Blog Profiles: African-American Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell Christine why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.
In celebration of February’s Black History Month, we featured on PR Newswire for Bloggers some notable African-American blogs selected by our multicultural team. These sites have a lot to offer their audiences, covering everything from health to lifestyle.
BlackDoctor.org is a comprehensive online health resource for African Americans and aims to be a “daily resource for healthier, happier living, and your daily medicine.” It also appears to be a pretty popular site, garnering more than 540,000 likes on Facebook.
BlackDoctor.org offers health news and features, culturally specific advertisements, a searchable directory of qualified African-American physicians and specialists, and community blogs.
Just a glance at the huge list of health conditions — from alternative medicine and high blood pressure to mental health and cancer — show the site’s commitment to health and wellness. There’s also a wide variety of issues under the site’s healthy living section that covers everything from general health to aging and pregnancy.
Follow @blackdoctor on Twitter.
Black Girl Nerds proudly proclaims to be a geek-only zone.
It was created by Jamie Broadnax in Feb. 2012. The story goes like this: After an evening of boredom, Broadnax Googled the term “Black Girl Nerds.” Nothing came up, so the blog was born.
“Black Girl Nerds is a place for women of color with various eccentricities to express themselves freely and embrace who they are,” the blog says. “This is not a site exclusively for black women. It’s for all women who are just as nerdy as we are.”
Broadnax has written for Madame Noire and has been recognized by the Black Weblog Awards as the New Blogger on the Block, according to Black Girl Nerds.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Top 10 Black Female Cartoon Characters — and fully agreed with the top three (Spoiler alert from first to third: Storm from X-Men; Shana Elmsford from Jem; and Susie Carmichael from Rugrats). Another interesting recent post was the BGN Healthy Eating Series: 30 Great Recipes for a Healthy 2014.
Follow @BlackGirlNerds on Twitter.
Concrete Loop has been blogging about black entertainment news since 2005.
It’s pretty clear this is a site that covers the whole entertainment spectrum with extensive photo galleries, videos, music, exclusives, and fashion.
Among my favorite recent photo collections are Mary J. Blige’s performance during the Feb. 11 state dinner for French President Francois Hollande in Washington, DC, and Jennifer Hudson’s arrival to Reagan National Airport in Virginia to attend First Lady Michelle Obama’s birthday party. (That’s pretty cool.)
I really enjoyed singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko’s performance on Conan on Feb. 12.
Follow @ConcreteLoop on Twitter.
Diary of a Chic Mommy chronicles the life of Tyesha Brown, who shares her style, fashion, and overall life.
Brown is a military wife and mother of two to “an energetic son who just recently became a teenager and a Little Diva who just turned 7.”
“Thanks to the military and her wonderful husband, her family has been able to travel the world to some great places,” the blog says. “She blogs about her sense of style as a mom and curvy fashionista, latest fashion trends, beauty, makeup and everything else in between.”
What I like about this site is that Brown covers a little bit of everything: Entertainment (like movie reviews), gift guides, and reviews.
Follow @achicmommy on Twitter.
Divas and Dorks was launched in Sept. 2009 by blogger Christen Rochon. Rochon is a media aficionado and freelance writer who was featured among the “Blogosphere’s Best in 2012” by BlackEnterprise.com.
“Divas and Dorks readers are intelligent and glamorous, enlightening and entertaining not to mention friendly, fabulous and fun,” the blog says. “If you love everything that’s fashionably chic yet extraordinarily geek, if you have an obsession with gadgets and fashion and all things fabulous — then this is the website for you.”
Follow @DivasandDorks on Twitter.
Christine Cube is a media relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her @cpcube or give her a shout on PR Newswire’s Google+. Want to see last year’s Black History Month blog reviews? You can visit them here.