February 1, 2014

Introduce Yourself

Hotep! My vision for the Electronic Village is simple. I want you to feel that you have entered a warm and welcoming enclave where you can rest for a moment under our baobob tree and share libations with fellow villagers.

Just relax for a moment in your hectic surfing through cyberspace ... relax and enjoy the vibe of our Electronic Village.

We hope that our voice is a worthy one in the blogosphere. The Electronic Village strives to share information that uplifts people of African descent throughout the diaspora. There are a number of ways that you can hear our drumbeat in a timely manner. However, we realize that it is your drumbeat that makes us better. Please comment freely on any post that you read here in the Electronic Village.

If you have any questions, or want to promote your blog then you can do this here! Just leave a 'comment' to this post.
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Keith said...

Villager,

Trust me when I say that your Electronic Village is more than worthy in the blogosphere. It truly is a great place to refuel the mind.

Villager said...

Beany Lion of the Desert informs me that Electronic Village translates to "Wioska elektroniczna" in Poland. Just another little known Village factoid!

Danielle said...

I just want to add that we are all people of African descent. Once that is truly realized and honored only then can we look to all the Earth's people's as family. Sometimes I think that way, way, way back in our collective development a shift occurred where some looked to our ancestors and those who still resemble them as a part of a backward past. Realizing and honoring our beginnings both historically and in our personal lives allows us to reach higher aspirations in the future.
The Village is a place for growth and unity with and within all cultures. Once that unity is recognized globally by all people, heaven shall really be upon us. Wayne you are the facilitator allowing such a future to be.

A GROWN AZZED WOMAN said...

Hi everybody! This is a great idea Villager. Love your blog.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Yes, worthy, worthy, worthy...

Native Son said...

Village:

Thanks for showing my blog page some love. I appreciate it.

Latimer Williams said...

The Village is a place of comfort and knowledge. You should be commended on this blog and always keep facilitating thought.

Villager said...

Keith - Talking about your blog today with a Detroit native and she reminded me of Walt 'Baby' Love. Is he still broadcasting in Detroit? Anyhow, asante sana for your kind words.

Danielle - You are OV -- original villager! I'm very grateful to you for your inspiration and support.

Grown Azzed Woman, Paula, Native Son & Latimer - Asante sana! I feel the same sense of belonging whenever I wander from this village into those that you have created here in the blogosphere. Let's grow & learn together.

peace, Villager

Sylvia Hubbard said...

I'm Sylvia from Detroit. single mother with three kids. Author and blogger of How to love a black woman

Yemi said...

Hi,

My name is Yemi. I am from Ethiopia. I currently live in Dalian, China.

I really like this idea of electronic village:)

Ndeyefatou said...

Hi everyone. My name is Fa, originally from Senegal and I currently live in DC. U've got a great community here Villager. I love ur posts!! Very instructive. Keep it up!!!

Char said...

Hi, Villager!

This is a great blog and I look forward to being a member of this vibrant and loving community. My passion is helping myself and others grow bigger than the obstacles to our success. I blog about success, empowerment, and personal development on my site, www.CoachChar.com. I'll be around, adding my 2 cents and enjoying the vibe here in the Electonric Village. Drop in and see me sometime!

Submitted with love,
Char Slaughter
Personal Development Facilitator
www.CoachChar.com

Kimberly Michelle said...

You definitely have a novel idea going here and I'm glad that you're sharing it with bloggers around the world. Keep up the great posts.

Kimberly Michelle said...

Oh, and I've heard Walt Baby Love broadcasting in Durham, NC. He does the top 100 on the weekend...

Villager said...

Sylvia - Thank you for visiting with us. I hope you come back often. Since you are from Detroit you should check out The D Spot. It is a worthy blog originating from the heart of Detroit!

Yemi - Ethiopia to China. Sista, you have a story to tell! I thought I was doing something by moving from Los Angeles to Detroit to New York to Cincinnati ... but, Ethiopia to China has me beat! Anyhow, welcome to da Village!

Ndeyefatou - Asante sana! It is much easier to invest time in creating and maintaining a blog when you know that others are enjoying the flow. There are a number of excellent Afrikan-centered blogs in our nation's capital. I hope you'll visit often.

Char & Kimberly - Thank you both very much for the kind words. I hope to read more from each of you over time.

peace, Villager

Anonymous said...

Hello 'Village' Admin and readers !

John here , from Ireland .
We share - in some ways - a common bond re political and historical repression , which is the subject of the award-nominated blog I assist with .
Best of luck - and continued success - to both our efforts !

Slán go fóill anois ,
John ,
Dublin .
http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com

RedHotBlue! said...

Hello Villager,
Thanks for checking our my blog, www.discoverblackheritage.com. I just thought I would return the favor this afternoon and take a look around your space. I definitely like the vibe....I'll be back.

BloggingWriter said...

This is a great idea, Villager. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Edrea said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog at DogonVillage.com. Your village is inspiring and thought-provoking. I will check back often and link back.

Keep up the great writing!

Villager said...

John (Ireland), redhotblue!, bloggingwriter and edrea - Please enjoy the written libations from our Electronic Village whenever you have time or inclination. I encourage you to fav us on Technorati so you can hear our drum beating you whenever a new post is shared here in our village. Mostly, I just hope that you find the discussion inviting and uplifting.

peace, Villager

Stine said...

Hello, I'm Stine from Norway, mife, mum of 6 and beast-keeper. Would probably fit right in to an African Village... Thanks for peeping into my world.

Villager said...

stine - Is breast-keeper a synonym for WOMAN? I hadn't seen it used in a sentence before and I figured I should ask first ... Anyhow, welcome to the Electronic Village. I hope that you find reasons to come back and visit with us on days other than Monday!

peace, Villager

DP said...

This is DP from Houston, TX and I really like your blog and the whole Afrospear idea. I linked to your Black Spending Power posts today, will also put up a link to the Electronic Village from my place at There... Already. Keep up the excellent work.

Villager said...

Denise - It is a pleasure to have you visit our Electronic Village. I look forward to returning the favor on your blog. Let your voice be heard on any of our posts. We enjoy the dialogue! I will take steps to add you to our blogroll as well.

peace, Villager

Sherri said...

just came across your blog today through mybloglog.com. what a treat! keep up the good work.

Villager said...

