Beyond Tacky

Yesterday I noticed that many of the top gossip sites — TMZ- Extra TV, Perez, Oh No They Didn’t — all posted the audio recording of the 911 call made by Dr. Donda West’s friends just before her death. How disgustingly tacky, I thought. Why would anyone even do such a thing, I wondered. I […]

What Would You Do?

I read this story on Bossip, and I was struck on so many levels. Jill Scott tells the story of a recent racist encounter. “I was waiting outside for the valet to bring the car round, and these … I say kids, but they must have been 25, looking wealthy, five-o’clock-in-the-morning wasted. And this guy’s […]

In Defense of Diana

I normally leave the celebrity gossip to the experts, but I spotted this photo of the one and only Miss Diana Ross over at DListed (photo courtesy of Wenn), and I felt compelled to comment. The hilarious dude at DListed declares, “Diana Ross needs to behead whatever queen did her make-up.” So harsh! Of course […]

More Drama At Glamour

After the original Glamour magazine incident, yours truly was contacted with a letter of apology, which I chose to hold off on. (They sent the same apology to lots of other righteously pissed off bloggers, and you can read it here at Ask This Black Woman). I responded politely to the editors, and they wrote […]

A Business Proposition

This is almost totally off Afrobella topic, but I saw this video on CNN and it blew my mind. Excuse the clicking throughout the video, and excuse the cop’s salty NSFW language. Be forewarned — if you’ve ever had a nasty encounter with the po-po, this might make your blood pressure rise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8033SPavXEc For those […]

Jena’s Judgment Days

Today’s the day. A year ago, Mychal Bell was a star on the Jena Giants football team, looking at graduation, and considering his future. Today he will appear before a Louisiana judge, and his lawyers will argue that his conviction should be thrown out. Bell’s the only of the Jena Six to be convicted of […]

Say It Ain’t So, El

This might seem a bit off topic and random, but I gotta get into some sadness I read on the celebrity blogs today. Apparently my childhood crush, Eldra “El” DeBarge, has been arrested. And the dude is now 5’9″ and 130 pounds. He was always lean, but that’s extra lean. The mugshot is heartbreaking. Oh, […]