I’ve been teasing folks about having a big announcement, and finally I can share the big news!

Bellas, fellas – on Thursday I’m beginning an exciting new chapter. Afrobella Radio!!

Afrobella Radio will be the weekly on-demand airwaves embodiment of all things Afrobella – natural women, engaging and enlightening discussion, and insight about hair, beauty, culture and the things that make our lives fuller and more meaningful.

I’m kicking it off THIS THURSDAY AT 11 AM EST, 10 AM CT with two amazing guests who have inspired me more than they may realize.

My first guest will be Aliya S. King ! I have been reading her byline for years in magazines including Vibe, Vibe Vixen, Giant, Uptown, Essence…the list goes on. Aliya was one of the people who inspired me to pursue a different kind of writing – fun, edgy pop culture print journalism. She’s coming out with a new book – Platinum: A Novel!!

So I can’t wait to hear ALL about it from the author herself!

My second guest is the amazing Angela Nissel. Her book, The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke, was SUCH an inspiration to me as a student attending the University of Miami. As an aspiring author seeking her own voice. As a young woman coming into her own awareness and ambitions. Angela is also the author of Mixed: My Life in Black and White, she’s a former co-executive producer / writer for the Emmy award-winning television show, Scrubs, she’s written for O The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Allure…Angela is awesomeness personified. SO excited to interview her for the first time.

We’re going to talk about writing, living your dream, expressing yourself, having fabulous natural hair…all kindsa stuff.

I hope you listen and I hope you like it! Please visit and leave a comment, let me know how you feel about the upcoming show, topics you’d like to hear me cover, whatever you’re thinking! And if you leave a comment, you’ll be put into a drawing to win something from Afrobella Radio!

Don’t forget – it all kicks off on Thursday July 1 at 11a ET and 10a CT!

Forward ever, backward never!

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Sasha-Shae says:
June 28, 2010, 10:00 am
Ooh..congratulations Afrobella!! I am excited to see to you have a radio show, I'm sure it promises good things. And those two first guests..Great choices!
[flahy][blak][chik] says:
June 28, 2010, 10:01 am
two of my favorite women! angela & i both share a fondness for raw cookie dough lol
Kimmoy says:
June 28, 2010, 10:08 am
Congrats!!!!! I'll be tuning in for sure and what a great selection for your first guests, can't wait to hear! I have to ask though, will you be playing some Caribbean music as part of the intro/outro? LOL I hope so, it would be so appropo *crossing fingers* :)
Rochelle aka @greenlightprjct says:
June 28, 2010, 10:17 am
So excited for our new venture! TWS Media is humbled, excited and honored to share in the work of creating Afrobella Radio!! Looking forward to doing GREAT BIG THINGS!
Nikia says:
June 28, 2010, 12:29 pm
I'm so excited!! You and these ladies are such an inspiration to me! Can't wait to tune in.
Soulafrodisiac says:
June 28, 2010, 12:31 pm
SO proud of you! :)
Pets says:
June 28, 2010, 12:40 pm
Very Proud of you! Where do I connect to hear show on July 1st?
Living Fly on a Dime says:
June 28, 2010, 12:43 pm
Congrats, this is huge. I'm a big fan of Aliya's so I'll be tuning in for sure.
politicallyincorrect says:
June 28, 2010, 12:44 pm
where has Angela Nissel been,her books are hilarious. Please ask her will she be writing another one
mxbmia says:
June 28, 2010, 12:45 pm
Congrats, bella. What fun. What fun
los angelista says:
June 28, 2010, 1:07 pm
Congratulations! That's fantastic news for you! Onward and upward!
Clara says:
June 28, 2010, 2:05 pm
Congratulations.I know you have wanted to do this again.Here is to making dreams come true.Next is Oprah.Name it and claim it. Love and blessings.
solielchocolat says:
June 28, 2010, 2:32 pm
Gosh, Bella, how exciting! Congrats on the radio show
Nikia says:
June 28, 2010, 3:01 pm
So excited about your radio show! You HAVE to incorporate music somehow. :-)
Cheekie says:
June 28, 2010, 3:21 pm
Wow, congrats Bella! I am super excited about the radio broadcast this Thursday, especially Angela Nissel! After FINALLY getting to read it just recently (after constant recs), I really enjoyed it and am fully in love with Angela and her writing! She's too funny to be true! Looking forward to listening to her insights.
sandra says:
June 28, 2010, 9:04 pm
Congratulations...and if you can archive the interview for us West Coast 8:00 am folks I'd love it. I'll try to here some before going to work.
sandra says:
June 28, 2010, 9:04 pm
Typo...I'll try to HEAR some of the show before leaving.
warrior11209 says:
June 28, 2010, 10:06 pm
Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing the first program this week.
Purple says:
June 29, 2010, 3:02 am
This is fabulous. Congratulations. P.S. What does 'on demand' radio mean?
Denise says:
June 29, 2010, 2:59 pm
That's awesome! Can't wait to hear it:)
Caribbean Girl says:
June 30, 2010, 1:50 am
Kami says:
July 1, 2010, 12:30 am
Congrats on a new milestone- Bella!! Onward & Upward!! Topics I'd like to hear discussed include: How to start a small business (whether from scratch or direct selling- Mary Kay, etc.) pros cons, etc. Of course all things natural hair oils to use, where to buy, how to care for and stop hair loss I would love to hear an interview between you and Amy DuBois Barnett-- her book GET YOURS: HOW TO HAVE EVERYTHING YOU EVER DREAMED OF AND MORE is wonderful and very insightful That's it for now! Thanks!!
dgh says:
July 1, 2010, 9:46 am
Finally, a reprieve from "The View." I'll be tuning it. 14 minutes and counting.
Ms Melissa! says:
July 1, 2010, 10:05 am
Congratulations! I am tuned in now :)
johanna says:
July 1, 2010, 2:25 pm


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