Sherri - MyBlogLog is quite a powerful service for us bloggers. My traffic went up at least threefold once I actively participated in the MBL community. Anyhow, thank you for visiting the Electronic Village. I'm going to go check out your blog right now!

peace, Villager

Phil Russell said...

Dear Villager:

My white Morom friend and I began collaborating on some projects in theoretical physics and we stumbled into working on race relations. I hope that our experiences can show that we all have some common ground.

Peace, Phil
URL: http://cyberlog.wordpress.com
http://thenewg.wordpress.com

Villager said...

Phil - Thank you for taking time to introduce yourself ... and for sharing the link to the work that you & your partner are doing. Theoretical physics may be out of my range ... but, I'm always down to learn more about the positive aspects of 'race relations'!

peace, Villager

UntrainedEye said...

Thanks for visiting my WW post

Villager said...

Untrained Eye - You're welcome. Let's plan to do it again next Wednesday!

Shaz said...

Hi Villager, this is an amazing site which I stumbled across through Wordless Wednesday & Manic Monday. I'll be doing a little linky love post to this welcoming village very soon, take care all x x x x x

Villager said...

Shaz - It is great to have link-love! I'm glad that you enjoy the flava of our village and I hope you come back often!

peace, Villager

African Federation Now! said...

Love your site my brother. For even more positive news from the continent check out my blog at http://AfricanFederatioNow.blogspot.com

Asante & Peace

Villager said...

African Federation Now - I will come by to visit your village now.

peace, Villager

Ingrid said...

Thank you for rolling through and checking me out! I appreciate new voices and I love feedback. I was skimming through your spot yesterday and the more I read the more I enjoy! I hope you stop by through and sit awhile. Have a Great Day!

Villager said...

Ingrid - I appreciate your kind words. I'll be in your village more often!

peace, Villager

reasonable robinson said...

Thankyou for pointing me to your blog, congratulations on producing a very rich environment and something that exemplifies the spirit of what blogging has enabled. How cool is that! that a guy from the UK can be invited to this virtual space and stop by for a while. Peaceful times to you and those close to you! RR

Villager said...

RR - It was great to find you in the Blogging for Fame contest. I'm heading over to view your blog now. I hope you have occassion to come back to our village again in the future!

peace, Villager

George Boston Rhynes said...

When and if you are reading and want a little more stuff of value for your brain. Please check out: http://community.freespeech.org/journal/4052
Thanks! George Boston Rhynes

Brian Mandabach said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog about the Jena Six. Carrie Jones, who is published by FLUX, as I am, let me know about it on her livejournal. Keep up the good work. As well as a writer, I am a teacher. If you have any good resources or sites for teens, let me know.

Villager said...

George & Brian - Thank you very much for sharing information about your blog and your introductions. I hope you find reason to visit often!

peace, Villager

Two Feathers said...

I really enjoyed my visit to the Village. The list of introductions itself is an amazement to me. "Breast Keeper" love that title! You have my full support!
Blessing.

shae-shae said...

Hello All,

Happy Labor Day Weekend. I come here often because of the vibe. You'll be seeing me here again soon... ;o)

greasycharlotte said...

Hey Villager,
You are the bomb-diggity!
As a matter of fact, I'm heading over to link to you right now.

Peace & Blessings,

Claire said...

Greetings Villager, Tis i Claire from the UK.

I hear the drums clearly over here and always have my thoughts provoked.

I think stine said Beast keeper not Breast keeper! as in she has animals and children at home :)

Villager said...

Claire - Dayum! "Breast"-keeper was so much more interesting (smile). Thanx for visiting us from Great Britain. Did you watch the 10-year anniversary of the death of Princess Diana last week?

Two Feathers, Shae-Shae & Greasy Charlotte - Asante sana! We look forward to your village voice being shared often with us!

peace, Villager

Amani Channel said...

Villager. Did BlogsGoneWild touch your page? It looks great! Can a brotha get some blogroll love? PEACE!!

Amani Channel
The Urban Reporter

Villager said...

Yes, se7en did a wonderful redesign of my blog this past week.

btw, I've added you to my blogroll today. You should consider becoming part of The AfroSpear!

peace, Villager

CAVITEMYR-WORLD said...

Hi:
I just posted a link to my principal Blog: www.somethingtosayworld.blogspot.com.
And I plan on doing the same with my main Site: www.primroseoriginals.com or/primrose-the Home Page. Keep on keeping on with interesting and informative topics and articles that affect peoples of African descent and beyond. Best Wishes, CAVITEMYR-WORLD/Carlos!

Villager said...

Carlos - We are very appreciative of the link-love and your recent visit to our village. I hope that you will continue to visit with us on a regular basis.

peace, Villager

omalley77 said...

I just joined here to make comments. I registered a few days ago when the ordeal of the Jena 6 was brought to my attention. As soon as I read the story I sent a fax to the Governor of Louisiana, blistering her for not standing up for these kids, and for her apparent unconcern for the problem of racism.
Now this morning I got an email about the red truck with nooses. I was glad to see the boys were arrested.
I'd like to give you all a little bit of my background and what kind of person I am before I go any further.
I was born in 1958 and was raised in the south. I've seen racism first hand all my life. It ain't pretty in fact it makes me sick to my stomach. I have never understood the mentality of a racist. How can you judge a entire race of people because of the color of their skin ? I say judge because the word seems to fit here.
Like the old saying "you can't judge a book by it's cover". All my life every person I've met I have either liked or disliked them on who they are individualy. I am a Christian and as such I view the entire world as God's people. The good and the bad.
I have spent my life working and trying to save a little money. I vote because I have that right, and I know that my right to vote was earned by my ancestors in fact the fight was for recognition that I am not chattel nobody owns me.
Up until January of this year I voted for the lesser of two evils and let it go at that. Trusting that there were enough Christian leaders and groups to make sure the government was doing right by the people. After January I have become a full fledged activist. I am mad as hell and I ain't going to take it anymore. I've learned more than enough about our corruption in government to make me want to give it up and go back to where I was before Jan. 2007. Some days are so discouraging I just have to take time away from the fight. Then I think of our American soldiers, past and present I'm sure they have days like that too, difference is they don't have the option of taking a day off when it gets too much to stand.
What got to me so much to make me mad as hell ? One thing, and from there one thing after another on a daily basis.
That one first thing ? A situation similar to the Jena six. Only one similarity though and that was two men arrested, when a three day suspension would have been too much but acceptable. These two men were unjustly tried and convicted to serve 10 and 11 years in prison. They have to serve in solitary confinement for their own protection. One of them was put into the general population with the warden and guards well aware that was putting his life in danger. It was not a matter of if but when he would be attacked by the other prisoners. When he was attacked they beat him so badly he still is having problems with his health. Both these men are Hispanic, guess who beat the one ? A group of Hispanics. Why ? Because he was a former Border Patrol Officer by the name of Ignacio Ramos. His fellow officer also cnvicted Jose Compean.

