The 15 Most Share-Worthy Black Blogs and Sites of 2014 was originally published on newsone.com
1. There Are Posts You Read, and Ones You Just Have to Share
You know the ones, where the advice is just so on point, or the analysis so true, that all you can type is, “*Dead*” before you RT or hit the share button on Facebook. At NewsOne, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite blogs and sites that elicit that reaction from us. Have your own favorites? Hit us up @newsone or at https://www.facebook.com/NewsOneOfficial
FOCUS: News and analysis, with a multiracial focus.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Publisher Rinku Sen, editorial director Akiba Solomon, senior news editor Jamilah King and editor-at-large Kai Wright, among others.
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: For a fearlessly deep, investigative dive into matters of race, ethnicity and class.
3. Very Smart Brothas
FOCUS: Commentary and humor about race, sex and pop culture, from a male perspective
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: The “#Blackestname In America Tournament” bracket is reason enough, but the provocative humor and insights don’t stop there.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Founders Damon Young and Panama Jackson
4. A Belle in Brooklyn
FOCUS: Pop culture and relationships, from a black, feminist perspective
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: Fans of Bravo’s “Blood, Sweat and Heels,” will recognize what Lucas’ readers have known all along: she knows what she’s talking about.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Relationship columnist and reality show star Demetria Lucas
5. Crew of 42
FOCUS: News about the black members of the U.S. Congress and the issues they tackle.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Lauren Victoria Burke, who is also managing editor of Politic365
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: You want the inside scoop on what the people who represent us, and our interests are up to.
6. Good Black News
FOCUS: “The good things black people do, give and receive, all over the world.”
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: Because it feels great to take a daily pause from all the ratched news that’s printed to fit, and think, “Yay, Black people!”
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Lori Lakin Hutcherson is founder and editor-in-chief.
7. The Burton Wire
FOCUS: News from the African diaspora, with a global perspective.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Nsenga Burton, CEO and editor-in-chief
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: Because you know there’s more to news about Africa and international black communities than war and famine, and are tired of waiting for the U.S. mainstream news media to get it.
8. Black and Married With Kids
FOCUS: Marriage and parenting advice for African Americans
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Married couple Lamar and Ronnie Tyler
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: For common-sense advice about what it takes to make a marriage work, while raising children, for couples and those who aspire to be part of one.
9. The Shadow League
FOCUS: Sports talk, “with an urban perspective.”
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Founder Keith Clinkscales, who is also CEO of Revolt TV.
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: You’re not only into sports, but the stories behind the games, and how urban culture figures into the mix.
10. Crunk Feminist Collective
FOCUS: Cultural analysis and discourse from a hip hop feminist perspective
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Co-founders Brittney Cooper and Susanna Morris
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: Because when bell hooks called Beyoncé a terrorist, you noticed, and wanted to unpack what it meant.
11. My Brown Baby
FOCUS: Parenting advice and discussion for African Americans
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Journalist and author Denene Milner
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: Super-useful advice, plus a thoughtful take on what it means to be a Black parent (To wit, the op-ed, “Breastfeeding At Graduation Pic Is Some Kinda Wonderful—And Exactly What Black Folk Need To See.”)
12. Three LOL
FOCUS: Politics and culture, including LGBT perspectives
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Married power couple Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: You like a lively and fun discussion about politics, policy and culture, led by two veterans of the Capital Beltway who think – and live – outside the box.
13. Shadow and Act
FOCUS: Black film and filmmakers
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Tambay A. Obenson, indie filmmaker and blogger
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: For the inside scoop for aspiring filmmakers and Black cinema buffs, alike (Like, guess who’s replacing Zoe Saldana in Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis doc?); plus reviews and interviews.
14. The Frugal Feminista
FOCUS: A personal finance and lifestyle blog for women of color
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Founder Kara Stevens
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: You have champagne tastes on a beer budget, and want solid advice from a sister who feels your pain.
15. For Harriet
FOCUS: The political and social lives of black women.
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Publisher and editor-in-chief Kimberly Foster
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: You’re dissatisfied with mainstream representations of black womanhood and crave a real discussion about the public and inner lives of black women.
16. Richard Prince’s Journal-isms
FOCUS: What’s happening in the world of journalism, especially relating to people of color
PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN: Veteran journalist Richard Prince
WHY YOU SHOULD BOOKMARK: The comings, goings, and power moves of media professionals of color – reported out the old-school way — interest you.