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Black Designers Are Discovering New Alternatives Outside Of New York Fashion Week — Here’s Why

As the loud buzz surrounding New York Fashion Week slowly transitions to casual conversation, fashion enthusiasts from around the world have seized the opportunity to reflect on the week-long extravaganza […]

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Lil Nas X Teams Up With Jean Paul Gaultier

If you’ve found yourself on Twitter lately or matter fact any social media platform, then you have most likely experienced memes of Lil Nas X flooding your timeline. Nas is […]

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Black Women Calling Out Racism in White Sororities

Claims of racism in white sororities and fraternities aren’t a new issue. Both have made headlines for their apparent racist antics, parties, and membership selection over the years. There have […]

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90 Days of Heart Health — What I Learned from my Blood Pressure Monitoring Journey

My 90-day challenge with OMRON is coming to an end, and I’ve discovered a new level of adulting. Regularly measuring my blood pressure is a new way of showing up for myself, and I’m learning a lot about myself along the way.

The post 90 Days of Heart Health — What I Learned from my Blood Pressure Monitoring Journey appeared first on Afrobella.

Sticking With It — Creating a Sustainable Healthy Heart Lifestyle

Figuring out the physical and mental lessons of this OMRON 90-day heart health challenge. Measuring my blood pressure on a consistent basis is an exercise in intentional self-care that I had never regularly attempted before.

The post Sticking With It — Creating a Sustainable Healthy Heart Lifestyle appeared first on Afrobella.

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Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

SHANGANI FASHIONSSHAGANI 2017 Fall CollectionShangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani…See More
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All That Is Glitz And Glamour For The Girls

Styles of ImaginationStyles of Imagination.com: 2017 Fall CollectionAccording to Fashion Designer Diane Linston, fashions should always be high-key, up beat and fashionably fun. Sequins fashions is still a hot trend for the 2017 fall season and Linston has her finger on the pulse of glitz and glamour with style creations that transcend from business casual to red carpet glamour. If you still think that sequins are only good for…See More
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Liberians Position To Join The Global Fashion System

With the accession of the Republic of Liberia's membership to the World Trade Organization there has been considerable dialogue amongst Liberian nationals in the United States about the economic future of their West African nation. Kimma Wreh in Times Square, NYThis past July, during the Liberian Independence Day celebrations in Washington, DC the Liberian Ambassador to the United States reminded his constituents that Liberian nationals abroad, particularly in the United States could do more by…See More
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As R. Kelly Trial Nears Jury Selection … His Lawyer Compares Him to Martin Luther King!

*As the R. Kelly sex-trafficking trial is winding down and jury deliberations are set to begin shortly, his defense attorney compared him to MLK JR! Let that sink in for a moment.  In the meantime, a prosecutor suggested to jurors that they should convict the entertainer. The prosecutor reminded the court room that that Kelly […]


Florida Police Tip Off Landlords About Arrests of Black Tenants

*After the Tampa Bay Times exposed how local officers are informing landlords about the arrests of tenants – leading to evictions – Mayor Jane Castor announced Saturday that the city will reform its Crime-Free housing program.  Here’s more from Tampa Bay Times: The move comes four days after a Tampa Bay Times investigation revealed how […]


LA Police Union Slams DA for Failing to Charge Jaxson Hayes with Felony

*The Los Angeles Police Protective League has slammed District Attorney George Gascon‘ after he decided NOT to charge NBA player Jaxson Hayes with a felony, following his arrest in July. “George Gascon’s latest criminal’s first airball puts a target on the back of every police officer in Los Angeles,” the Los Angeles Police Protective League […]



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Melva has stayed very interactive in the Urban Beauty Collective community by uploading her style photos, blogs and interacting with existing members! Props to you, Melva, for your great work. We support you!


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