Over the months since January there have been several more arrests of Border Patrol Officers. All of them on BS charges !
The President of this country could have stepped up to the plate just like the sorry Louisiana governor could and demanded true justice. But no neither of them care enough about right and wrong to lift one finger to help.

I don't know about yall but I think that all the people in this country legally had better start uniting as Americans. The more divided we are the easier it makes it for the corrupt government to sell us out. Make no mistake that is literaly what is happening. If we don't unite and I mean fast there won't be anything left to fight for and what is left we will not be able to fight for it because we will be living in a country controlled by the United Nations. There are many Americans who refuse to acknowledge the truth they would rather go to work come home and sit in front of the TV watching the mind numbing sitcoms, listening to the biased media (which they also refuse to believe is biased). The recent summit in Canada with our president, Mexicos "president" and Canadas Prime Minister ? this is not the first time the leaders of these three countrys have gotten together to discuss the Security and Prosperity Partnership of a North American Union. It is however the first to recieve national attention and outrage. People are slowly finding out that the concept of a One World government is not just some weird conspiracy theory. All three leaders when questioned about what they discussed laughed at us and said "what are you so upset about, we are only discussing the import of jelly beans and chocolate" All three deny they are planning on combining our three countrys into one big country.

Is this what you want ? I sure don't. America ain't perfect by a long shot but it is OUR'S damnit. It is a sovereign country one nation under God.

The government has done it's best to take our christianity away by not defending it. Now it is okay for a Muslim child in a public school (in some states) to roll out the prayer mat several times a day But Christians ? OH NO prayer in school was outlawed when I was in sixth grade.

Okay I've ranted enough for this one time and it may very well be my last because I have waited unto the very end of my post to tell you I am white and female (thus the previous mentioned fight of my ancestors (women) to be recognised as individuals and not chatell) If you don't want me here just say so and I wont be back. But I will continue to fight for right over wrong no matter where or who.

Villager said...

)O'Malley - Welcome! I hope you will come back often to share your thoughts on the various topics that we discuss. Our Electronic Village is open to anyone regardless of race, national origin, color or gender. I look forward to seeing you again in the future!

btw, I appreciate your story as well. Never judge a book by its cover!

Babette said...

I am so glad to hear your voice! Visit my blog - Changing Perspectives-www.elizabetheames.blogspot.com for news from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Abrazos -

Villager said...

Babette - Asante sana for your kind words. I'm heading over to your Changing Perspectives blog right now!

Darla Mack said...

Greetings all, I'm Darla and I run a mobile technology weblog at darlamack.blogs.com. What's unique and somewhat crazy about this is that there are limited few African American's, let alone females in this type of mobile industry, so that makes me the only one (that I'm aware of). It gets a bit frustrating at times trying to keep up with the 'big boys' but I've pulled my wait for almost 4 years now.

I'm married with 3 boys and they think their mom is "techy cool". Lol my 8 years old calls me that.

Villager said...

Darla - You are very unique ad "techy cool" ... and we are grateful to you for sharing your village voice with us whenever you have time or inclination!

Color Online said...

Hi Villager,

Thank you so much for showcasing Color Online in your Movie feature. We are a small, but growing community. I am glad we connected. I'll be back regularly to support and learn from the Electronic Village.
Peace,
zawadi

Villager said...

Z - Yes, our community is growing. Please feel free to invite other progressive Black bloggers that you know to join The AfroSpear.

Thank you for introducing yourself. We look forward to seeing your village voice often in the future.

Aunk said...

Hetep and Respect good spirits, it is good to see the village alive and well up here in cyberspace thanks for inviting me.

Villager said...

Aunk - Thank you very much for sharing your village voice. You didn't ask ... but your blog is ranked #481 (out of 539) on the current BBR.

That Girl Boo said...

Sup, Villager,

This is ya sista girl and health watch lady Boo. Thank Your for your initial support, you were the first one to welcome me when I began blogging, for that you gained a loyal fan (and I really enjoy reading your blog), and adding a comment so you know I was there-smile.

Together United Well Never be-well you know the rest, rock on black bloggers.

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

Im down, blog roll me if u can

msladydeborah said...

Hello,
I am introducing myself as you requested. msladydeborah is my name.
I am working my way through the blogosphere. This was my stop today. My blog is From My Brown Eyed View. I hope you stop by and check it out.

Villager said...

All Mi-T - Ask and ye' shall receive. You're on my blogroll. Did you know that your blog is ranked #155 (out of 541) in the Black Blog Rankings?

Villager said...

Ms. Lady Deborah - Welcome to our village. I hope you find reasons to come back often. Link whatever you want. Share your village voice whenever possible.

btw, your blog is ranked #491 (out of 542) on the Black Blog Rankings...

SagaciousHillbilly said...

I've always wanted to sit under a baobob tree.

Thanks for the spot.

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

Villager,
take a trip to the other village. You Better Recognize-Voice of Awareness in the Village

...and I'm also a detroiter :)

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

I'm adding you to my blogroll of fame...would love it if you'd reciprocate :)

Villager said...

IVentByBlogging - Your blog is currently being tracked on the Black Blog Rankings. You Better Recognize is currently ranked #318 (out of 569)

Blupanther said...

Thank you for this site. We at Jamati Online are proudly black owned/operated and showcasing black beauty in all its forms! Http://www.jamati.com

Villager said...

blupanther - Your website is jam-packed with information that is uplifting for people of African descent. Thank you for sharing the 411 with us here in our village. I hope you come back often in 2008...

Miriam said...

Hi Villager,

What language is Harambee? I am glad to have found your blog via Mes Deux Cent. Looking forward to reading more. Its already interesting!

