I’m so excited! Yours truly will be featured as part of the Blogger’s Roundtable on NPR’s News and Notes today.

Tune in and tell me what you think!

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iyan and egusi soup says:
November 19, 2007, 11:44 am
congratulations bella! i can only imagine how thrilled you must be.
warrior11209 says:
November 19, 2007, 1:30 pm
MBA Mama says:
November 19, 2007, 1:51 pm
Thanks for the heads up. Maybe you can get more time in this time. Opps! Did I just sound biased? LOL
Trinichica says:
November 19, 2007, 2:09 pm
Congrats! Go-head with ya bad self! :)
afrobella says:
November 19, 2007, 3:53 pm
I did get more time this time, but kinda got giggly and froze at the very end. And I am not sure I said exactly what I meant to say about the first topic. I'll be listening later to see how it all turned out! Fingers crossed, I don't sound clueless...
WildMagnolia says:
November 19, 2007, 5:34 pm
Bella, I love your voice. You did a great job. The whole thing was just under 17 minutes and you got a decent amount of time in. You sounded relaxed and intelligent. Hooray for you!!! X
Circa1978 says:
November 19, 2007, 6:37 pm
You have such a cute accent! You also have a very long name! You made really goods points and it sounded to me like you didn't hold back.
ceecee says:
November 19, 2007, 6:46 pm
You sounded great Bella! but lol you could've given Gabby, Sanaa and them a break.
Trinichica says:
November 19, 2007, 7:14 pm
Bella, you sounded smooth and very together. I think you handled it like a champ...and I agree with CIRCA1978....you have the cute accent and such a nice voice.
muslimahlocs says:
November 19, 2007, 7:42 pm
congratulations bella. don't go too easy of them!
browngirlgumbo says:
November 19, 2007, 8:53 pm
Congratulations!! I'm sure that was a great experience.
Danielle says:
November 19, 2007, 10:35 pm
Congratulations! You are in demand girl and good for you!
Bebroma says:
November 20, 2007, 2:29 am
Loved it!! You guys were a very balanced round table, I thought, and I think the chemistry was good between you all, and that made for a very good show. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I understand what you meant about the first topic, but I got your meaning, and I also think the others elaborated on the point you were making quite nicely. I like how none of you said what might have been expected of you, but what you truly felt about the question asked, whether that went along with the opinion of the moment or not. And I agree with the man (I can't remember his name even though I JUST listed to the broadcast online) about Justin...it's not that some white folks can't "get down with it" but Justin just (hah hah) isn't the first person who comes to my mind when I think "blue-eyed soul." Anyway, very nice show, and you did a very nice job. I'm sure not all listeners agreed with everything said, but that's what makes a good show...it gets people to think, to discuss issues. THIS time we got to hear enough of you (though I could have listened to all of you for 15 more minutes, at least!), and you do have the cutest accent, with your long name self!
bella says:
November 20, 2007, 9:08 am
Hey! LOL @ Circa1978 - I DO have such a very long name. It's something I was thinking about writing about after I saw a very interesting post on Jezebel about taking your husband's name and how that fits into being a feminist. I did the Latin thing and made my maiden name my middle name... so now I go by all 4 in print. But it sounds kinda ridiculous on radio, huh? Something to think about. I was so nervous I couldn't eat breakfast or lunch before heading to the studio... gotta get over my fear of public speaking... but I feel pretty good about the roundtable. Glad to meet some fellow bloggers, and speak about issues that I knew a little about. Ceecee - wasn't trying to hate on "the blackstresses" as Farai referred to them, LOL - but I do think that they're going about their case in the wrong way. Gabrielle Union made mention of Perez Hilton - which I am guilty of reading -- but let's be real, that's probably the meanest gossip blog I can think of. Bossip, Sandra Rose, Media Takeout, C+D, A Hot Mess, and Concrete Loop all will make fun of a celebrity's appearance (some more than others), but I've never seen an urban gossip blog go after someone's kids and call them ugly or worse. So I think if these actresses want to just dismiss bloggers as haters or unhappy women with nothing better to talk about, they need to rethink their strategy. Spin the story and work with a publicist to enhance their image. do some much needed charity work. Attend the kinds of events that will result in more positive press. I oughta be in PR by now, look at me making suggestions...
Prada3721 says:
November 20, 2007, 11:26 am
BELLA CONGRATULATIONS!!! i love npr and i love afrobella aaaahhhh the two finally meet in one happy harmonious union. This is so cool. You totally deserve this.
laura says:
November 20, 2007, 6:55 pm
Bella- Heard you last night and you did an excellent job. I didn't catch it until the segment was about halfway over, but I think you were very well spoken and you have the cutest radio voice. BTW, I think you should be proud of your long name- it makes you stand out.
melissa says:
November 21, 2007, 1:09 am
After I saw you that morning you were going to do the interview, I went on NPR's website to search for the show listened to it. You did a fantastic job as usual. You speak with such eloquence, and I am immensely jealous. Happy Thanksgiving.


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