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Top African American Blogs for Black Men

Updated on September 14, 2012

African American Bloggers

There are so many blogs on the Internet today. Many of them specialize in one genre or another. For an African American male looking for a blog about African American issues, the task of finding quality blogs that meet that criteria can be daunting. Doing a Google search on key phrases like "African American bloggers" will yield mixed results at best. This lens is a way to cut through some of the noise and present 50 African American blogs that focus on issues relevant to black men today.

50 African American Blogs

These blogs deal with many issues of particular interest to African American men to include self-empowerment, politics, activism, race and faith. Also included in the list are blogs related to issues and interests of all Americans to include fitness, clothing, health and food. The distinction here is that all the blogs listed are written from an African American perspective and primarily gear their content toward an African American crowd. To be sure, anyone reading these blogs will enjoy them, black, brown, white or otherwise.

Activist Blogs

These blogs have a definite slant towards activism and empowerment in their social commentary.

Business Blogs

These blogs focus on providing tips for online business, general business and how to navigate the workplace

Fatherhood Blogs

These are blogs related to fatherhood and parenting

General Blogs

These blogs cover all topics, fatherhood, politics, social commentary, etc., but all with an African American perspective

Political Blogs

These blogs focus on political news and political commentary

Other Specialty Blogs

These blogs focus on one of the areas not listed above

October 2010 White House Summit
October 2010 White House Summit

African American Bloggers at the White House

Meeting with Obama

African American bloggers represent a powerful voice for the black community. In October 2010 several bloggers were invited to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the state of the black community. It was an excellent opportunity for the President and the government at large to hear what the voice of the young African American blogosphere was saying . It was also an opportunity for the President to tell these writers what they should report back to the community related to what the government is doing to address their concerns and the concerns of their loyal readers.

Click the photo to see what one of the bloggers reported from the meeting.

African American Writers in History

Harlem Renaissance Writers

Before there were blogs and the internet people actually wrote books

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.

Historians disagree as to when the Harlem Renaissance began and ended. The Harlem Renaissance is unofficially recognized to have spanned from about 1919 until the early or mid 1930s. Many of its ideas lived on much longer. The zenith of this "flowering of Negro literature", as James Weldon Johnson preferred to call the Harlem Renaissance, was placed between 1924 (the year that Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life hosted a party for black writers where many white publishers were in attendance) and 1929 (the year of the stock market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression).

African American Writings Delivered in Speech - Martin, Malcolm & Barack

Some of the best writings are delivered in speeches. Here are 3 of my favorite from Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Barack Obama

Books By African American Bloggers

Some African American bloggers are also authors. Here are some of their books.

What's Your Favorite African American Blog?

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End Racism Forever
End Racism Forever

A Final Note on Race and this Lens

Some who read this may want to view it negatively as a lens meant to divide rather than unite. For those people please note that just because you want to do something positive for one group doesn't mean you are doing something negative to another.

- You can be pro-black without being anti-white

- You can like democrats without hating republicans

- You can like the institution of marriage without hating on gay people and gay marriage

Just because you do something to help one group does not mean you want to hurt another. You just want to help - period.

African Americans have specific problems that plague our community that need real discussion by the people who experience it and know it. Many express those issues and solutions through their blogs. Doing so is not racist it is being proactive to try to solve problems. Just as there are children blogs, daddy and mommy blogs, housewife blogs, Chinese blogs, etc. without people batting an eye, I would hope that readers of this lens are just as enlightened when it comes to black people.

One love, and let's end racism forever.

Team Afro

50 Black Blogs 2012
50 Black Blogs 2012

Updates for 2012

The internet is always involving. bloggers come and bloggers go. With that in mind it makes sense to update this lens with new picks for each year. Without further ado here are the new 50 Black Blogs for African Americans. There surely are some that are repeated from last year's list but there are many new additions as well. Enjoy!!

Let me know what you think, who's missing or anything else you wish to share.

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      Dredful Brown 3 years ago

      Thank you for such a great post. I have been visiting this page for a while now and it has motivated me to start my own blog: THANKS!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You can't forget about

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      mcspocky lm 5 years ago

      This is an awesome lens. Well done.

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      TeamAfro LM 6 years ago

      Thanks CMoney. I appreciate the love!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This lens is clearly a genuine product of intense and diligent research. I do hope others appreciate the effort. I PINNED this bad boy! [] This light should not be hidden under a bush. Oh no! :)

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      You've compiled an excellent directory and I agree with your perspective on dividing versus uniting. What matters in ending racism.

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      Zhana 7 years ago

      Excellent lens. Iceman Baldy also lists some Black blogs on one of his lenses.