Villager said...

Miriam - Harambee comes from the kiswahili language as I understand it. I learned it as part of the Kwanzaa cultural holiday celebrated Dec 26-Jan 1 in America.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Villager,
Great site. Congratulations.

Villager said...

Whited Sepulchre - It is a pleasure to welcome new villagers to join us by the virtual baobob tree.

Care to share the origin of your moniker, Whited Sepulchre?

geder said...

Hello Folks!,

I'm excited to be here (by clicking on links) and will become a frequent visitor.

By way of introduction, I'm George Geder; family historian, photo restorer, writer, lecturer...you'll get a better idea if you check out my blog. :)

Peace,
"Guided by the Ancestors"

Villager said...

George - Welcome to our village. I hope you enjoy the vibe. I know you will enjoy the interaction with the other villagers that share a seat under our baobob tree.

I see that you are your family's historian. Does that mean you are active with genealogy?

SheCodes said...

Okay I'm finally joining the Village... no more lurking, LOL!

Love the blog. Even when I disagree, I find myself smiling.

Villager said...

SheCodes - It truly means a lot to know that you are reading our blog. I hope that now that you've officially come out of ~lurk~ mode we can hear your village voice whenever the mood or post strikes you.

For what it's worth, your blog is BBR #476 this month...

The Love Collective said...

Well, how can we get join the Electronic Village?

http://boughettonews.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

Love Collective - The easiest way to connect with our village is to subscribe via FeedBurner.

Welcome and we look forward to your village voice over the coming days and weeks!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

..chk out my post about the King THANK WE FREE

Villager said...

All-Mi-T - Thank you for sharing the link to your MLK reflection. Very well said!

Coffey0072 said...

Just stumbled onto your blog. And enjoyed it thoroughly. I've linked you onto my list.

Cheers!

Villager said...

Coffey - Asante sana for visiting our blog. I hope that we give you reason to come back often.

For what it's worth, your blog is currently BBR #400 (out of 731).

Phillip M. Bailey said...

Hey Electronic Village, I love the ease that you've provided people to find black blogs. Mine is new to the Afrosphere (b. Jan. 2, 2008) but I knew I wasn't alone.

Just reaching out to you and others by way of Lou., KY over here at The SOULution.

Check it out and let me know what you think. Or subscribe.

Peace & Freedom,
Phillip M. Bailey

Villager said...

Phillip - It is great to see new talent coming into the afrosphere. I've added your blog to the Black Blog Rankings. The Feb 2008 rankings will be coming out soon.

Right now, your blog is BBR #519 (out of 743).

Kismet.4 said...

Hellloooooo Village!

I wasn't sure who to send this but I thought this was as good a place as any to post this exciting conference on Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora Studies! Abdul Alkalimat, Alexander Weheliye and DJ Spooky set to speak!


Call for Posters and Demonstrations

Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora Studies Conference

University of Maryland, College Park May 2-3, 2008

URL: http://www.mith2.umd.edu/diaspora2008

The Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora Studies
Conference is issuing a call for posters that highlight digital
humanities projects, tools or techniques or work in progress as they
relate to the themes of the conference. We especially encourage
submissions from independent scholars and scholars associated with
academic institutions. Posters may include a demonstration,
traditional printed poster, or a combination of both. Wireless
internet access will be available at the poster venue.

Short abstracts (250-500 words) should be submitted to Neil Fraistat
at fraistat@umd.edu by 6 p.m. on February 25, 2008. The proposals will
be reviewed by the planning committee and successful applicants will
be notified by March 10, 2008. The poster session will take place on
the afternoon of May 3, 2008.

This conference will address the increasing centrality of digitization
to the archiving of materials, as well as the growth of digital
technology in the teaching, scholarship and artistic production in the
field of African American/African Diaspora Studies. The conference is
a collaboration involving the African American/African Diaspora Area
Group of the English Department, the Maryland Institute for Technology
in the Humanities (MITH), and the School of Architecture, Planning &
Preservation, as well as other faculty and students from the College
of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) and the College of Behavioral and Social
Sciences (BSOS).

The conference, the first of its kind, will bring together
approximately 150 national and international scholars, high school and
middle school teachers, artists, students and attendees to discuss a
growing body of work that has not as yet benefited from an organized
forum that would allow practitioners to meet one another not only to
discuss on-going projects, but also to debate the theoretical,
methodological, and pedagogical issues raised by the intersection of
the fields of Digital Humanities and African American/African Diaspora
Studies. As the field of African American/African Diaspora Studies can
benefit from a thoughtful consideration of the application of new
media tools, so, too, can the field of digital humanities benefit from
a focused discussion of scholarship informed by critical race studies.

The program will begin on May 1st and 2nd with hands-on workshops,
including one sponsored by the TEI Consortium and funded by the NEH,
which will provide a practical introduction to text encoding and
another that will focus on navigating online resources in African
American and African Diaspora Studies. The workshops will be followed
by a panel showcasing work by scholars in the field of African
American/African Diaspora Studies that address and/or make use of
digital technologies and new media. The chair and the respondents will
be University of Maryland graduate students. The keynote address by
Abdul Alkalimat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will be
followed by a reception and the presentation of a multi-media art
installation. The last day will be taken up by panels and seminars,
one of which will be geared toward middle and high school teachers;
digital "poster" sessions, using laptops, to introduce projects by
students, faculty and independent scholars; and a closing multi-media
performance. Confirmed participants include Abdul Alkalimat, Howard
Dodson, Anna Everett, Jerome Handler, Paul D. Miller (AKA DJ Spooky),
Alexander Weheliye, and Pamela Z.


--
Matthew Kirschenbaum
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
http://www.mith.umd.edu/
http://www.otal.umd.edu/~mgk/
http://mechanisms-book.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Thank you for your presence and allowing us to feel comfortable here. I was having "social media information overload" but now that I have been visiting the village more I find more like minded individuals which helps in my growth in being a better well-rounded individual. Thank you, Electronic Village! ;)

Villager said...

Jennifer - Thank you for your kind words. Feel free to tell a friend about our villager ... and we'll continue to save a seat for you under our baobob tree...

Regina said...

Hey Villager,
Regina here, checking in from reginasfamilyseasons[dot]blogspot[dot]com
I love your blog (when I can access it!) and commend you for the awesome job that you do! Wow, I don't know how you do it but don't stop!!
Peace & Love!

