The Best Black Blogs and Websites to Read in 2013

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We Got Kids – a self proclaimed love and relationship guru, and most importantly… mom to a set of adorable toddler twins. I felt that there was a definite void in regards to the depiction of fun and positive ‘African American families’. We Got Kidz not only fills that void, but brings a little bit of snark, wit, and levity to the parenting paradigm.

Relationship blog (Nigerian focused) – The Naked Convos is an interactive community designed to create safe spaces where young Nigerians engage in OPEN and HONEST conversations about music, movies, relationship, sports, news, entertainment etc

Hip Hop Located in New York City, the Couch Sessions is the premier destination for alternative urban music and culture. Dubbed as the tastemakers’ tastemaker, The Couch Sessions spotlights all aspects of cutting-edge urban lifestyle ranging from music, art and design, food and drink, film, TV and fashion.  The online magazine has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent.

Black Political Issues – In the summer of 2006, Cheryl Contee, blogging under the pseudonym “Jill Tubman”, launched Jack & Jill Politics. Shortly after meeting at the then-YearlyKos Conference (now Netroots Nation), she brought on Baratunde Thurston aka “Jack Turner.” That was the summer Jack & Jill Politics was born.

Black Men’s Style Guide Gentlemen’s Standard is ambitiously redefining how gentlemen of color approach life, culture, and style. Founded in 2008, this site arose from a dissatisfaction with how men of color are sometimes portrayed in various media outlets. Moreover, this site was created due to a dissatisfaction with how some gentlemen of color portrayed themselves.

This Week in Blackness As the name implies, This Week In Blackness, covers the week in blackness. Editor in Chief includes Elon James White who collaborates on productions with L. Joy Williams and Aaron Rand Freeman.

The Urban Urbanite A sophisticated urban lifestyle blog where topics range from food & drink, travel & leisure and art & culture to personal reflections, rants and ramblings on current events, life and happenstance.

United Black America United Black America is more than a website! Our Strategy as a legitimate organization consists of addressing five major illnesses specific to the Black community with tangible and immediate solutions. The five major illnesses and our approach to them are as follows…read more.

Compilation Lists

130 of the Best Black Websites –

50 Blogs Written by Happy Black Women

The Root’s 30 Black Bloggers You Should Know

The Root’s 25 Best Black Bloggers for 2012 –

30 Black Women Bloggers You Should Know

50 Black Blogs for African Americans (sorted by type) –

100 Best Websites for African Americans

And last but not least, SBM, WE ALL WE GOT! Please share any websites, blogs, or bloggers we left off that you think people should be reading in 2013 in the comment section below. If you’re a writer or site administrator interested in working with us on future projects or submitting a guest post, please view our Contact Us page.

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  • Thetoolsman

    Wow! WOW! This is Thetoolsman repping TheNakedConvos straight out of Lagos Nigeria and I'd just like to say a huge thank you to you guys for putting us out there. Mean so much.

    • awoli

      I'm so proud of TNC!

  • Nice list, I ll keep an eye on these blogs and websites. I already check out thenakedconvos from time to time.
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  • mara

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'm already enjoying

    Please also check out
    there are some good funny dating stories there.

  • Great list. I wish you would have provided one that not only talks about dating but also handling finances. There is a huge demand for money management skills in the black community.
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    • Apologies, I was out of town when this post ran. If you have any suggestions, please drop them in the comments section for our readers. Thanks!

  • Thank you first and foremost for making this list and thank you for having me on this list. I am so surprised.

  • Semina

    This was a good list. I like to also read blackgirlsareeasy!!

  • oh ok…

    Thanks You WIM!
    Just lost my old list of fav blogs so this is much appreciated! :)

  • krystllyght

    Thanks for the list. I’ve been hoping to find some good marriage blogs.

  • Bree

    Good list.
    One I also want to refer is –
    On Facebook –
    I'm refering this site on behalf of my girl Milah.
    It's similar to some other relationship blogs, with the exception that it discusses all aspects of finance in relation to relationships. It also discusses personal finance, employment, budgeting, money management, entrepreneurship, the economy, investing and financial planning.
    Great blog to check out and gain knowledge on money matters. Ladies we all know – "no romance without finance." *smile*

  • naysue

    I would have loved to have made the list! I have a black literature and culture blog titled Black Girl Lost in a Book. I visit your site often and already linked it to my own blog roll. Happy reading!
    My recent post Tuesday Teaser: I Am Legend

  • Bree

    Naysue I'll check you out. I love Literature and books.

  • Sith King Jordan

    hm…no techie blogs?

    no disrespect to those listed, but ah…i'm started to get more interested in roms than dates, lol.

    • Apologies, I was out of town when this post ran. If you have any tech-style blog suggestions, please drop them in the comments section for our readers. Thanks!

  • KrazyKay

    I had no idea there were so many Black Blogs, I am looking forward to perusing them.

  • Briaan

    Good list, however i'd also recommend for guys looking for tips on fashion/grooming and life.

  • John Valentine

    If you haven't read the Black Talking Points Blog at you are definitely missing out on some of the most provocative, informative, and interesting information concerning African-Americans ever published. I guarantee you have never read a blog like this. Period! Black Talking Points will inform, educate and amaze you with the depths of the black experience, debunking more than 500 years of white, racist scholarship that depict the black race as an ignorant, divided and inferior. Read for yourself and see how your thinking on a whole range of subjects changes.

  • Kesha

    Fantastic list! Thank you for including We Got Kidz!

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  • Oh my, let me first say I am so sorry I hadn't stopped by to say thank you for including us on your list! I did not get a notice that you had linked to the site. I really appreciate you including Still Dating My Spouse. Yes it is very important to understand that you must continue to date because "To Date Your Spouse is to Know Your Spouse".

  • Good List. Add on under entertainment and you'll be all set!
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  • nj

    Swirl Girl Army ( is a lifestyle/fashion website for the modern day mutli-racial/multi-ethnic/ mulit-cultural Swirl Girl!!!

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    My recent post Since My Last Post…

  • This is a really good list

  • vito

    obama licks balls

  • Gary

    Did anyone else pick up on this story that was largely ignired by the mainstream media?

    "Atlanta Jewish Times publisher resigns over Obama 'assassination' column
    Andrew Adler suggested Israel should assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

    Reuters – 19.5.11 U.S.
    By Haaretz
    Published 21:50 23.01.12

    The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, who suggested Israel should assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama, has resigned from his post, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Monday.

    Adler, who has since apologized for his article, listed three options for Israel to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons in an article published in his newspaper last Friday. The first is to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah, the second is to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and the third is to “give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.”

    Adler goes on to write: “Yes, you read “three correctly.” Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If have thought of this Tom-Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?"

    According to JTA's report, Adler announced Monday that he is “relinquishing all day-to-day activities effective immediately,” and that he named John McCurdy as interim managing editor."

  • gotellthat

    niggas love ones
    1/2 of 1%
    1st black to…
    exception to the rule wanabe like Mike.
    void the group praise the soloist.
    spot light on token ones not the group.
    I got rights civil gave up community no group.
    uncle Tom Sam same plan
    no group no community no market no wealth no justice

    Your love ones
    hollie hoe for award
    plantation ones
    just niggas on plantation same game enslavement only workin for one.
    naw PE no group no justice never peace
    niggas love massah
    black man you have no group no community no market no wealth no power no control no justice no peace – your keys 8 but niggas love ones lol.

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