I’m a little nervous and a LOT excited to […]