Villager said...

Regina - My secret is to blog on subjects that I enjoy! I enjoy sharing information that is uplifting for people of African descent. I'm glad that you've found our village and I hope you come back often...

Keala said...

Thanks for providing the opportunity to share. I love this village already.

I blog about anything when I'm not living in the real world.

Villager said...

Keala - Thank you for sharing your village voice. I look forward to reading your blog more often in the future as well...

Los Angelista said...

Villager, thank you again for providing such a great community. Nice to see so many bloggers saying hello. I'm always looking for somewhere new to visit.

Over at Los Angelista I talk about race, class, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...and some Depeche Mode. All are welcome to visit.

BTW, do you have me linked? I didn't see my blog, but your blogroll is long so I may have missed it! ;)

Ms. Ki said...

Villager, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share. Your blog has been a source of inspiration as well as a tool unite so many voices with much in common.

Exquisitely Black said...

Greetings to the Villager and the African Diaspora. I'm co-founder of the website: www.myafricandiaspora.com and also blog from there under the moniker Exquisitely Black.

Our purpose, like the Village is to bring together all members of the African Diaspora. Thanks Villager for providing this meeting place.

Villager said...

Los Angelesita - Ask and ye' shall received! I've added you to my Blogs W/ Soul blogroll. You should consider joining The AfroSpear at some point...

Ms. Ki - Thank you for the kind words. I encourage you to share your village voice in the COMMENTS section of any post that strikes your fancy...

Exquisitely Black - You have a remarkable web presence with the African Diaspora. I encourage all villagers to check it out...

Sojourner's Place said...

The Electronic Village is a wonderful visionary site! I will always look forward to receiving your posts. Thanks for the invitation to introduce myself and blog entitled: Sojourner's Place, for professional African-American women trying to survive in the world of work. It is a portal to a variety of topics and references of specific interest or concern for African-American professional women.

I've added the "village" to this site under the heading "sites dropping dimes" because you truly keep us all informed!

Thanks again!
SjP

Villager said...

Sojourner - You have a powerful voice in the afrosphere with your blog. I hope that more and more people see it over time. You have moved up to BBR #668...

1verse said...

I dig the vibe. Thanks, villager for a piece of home while I'm out in Beijing, China. They ban so much web content unless its propaganda related to the Olympics or the great Chinese takeover. As an African-American here I got 3 strikes; I'm Black, American and Fat. All jokes aside, it is very nice to get some relative information. BTW thanks for adding me as a friend.

sdg1844 said...

Hello all -

What an amazing world you've created Villager. It's good to be hear and meet everyone. I will make it my business to visit daily and continue to learn and grow as a blogger.

Villager said...

1verse - I truly appreciate your kind words. It must be quite remarkable to be living in China. Your blog is BBR #602 at the moment. Are you subscribed to our blog?

sdg1844 - Asante sana for your kind words. Are you subscribed to our blog?

Sojourner's Place said...

Thank you so much for the vote of confidence! It's really an honor to be ranked by Electronic Village! Thanks, I will do my best to live up to being included.

SjP

jjbrock said...

Villager I don't see my blog on the list I do believe I email you the information.(what happen to) TheOLdBlackChurch. I am of African descent. It's a blog of polities, religion and life. I didn't know were to put this I hope it's ok.

Villager said...

JJBrock - Your blog, The Old Black Church is BBR #262...

MsMarvalus said...

Villager...I appreciate all that you do! I find great information here and food for my soul on a daily basis...thank you!

http://opinionatedblackwoman.com

I am she...she is me!

Villager said...

Ms. Marvalus - Your blog, Opinionated Black Woman has been flying up the Black Blog Rankings over the past months. It is now BBR #182...

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm looking forward to finally getting a chance to look around. Love the vibe and can't wait to nestle in to it. I'm Terri aka 2sweetnsaxy and I've got two jazz blogs:

http://2sweetnsaxy.blogspot.com

that is strictly saxy and

http://aliitlemojazz.blogspot.com

that covers all other jazz.

See you around the village.

-Terri

Villager said...

2SweetNSaxy - It is nice to see you in the place. I hope you continue to enjoy our flow...

Eathan said...

Hi, I'm Eathan and I'm new to this site blog. I'm just introducing myself to everyone. I look forward to reading more.

Villager said...

Eathan - Welcome! Your blog, I Date White is BBR #605. Out of curiousity, what is the significance of the graveyard pictured in your blog header?

D. Mason said...

Hi. I am a very new blogger and I would just be interested to know if I even have a ranking!

Love your site concept.

Villager said...

D. Mason - You have a very unique blog. I hope to be reviewed by you at some point! Your blog is BBR #723 at the moment...

peace, Villager

Anonymous said...

You have a great forum. It will be cool to focus on economic issues as
well as immediate social needs.

Villager said...

Anon - Thanks for the kind words and the reminder that I need to focus more on economic empowerment messages in the days and weeks to come...

Jonzee said...

I am excited to be here, and I look forward to taking part in the important discussions that I am sure will arise from every post.

Villager said...

Jonzee - It is a pleasure to have you sitting under our baobob tree for a small part of your day. Just jump right in to any of the discussions taking place. Today happens to be focused on the Day of Blogging For Voter Justice. I encourage you to support this online activism on either or both of your blogs if you have time or inclination...

Kenya said...

I stumbled upon Electronic Village several times in the last month. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Wayne Hicks is behind it. Wayne, you have been doing this in one form or another for a LONG time. I can remember back to your electronic village (maybe it was a cafe) from your Prodigy days before blogs in this form existed. What was that 1995?

Keep up the good work! :)

Villager said...

Kenya - (smile). Yes, the Electronic Village concept has been floating with me for many moons. Prodigy boards was the beginning of the concept...later I had a 2400-baud bulletin board system called Electronic Village ... next a website by that name and now a blog. I'm glad to see that some other ol' school folks are still here in cyberspace...

Regina said...

Hi Villager,
You know this is one of the most informative blogs out there. What you do is phenomenal!
Thanks for doing your part to unify the community!

Villager said...

Regina - Asante sana! I hope that you continue to find reasons to visit and share your unique village voice with us...

Jackie said...

