Blog Profiles: African American Blogs
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Black History Month is among our favorite times of the year on Beyond Bylines.
Last week, we looked at how to enhance your race and culture beat with new story ideas that reach beyond this month-long celebration.
This week, we’re looking at some great African American blogs.
The Bernetta Style blog motivates “wives and mothers to dream big daily.”
Bernetta is a lifestyle motivational blogger and certified life coach, who hails from the Midwest and earned her Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Alabama State University.
“The Bernetta Style blog is a resource on motherhood (family), marriage and motivating people towards their dreams one day at a time,” the blog says. “That includes fitness, keeping yourself up, natural hair, family events, date nights and reviews (events & products).”
Some of my favorite posts on this site include 9 Products I Love to Use on My 40-Year-Old Skin, 2016 Goodbye Amazing 30s | 2017 Goal Crushing 40s, and 5 African-American Child Entrepreneurs to Watch (Wow. Just, wow.).
Follow @BernettaStyle on Twitter.
2. Honey + Lime
Honey + Lime is a travel, family, and lifestyle blog in California.
It features posts about food and drink, DIY crafts, home, kids and family, parties and events, style and beauty, and healthy living. Honey + Lime is written and managed by Deanna Underwood, a hardworking, travel-loving millennial mom of two.
I really enjoyed A New Year House Cleaning Resolution That I Can Keep, SoCal Road Trip: 8 Family Friendly Activities in Camarillo, CA You’ll Love, and 25 Fun New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids You’ve Never Thought Of.
Follow @honeyandlimeco on Twitter.
3. BCK Online
BCK Online is a great source for entertainment news about African-American celebrities and their children.
You can find stories about young stars, parenting, and style.
There’s a ton of good stuff here. Notable posts include Beyonce and Her Baby Bump Perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards, Jaden Smith to Speak at Impact Summit on Environmental Issues, and These Triplets are the Epitome of ‘Organized Chaos.’
Follow @officialbck on Twitter.
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.
The site 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).
Follow @BlackGirlNerds on Twitter.
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— Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) July 14, 2021
(Note: This post was updated on 7/14/21)
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.