Pop Culture is nice and certainly can be interesting, but by definition it’s all style and little substance. You read it, digest it and by tomorrow it’s forgotten. It’s like substituting popcorn for your dinner every night. Tastes good, but after a week you realize you’ve gotten no real nutrition.
There’s a lot of pop culture on the web designed to keep you eating the popcorn every night. On the other hand there are a host of African American blogs giving you the real meat and potatoes that will feed and nourish you. Without further ado here is the new list of top black blogs 2012.
Let me start by saying although we are not repeating some of the blogs from last year’s list: 50 African American Blogs for Black Men, ALL of them (who are still blogging regularly) are still excellent reading choices and we still recommend them, but we have to make room for the new crop. Also, this is not an exhaustive list so if there is someone not listed add them to the comments so we can include them in 2013.
50 Black Blogs for African Americans 2012 - "The List"
|Black Informant||Still one of my absolute favorites. This man does his research and writes - well|
|Field Negro||Still the strongest and the most unapologetic. All hail the Field Negro|
|Prometheus 6||Posts are short and to the point, but with this blog less is more|
|United Black America||I knew they would be strong when they started out last year. They have not disappointed. You will always learn something here|
|Uptown Notes||Some of the highest quality writing on the web|
|The Hustler's Notebook||Positive energy and great advice for entrepreneurs|
|MarleeWard.com||Great business advice for entrepreneurs with a laid back style|
|Rise and Grind||Very unique page layout to go along with interesting content. Love the time estimates to read each post.|
|La Shawn Barber’s Corner||Blogging since '03. Well published and very good|
|The Old Black Church||Excellent Christian blog with loyal following|
|The Gentlemen’s Standard||High style and fashion. Very classy and well written. No saggy jeans here|
|Street Etiquette||Very stylish, great photos|
|Urban Gentleman||Lots of good fashion to look at plus great articles. For the young urban male|
|Black Youth Project||Young people writing about what matters to them. Good stories, positive vibe and highly recommended for the younger set|
|The Jose Vilson||Life from an educator's perspective. Very nice design and the content is top notch|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler||Great blog for black fathers. Covers parenting, fatherhood and relationships|
|Mocha Dad||Three kids and still has time to blog. A veteran with blogging skills.|
|Cook This... Get Laid||Mona is funny and has a great blog. Sexy, funny and well written with lots of recipes plus good relationship advice|
|Frugivore Magazine||For the vegetarians and healthy eaters. More than a blog with great tips on health and nutrition|
|My Life Runs on Food||Still makes me hungry every time I visit|
|For the Fellas|
|The Well Versed||Lifestyle blog for men with a sports focus. Latest MMA and boxing news plus features on music and women|
|For the Ladies|
|For Harriet||The writing is excellent quality. Good topics of interest to today's black woman. No gossip or foolishness here|
|AfroBlog||The official blog of The Black Man Survival Guide. Not being vain, we just think it's very good|
|Afrospear||A Think Tank For People Of African Descent. The Godfather of black blogging|
|Average Bro||Still "poppin' tags" and just as fresh as ever|
|Black Gives Back||If you think black people don’t care, read this bog and you will see the light. Full of articles about philanthropists donating their time and money to serve our communities|
|Electronic Village||Funny and on point with a strong and very loyal community|
|theFreshXpress Blog Network||A network of strong young bloggers for the new generation|
|From Ashy 2 Classy||Besides having one of the coolest titles for a blog the writing is always interesting|
|Lance Scurv||Artist, writer, activist and all around badass. The unapologetic blog from Lance Scurvin. Funny, raw, real and uncut.|
|This Week in Blackness||Video based and very funny. Part of the NewsOne family focused on pop culture|
|Healthy Black Men||Health and fitness for black men. Very good health articles and a sprinkle of social commentary|
|O Hell Nawl||If you're looking for laughs in your blog this is the place to go.|
|This is Your Conscience||Keeping it really real. Not for the weak of heart, but you will laugh when you read this blog|
|Anderson At Large||A personal favorite. Faye Anderson is getting the real story straight from the source. Politics and activism.|
|Black Snob||Usually we don't like "snobs" but this one writes a quality political blog.|
|The Black Sphere||If you’re a Republican and you hate Obama you’ll love this blog. If you’re going to go right, you go all the way with Kevin Jackson|
|Jack and Jill Politics||Strong political blog with a large following. One of the best in the business.|
|Oliver Willis||"Like kryptonite to stupid". With a tagline like that you will always make this list|
|The Urban Politico||A strong team of writers working hard for you. Politics and social commentary|
|We Are Respectable Negroes||Respectable yes, but very strong minded and opinionated.|
|Relationships and Marriage|
|Black and Married with Kids||Just like the title says. A very positive blog about black family life|
|Single Black Male||Always keeping it real and interesting. Quality blog for the young black men (and the women who want to understand them).|
|Very Smart Brothas||Excellent relationship blog for young black men. Always makes you think and very, very, funny|
|We Got Kidz||Life with kids. A very funny blog addressing parenting, relationships and romance|
For the Readers: These brothers and sisters are working HARD to entertain and educate. Show them some love on their respective sites. They deserve it!
For the Bloggers: If you’re a blogger and looking for a conference to go check out this EXCELLENT list of conferences courtesy of BlogConferenceGuide.com.
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