This blog is informative and fun. Thanks also for introducing me to so many other bloggers. It's important that with the big media conglamerates swallowing up the small independent radio stations that we still have free speech and ideas in America. I'll be a frequent visitor and commenter. I'd be honored if you all visit with me too.

Villager said...

Jackie - Your blog, Things According to Me has a great flow to it. I look forward to visiting it often and I recommend it to other villagers that may be ~lurking~ out there (smile)...

dweiums said...

Lovin' the village.

DW
http://blackauthors.ning.com

Mark said...

Hi,

Because you've kindly linked to my blog before, I thought you might want to know that I've just posted a mug shot concerning the Jamiel Shaw, Jr. case.

The blog is Beyond90Seconds.com.

Thank you,
Mark

The Black Financial Knight said...

bloggingblackmiami.com directed me to your site and I'm glad she did. My view is simple, African Americans have been relegated to "pawns" by the mega "Wall Street" firms. We're tossed investing scraps when there is a "WAR CHEST" of information on the number of investment solutions available. Some argue that the BLACK KNIGHT is the most agile piece on the chess board. When used properly, he is aggressor and protector but ultimately his duty is to create an advantageous position. Please visit my new blog, http://www.theblackfinancialknight.blogspot.com to improve your position in this financial battle of will!

Kim said...

Hello:

Kim here from The Punkin Patch (http://thepunkin-patch.blogspot.com). I'm fairly new to blogging, so I'm still trying to find my voice. I've been checking out your blog and I really enjoy it. It is so great to see so many black bloggers out there.

The Black Financial Knight said...

Thanks for the response Kim. I loved your blog because I'm so tired of Clinton House-$%#&*%$" being so anti Obama. They need to ask one question, "Would Dr. King vote for Hillary?" Keep up the good work.

Villager said...

Mark - Thank you for the update on the Jamiel Shaw suspect...

Financial Knight - It is great to see a new blog with your economic empowerment theme in the afrosphere. I look forward to your message of 'ujamaa' over the coming weeks and months...

Kim - The Punkin Patch is a wonderful blog. Just keeping being true to yourself. Keep posting good content. Your readership will grow over time. Let me know if there is anyway that I can help you as a blogger...

shasa said...

Hotep Villager,

It's me Shasa(screen name) We go way back to the days of "Prodig" when you used to hold meetings on "Da Porch". I used to post frequently along with D aka Dwight out of Philly. I was teaching in NJ at the time and "Da Village" was a great forum to share, and just kick back.

Anyway some other names from back then are Sylvester and Lisa from Long Island.

I graduated from Howard in 83 and I remember you mentioned your sister was there during that time.

Anyway, I just wanted to say you have come a looooooong way since those early days of Prodigy. I love the Blog. It is nicely done and with a wealth of info.

BTW I'm in Columbus,OH.

I often listen to you in the NPR "Bloggers Roundtable" which confirmed that it was you in the village. Congrats to you and I look forward to reading, learning and contributing.

Peace, blessings, and Continued Success.

shasa

Villager said...

Shasa - It truly is a small world. I still hear from some of Da Porch folks on Prodigy such as Carla Nix, Sy Holmes and Tito Johnson. You are correct that i have worked to continue to vibe of Da Porch with this blog and my website.

I don't get to Columbus OH very much, but, I hope that you will share your village voice here on this blog whenever you have time or inclination...

Grata said...

Ah, I am rather late but here nontheless. Blame African time and transportation.

I am from another village in cyber space, simply called The Village. I hope I can get along with the villagers around here since I haven't been too popular in other enclaves where villagers are not understood. The villagers here sound cool so far.

I hope we can maintain village values of community, understanding and upholding our humanity.

Villager said...

Grata - You're never too late ... always right on time! I look forward to hearing your village voice over the coming weeks and months. Just step in and let 'er rip. We enjoy the dialogue...

BLKSeaGoat said...

I just wanted to add my 2 cents to the introduction pot. I have enjoyed reading your blog.

http://blacksapience.blogspot.com

Villager said...

Black Seagoat - I appreciate your kind words. Hopefully, we can keep it going into the future. As you know, being a blogger ain't easy!

Black Man With A Gun said...

I am the teacher of personal protection and the peace loving warrior of the tribe known as the Black Man With A Gun. I hope I can help the Diaspora some day. I haven’t been well received so far, but I might have just been too early for prime time. Kenn Blanchard

CCGroovy!!! said...

WHAZZUP, EV;

Discovered your place in the shade by way of The URBAN BLOGGER. This is truly a good place to be.

My name is CCGroovy. CRAZY..COOL...GROOVY!!! is my blogtitle and the site is http://www.ccgroovy.blogspot.com.

PEACE.

Black Man With A Gun said...

Thank you very much. ;)

Kenn

Villager said...

CCC - Welcome to our village. I hope you enjoy the flow. One of my favorite songs from back in the day was CrazySexyCool or something of that nature. I need to look it up...

peace, Villager

Janice said...

Hi Villager,

I just found the site today and am very impressed so far! I am new to the world of blogging and actually engage in this wonderful outlet secondary to my weekly online pod cast postings on my website www.cswplayersclub.com. CSW stands for "Christian Single Woman" and is in reference to my book, "The Christian Single Woman's Guide to Being a Player God's Way".

I have been inspired by your site and I look forward to networking with all how relax in the village

Villager said...

Janice - Thank you for the kind words. I hope that we give you positive reasons to come back and visit with us often. Please share your village voice on any post you read. In the meantime, I will head over and check out your new blog as well...

Dulce said...

This is a wonderful blog. Along with this comment I sending positive vibes and strenght so that you, I and other conscious bloggers can continue to write, build, heal and move foward as a people.

Villager said...

Dulce - I truly appreciate your kind words about this blog. I join you in wishing that our blogs can bring uplifting information to our blog readers...

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Hi. Come visit my new blog which I began early this month. It tackles racism on many fronts but from a unique perspective. I speak of my experiences as a black adoptive mother, child protective services social worker and later, a clinical therapist. I analyze news and political events, often from a mental health perspective.

I'm good too - in my May 6th post, I predicted that Hillary Clinton was staying in the race despite the mathematical improbability because secretly she knew, consciously or not, that there are men who run the globe who want to take him out.

