African-American Bloggers You Should Know


It never fails, blogging produces lists, and lists produce questions. Lots of them. When you bring the exclusion of certain races into question, then you are walking a fine line between truth-telling, and an ongoing discussion that make lots of folk uncomfortable. Well, I’m here to tell you that there is no reason to be uncomfortable, just aware. When I started this blogging journey almost four years ago, I didn’t realize that black women weren’t represented like we should be. I mean, with our buying power from all things hair, beauty, home, style and for our children, you would think that we would be a highly sought after group for PR and marketing firms. African-American Bloggers are a group of individuals that are constantly overlooked when it comes to blogging “best  of” lists and all too often people feel if there is one, then the list is complete. We’re so much more than that. 

We’re moms, wives, students, doctors, teachers, and INFLUENCERS. We talk, people listen, and it’s time to be recognized for it. Do I want to be separate? Heck no, but until we are included, we’re going to have to be inclusive! Plus, how are you all going to find greatness if we never share each other with you. One of these days, the world will be the accepting place we want and need, and we won’t have to look for the ONE lady to represent, or the ONE person of color to represent, or the ONE insert another minority type here to represent. 

Did you know that our racial group is set to spend $1.1 TRILLION in 2015? TRILLION people! That’s a lot of influence! 

Do I still have you? I really hope that I do. My friend Brandi over at Mama Knows It All compiled a list of Black Mom Bloggers you should know. Today, I’m sharing African-American bloggers  you should know in general. We’ll cover the span of everything, and like her list, mine will always be added to. I’m not copying anyone from her list so that we won’t have repeats, but we’re here! If you have some that you want to share with me, leave them in the comments WE WANT TO GROW! 

Roshini – Glamazini

Sugar – Who Is Sugar

Keonte – Mommy2K

Taya – Mrs. TDJ

Dwana – House On A Hill 

Tamara – Natural Hair Rules

Yolonda – Notorious Spinks 

Lakesha – Uncommon Chick

Tonia – The Chatty Momma

Lori – Miss Lori TV 

DanyelleThe Cubicle Chick 

Raijean – Swa-Rai Blog

Antoinette  – Sister Save A Lot 

Christie – Chatterbox Christie 

Patrice – Afrobella

Nikki – Nikki and the City

Luvvie – Awesomely Luvvie 

Regina – The Broken Brown Egg

Choya – The Real Frugal Divas

Trina – Baby Shopaholic 

Rene – Good Enough Mother 

Sidney – Hysterical Mom 

Terez – D’Babbeta 

Danielle – DaniFaust

Tara – Young Mommy Life 

Renee – Cutie Booty Cakes 

Jennifer – Baby Making Machine 

DeneneMy Brown Baby

Melanie – She’s Write

Quiana – Harlem Lovebirds

Carroll – Love Design Life

Kitty – Kitty Bradshaw

Christen – Divas And Dorks 

Telisha – Goddess Intellect 

Jennifer – Jael Custom Designs 

Oseye – The Brand Theorem

Tawnya – The Soul Stepford

Kris – Little Tech Girl 

Eric – Makes Me Wanna Holler 

Fred – Mocha Dad

LaShawn – Everyday Eyecandy

To be continued…


  1. Jennifer aka Baby Making Mama says:

    Look at this! Two totally different awesome lists in two days. Brands have no excuse now. And wow, I’ve got some reading to do!

    I also noticed Black Girl Long Hair’s new baby blog has a list going as well.

    It’s about time something like this was done.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  2. K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy says:

    I definitely agree that to have as much spending power as we do, African-American bloggers are overlooked when it comes to big opportunities and making influential/top blogger lists. And if we are included, I feel like it’s often for the sake of having that token Black blogger. I don’t feel like a lot of companies go out of there way to really check us out and get to know us to find out what we can offer them and how we can be of mutual benefit to each other.

  3. Keonte says:

    Friend, you are amazing. This box is too small to list all of the ways. Thank you and Brandi for shining light on what sometimes feels like dim efforts. WE are here! WE are not to be ignored. Recognize us. There is a lot being offered.

    While I have a loooonnng way to go on my blogging journey and am still learning how to navigate through this identity crisis, I can’t help but feel honored to be on such a list. I am always surprised by all the bloggers that I have yet to discover. I cannot thank you enough for bringing them to my attention.

    I have a few to add. I’ll come back to do so.

    I can’t wait to see how brands respond…or not.

  4. Quiana says:

    Thank you for including me! I love that your list is To Be Continued. Sometimes these lists seem to be so definitive but I think the beauty of the community is how much we’re growing!

  5. Trevia baltimore says:

    It would be an honor to be featured here. I love blogging but often find myself wondering where is the representation of other women of color in the blogging community. Glad to have found this! I keep it humble and love making new blog buddies, so if anyone is interested in linking up, LET’S!

  6. Tyra says:

    Hello! I thank you for compiling this list, as it can be quite exhausting trying to pin point bloggers if you are not familiar with their sites organically. By chance do you have a list of Chicago Bloggers?

    I appreciate your help. Love your site.

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