Rock the Bells Rocked

Woo! I’m still feeling the effects of musical euphoria, bellas and fellas — Rock the Bells at Miami’s Bayfront Park was utterly incredible. I had a time and a half. I gotta echo brilliant music blogger Vivrant Thang — this was the best hip hop concert I’ve been to… since last year’s RTB. Heh. No, […]

Worth a Click

Hey there! Today the nominations for the 2008 Black Weblog Awards are officially open, and I’m puttin’ myself out there. If I could win Best Writing in a Blog just once, I would be the happiest afrobella you ever did see. If you enjoy what you’re reading, show your girl some love. Enough begging. On […]

First Look at The Princess and the Frog

Disney’s The Princess and the Frog will open nationwide for Christmas 2009, but a little teaser just hit the internet. Just wanted to share with you all — the last time I wrote about this film, quite a few of you were excited. And some were understandably ambivalent — given Disney’s history we all should […]

Throwback Thursdays — Mih Lover

I haven’t written a Trini music post in more than a minute, so excuse me while I get back to my island roots. Living in the U.S and A, I find myself listening to much more hip hop, R&B, rock, and soul than ever before. But I was raised on a diet of calypso and […]

The Things We Do For Beauty

We preen, pluck, and primp. We go on insane and obviously unhealthy diets. We shove our feet into pointy toed high heel shoes that can cause long term health effects, and pay a pretty penny for that pleasure. We get our wrinkles disguised from the inside out with fillers, or we have known poisons injected […]

In Or Out Of Vogue

“Did you see that Italian Vogue is having a black issue?” “When are you going to write about the all-black issue of Vogue, Bella?” I can’t tell you how many versions of that message I got when Stephen Meisel’s smoldering photographs hit the internet. And oh, are they ever amazing. Seeing those photos took me […]

Shave Em Down, Make Em Smooth

Every day I come home from work to an inbox overflowing with e mails, most of which are comments about the most recent post. But sprinkled in between, I get comments from classic posts — stuff I’ve written a while ago and totally forgotten about. Just last week I got a comment about Excuse Me […]