I'd greatly appreciate you adding it to your blog roll if you like it - and I'm pretty sure most of you will. Thanks, Kit

http://keepittrill.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

Kit - I've added your blog to my Blogs w/ Soul blogroll. I look forward to seeing the evolution of your blog over the coming weeks and months...

As an aside, your blog is BBR #1231 at the moment...

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Thanks for the add, Villager. Do you have any other suggestions on how I can increase my readership? I have a nice range of topics on my blog that many people, from the political to parents struggling with issues their kids throw at them, will find fascinating. Thanks, Kit.
http://keepittrill.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

Kit - The key is to provide compelling content for your blog readers. I did share some blog-marketing tips earlier this year...

bella said...

I'm new to the blogosphere and I would like advice on promoting my blog or getting on the list of black bloggers.

http://invintage.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

Bella - Your blog is now included on the Black Blog Rankings. The new BBR will be posted on July 1st. In the meantime, here are some blogging tips for your consideration...

clnmike said...

Lol, let me show some LOVE too than.

Props were props are due you run a tight ship here and I enjoy coming through.

Villager said...

CLNMike - Asante sana! While I have you here ... what does "CLN" stand for?

MsMarvalus said...

As you know, Villager...I am one of your biggest fans! I love what you do here at the Village...

I have changed my url...I am now at [http://themarvalusview.com] for all those unaware...same stuff, different name and look!

Thank you for being you!

AAW said...

I've been part of "blogger" for almost a couple of months - my second blog. Since then, I've been a sometime lurcher, a few times commenter and I like the vibe of Electronic village - kind of reminds me of my heritage.

clnmike said...

Cln is short for Colin, my last name.

Villager said...

Marvalus & AAW - I truly appreciate your kind words and support. I anticipate that you will both be pleased with your movement on the Black Blog Rankings that are coming out tomorrow morning...

Vanessa said...

Villager, you do make it really comfortable over here. Thanks.

Villager said...

Vanessa - Asante sana! There are a number of things that I hope happen as we continue to evolve. As you know, it is difficult to keep a blog flowing ... so I'm grateful to you and others that share your village voice here on my blog!

Keith said...

Villager,

We are fairly new to the blogosphere and just found you. You are doing great work. Pleas check us out at http://invisibleblog.com. Thanks!

Villager said...

Keith - Asante sana for the kind words. Your blog is BBR #834...

RB said...

Hi,
My name is Ryan from the VoteMeCool 2008 blog.

Your site is Unique and so COOOOL!

I've never come across a site like this on the 'Net.

What grabbed my attention was the Unity your blog encourages.

Sadly there doesn't appear to be enough of it within the Urban Blogosphere.

Of course I subscribed immediately.

You can best believe that your going to be seeing more of me here at the "Village".

I know your busy however I'm extending the invitation for you to visit my blog @ http://votemecool.blogspot.com

(You can also Google me using just my Domain: VoteMeCool 2008).

Once again your concept for this site was GENIUS!

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

God Bless

RB said...

One more thing (Sorry)

How do I go about requesting that VoteMeCool 2008 be reviewed for the Black Blog Ranking list?

What's the protocol on that?

If its just a matter of asking, then please consider this my official request for consideration.

Also anyone else who reads this comment who'd like to stop by, come on over.

If you'd like me to visit your site, then ping me or something.

I won't bite:)

Thanks
Ryan

Villager said...

Ryan - It is a pleasure to welcome you to our electronic village! I visited your blog this morning. I may be a little bit over your target 18-30 audience (smile). However, I have added your blog to the power rankings. You are now BBR #406...

Brown Man said...

Saw your "Top Ten Black Blogs" list over at Jack & Jill Politics, a site that is one of my daily "must see what these Negroes are up to now" sites.

I'm kinda new to this - my blog is Brown Man Thinking Hard over on the Blogger platform (I can type this hyperlink by hand, though, so I must have learned something in the last two months).

Straight politics, straight Obama, hopefully thought provoking, certainly time consuming - but I LOVE that damn blog!

Slowly getting to see the rest of the blogosphere now that I have a better handle on what it takes to write a meaningful post (some of the time).

Villager said...

Brown Man - Being able to type those hyperlinks by hand gives you a major advantage as you work to market your blog in the comments area of other blogs.

Anyhow, I just checked ... your blog is now BBR #1100...

People said...

Just Beautiful! Hello everyone. My name is Jacqueline. My husband and I are holding up the business folks in Atlanta with our classy publication, People You Need to Know. :-)

Villager said...

People - I will look for your publication later this month when I'm in Atlanta for the Blogging While Brown conference. Have you considered creating a blog to go along with your magazine?

Keith's Space said...

Hi my name is also Keith...and I have a blog I began on New Years eve called "Keith's Space"...I talk
about the topical and the personal
and whatever is in my head at the time. I am honored to find this page. I hope that I can be apart of the on going conversations on this blog also.

persistence said...

So glad I found you! What a wonderful way to connect African American bloggers.

Villager said...

Persistence - I'm heading over to visit your blog. You've been added to the rankings that I informally maintain. You are now BBR #1040...

Keith's Space - Your blog is also on the rankings. You are now BBR #974...

E. Payne said...

Found you on Facebook. This seems like a really great place. I've been searching for the past couple months for a place to call "home" or at least a resource as I'm relatively new to blogging and definitely blogging while black.

I'd love you to include my site somewhere in your listings. And I'm adding you to my blogroll right now.

Peace,
E.

http://www.makesmewannaholler.com

Jdid said...

great idea just wanted to introduce myself

jdid blog Doan Mind me
http://jdidthoughts.blogspot.com/

"The Booga Wooga" said...

Hi!

My name is "The Booga Wooga" and I am President & CEO of The Booga Wooga & Company. I was born on January 24, 2006 at 9:59pm and I am an Aquarius (The Water Bearer).

My "Grammy" started a blog for me when I was 6 months old and she is my voice until I am old enough to talk for myself. My blogspot is a place where I can share my growth and life journey with others, learn about new things, and just have fun. It is a family-friendly, child-oriented, dairy-journal type blog.

I am already listed in 60+ blog communites/ directories and would like to be a part of the Electronic Village. You recently added my Pop-Pop to your village (Keith's Space BBR #974) and I would like to be added too (smile)!

Thank you,

The Booga Wooga
(Grammy)

"The Booga Wooga" said...

Hi Villager!

Me and Grammy just wanted to say "thank you" for stopping by my blog. We saw the comment you left and was every excited to hear that you accepted us into the Electronic Village.

Please feel free to come back anytime you like to visit me and Grammy said that she will be sure to keep up with the goings on at the EV!

The Booga Wooga
(Grammy)

"The Booga Wooga" said...

Hi Villager!

Me and Grammy just wanted to say "thank you" for stopping by my blog. We saw the comment you left and was every excited to hear that you accepted us into the Electronic Village.

Please feel free to come back anytime you like to visit me and Grammy said that she will be sure to keep up with the goings on at the EV!

The Booga Wooga
(Grammy)

BlackBottom.com said...

Villager,

I was reviewing African-American blogs and came upon yours - very nice. My name is Herb and I run BlackBottom.com - an African-American video sharing and social networking site. We also host videos for various blogging and independent sites, as well. Let's chat sometime.

RiPPa said...

I've just recently come across your site. I must say, I'm thoroughly impressed. I've recently taken this blogging thing seriously, by opening a Blogger account. I'm happy that I came across your site because it shows me that there is a voice for blacks in the blog world.

Progressive Independent Woman said...

Hey Villager!

Introduced to your site on one of my favorite blogs, The Field Negro, and I'm loving EV. Thanks for a great place to revitalize.

My blog? Black American Progressive. Link? http://peoplepowerforchange.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

Progressive Independant Woman - Your blog is now on the Black Blog Rankings. You are currently BBR #1118...

Villager said...

Herb - I did check out Blackbottom.com. That is a kewl idea. I will come back more often in the future. As for getting in touch with me ... my email address is blog[at]elecvillage.com

Villager said...

Rippa - I visited your blog today. You have a powerful writing style. I see big things for you and your blog over the coming weeks and months. Shyt, I added you as a village warrior in my sidebar today!

Your blog is BBR #975...

UPTOWNflavor said...

Greetings...followed you over from from the live stream of the BWBC. Lots of great information from the panelists. Since I've started my blog two years ago I don't roam the blogosphere as much as I did when I was "blogging for pleasure," so to speak, so it was a good opportunity to see who else is out there "educating" the masses. Anyhow, added you and a few others from the conference to the rss feed so I'll be poppin' in every now and then.

UPTOWNflavor
www.uptownflavor.com

-Peace

Villager said...

UPTOWNFlavor - I appreciate very much your visit! I hope that we give you reason to visit much more in the future.

As an aside, I just looked and your blog is currently BBR #286...

Eric J said...

Hello, to Villager. Thanks for introducing me to the Village here by your visit to my blog. Looking fwd to hanging around.

Also, hello to Uptown Flavor - one post above. We spoke a while back on your blog when you featured my photography work: http://uptownflavor.com/2007/04/22/photography-as-artmore-than-a-thousand-words/ Many thanks, again. People noticed.

Do pass through my blog neighborhoods if you will:

1. AdAge.com: collaborating in "The Big Tent" http://adage.com/bigtent/index?sid=Eric%20Henderson

2. "Keep Your Receipt" - http://www.ericjhenderson.wordpress.com

Black Talk Radio said...

Hi, consider this an invitation to join other independent black voices in media. www.blacktalkradio.net or blacktalkradio.ning.com .

Villager said...

BlackTalkRadio - I've never seriously considered hosting a Internet radio show. However, it appears to be a growing phenomenon. I may need to check it out...

Eric - I will come by and visit your blog shortly. Thank you for taking time to share your village voice with us...

Eric J said...

Thanks Keith.

p.s. had to drop one last blog just because it's been a longtime jones of mine...

Throwback Basketball
http://throwbackbasketball.wordpress.com/

Much peace.

Villager said...

Eric - We've added Throwback Basketball to the Black Blog Rankings. It is currently BBR #1333...

Eric J said...

much obliged. e.

tvanel said...

Hey, Just stopping buy saying hello. This is tvanel of

www.thevaneljournal.com

Villager said...

T Vanel - Thank you for visiting with us. Methinks that your blogger-application is currently under review by AfroSpear members...

Tariq Nelson said...

Hi everyone

My name is Tariq Nelson and I have been blogging for a little over 2 years now. I am glad to see that the 'Afrospear' seems to be coalescing and I would like to be a part of a solutions oriented dialogue that we can take into action in our communities.

I blog at tariqnelson.com and look forward to connecting with everyone

ethiopiaglobalvillage said...

tadias?!

I just noticed an incoming link from your blog to mine and I couldn't see which post had been linked to my little space on the web, but I'm glad to see there was some type of connection.

I've never seen the EV online and it looks like I'll be traveling again to your village. What an awesome community it appears to be.

For the rest of the villagers my website is www.adrienne-is.com and my blog can be found at www.adrienne-is.com/blog. A little about myself...

I'm heading to Ethiopia, London and Dubai this fall. If you've been by chance drop some thoughts!

Blessings,
Adrienne

Eric J said...

Hello, good folks. One Word: Jamaica. I have worked firsthand with Asafa Powell and the MVP Track Club, many of whom racked up gold medals in this Olympic, and I have written of some of the incredible stories of these Jamaican athletes who stayed home to get the best training. We can learn here.

I touch on a few Olympic highlights and my work with the team in my most recent posts and kindly invite your visit.

much peace
hustleandfloe
http://ericjhenderson.wordpress.com

Villager said...

Eric - The Jamaican track athletes did a remarkable job and brought much honor to your country over the past week. I never heard of Usain Bolt before ... but, he is now a folk hero for all of us.

Your blog (...Take the Receipt) is BBR #1102 at the moment...

Villager said...

Adrienne - The link to your site can be found in post that I had last week (8/17/08) honoring the birthday of Marcus Garvey. I linked to some information you had on your blog about this great man...

Eric J said...

Much obliged, Villager.

hustleandfloe

Villager said...

Tariq - Thank you for introducing yourself. For whatever reason we didn't have you on the Black Blog Rankings until today. Your blog is now BBR #142!

Tariq Nelson said...

Thanks Villager!

Nicole said...

Hello all! My name is Nicole from LoveLiesandMusic.com! I cover music news, new music, new videos, interviews (shout out to jazmine sullivan!), and anything else I want to talk about. I am a single mother and I also work a full-job. Nice to meet you!!!

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