May 29, 2008

Diverse Blogger Pool Selected for 2008 Democratic National Convention

It turns out that a record number of blogs will receive credentials for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. And it appears that the DNC leadership took time to consider the issue of diversity in this round of selections.

I am very proud of the African American bloggers who raised the red flag when the State Bloggers Corp was announced earlier this month. I am very proud of the private discussions and the very public discussions that allowed the DNC to correct a potential controversy from extending further into the summer. The end result is that our powerful politically-based Black bloggers in the afrosphere will be connecting the rest of us to the sights and sounds of a truly historic event in Denver later this year.

Villagers -- WE WON! Never before have blogs been included in such strong numbers and provided with resources that will enable them to be the eyes and ears of so many at the Convention.

The following blogs have been credentialed:
  1. 2008 Democratic Convention Watch - http://demconwatch.blogspot.com/
  2. 43rdStateBlues.com - http://43rdstateblues.com/
  3. AFL-CIO NOW Blog - http://blog.aflcio.org/
  4. African American Political Pundit (BBR #87) - http://aapoliticalpundit.blogspot.com/
  5. AMERICAblog.com - http://americablog.com/
  6. Asian American Action Fund Blog - http://aaa-fund.com/
  7. Badlands Blue - http://badlandsblue.com/
  8. Bagnews Notes - http://bagnewsnotes.com/
  9. Beliefnet - http://beliefnet.com/
  10. Bitch Ph.D. - http://bitchphd.blogspot.com/
  11. Blogger News Network - http://bloggernews.net/
  12. Blogging For Michigan - http://bloggingformichigan.com/
  13. BlogHer - http://blogher.com/
  14. Blue Hampshire - http://bluehampshire.com/
  15. Blue Indiana - http://blueindiana.net/
  16. Blue Jersey - http://bluejersey.com/
  17. Blue Mass. Group - http://bluemassgroup.com/
  18. BlueGrassRoots - http://bluegrassroots.org/
  19. BlueNC.com -http://bluenc.com/
  20. BlueOregon -http://blueoregon.com/
  21. Buckeye State Blog - http://buckeyestateblog.com/
  22. Burnt Orange Report -http://burntorangereport.com/
  23. Calitics - http://calitics.com/
  24. Campus Progress - http://campusprogress.org/
  25. Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis -http://divasblueoasis.blogspot.com/
  26. Change to Win -http://changetowin.org/
  27. Colorado Confidential -http://coloradoconfidential.com/
  28. Cotton Mouth Blog -http://cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com/
  29. CracktheBell.com -http://crackthebell.com/
  30. Crooks and Liars -http://crooksandliars.com/
  31. culturekitchen -http://culturekitchen.com/
  32. Daily Kingfish -http://dailykingfish.com/
  33. Daily Kos -http://dailykos.com/
  34. Dallas South Blog (BBR #84) -http://dallassouthblog.com/
  35. DCist.com -http://dcist.com/
  36. Democracy Arsenal -http://democracyarsenal.org/
  37. Democracy for New Mexico -http://democracyfornewmexico.com/
  38. Democratic Party of the U.S. Virgin Islands -http://groups.yahoo.com/group/democratvi
  39. Democratic Underground -http://democraticunderground.com/
  40. Democrats Abroad Argentina -http://yanquimike.com.ar/
  41. DemoOkie -http://demookie.com/
  42. Digby's Hullabaloo -http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/
  43. Disaboom.com -http://disaboom.com/
  44. Doc's Political Parlor -http://politicalparlor.net/
  45. DoubleSpeak -http://doublespeakshow.com/
  46. Eschaton -http://atrios.blogspot.com/
  47. EverydayCitizen.com -http://everydaycitizen.com/
  48. Fired Up! -http://firedupmissouri.com/
  49. Firedoglake -http://firedoglake.com/
  50. Florida Progressive Coalition -http://flaprogressives.org/
  51. Future Majority -http://futuremajority.com/
  52. Georgia Politics Unfiltered http://georgiaunfiltered.blogspot.com/
  53. Green Mountain Daily -http://greenmountaindaily.com/
  54. Grist Magazine -http://grist.org/
  55. Group News Blog -http://groupnewsblog.net/
  56. HispanicTips.com -http://hispanictips.com/
  57. HorsesAss.org -http://horsesass.org/
  58. HummingbirdMinds Blog -http://hummingbirdminds.blogspot.com/
  59. iLind.net -http://ilind.net/
  60. Indianz.com -http://indianz.com/
  61. Jack and Jill Politics (BBR #9) -http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/
  62. Jusiper -http://jusiper.blogspot.com/
  63. Keystone Politics -http://keystonepolitics.com/
  64. KnoxViews -http://knoxviews.com/
  65. Las Vegas Gleaner -http://lasvegasgleaner.com/
  66. Left In Alabama -http://leftinalabama.com/
  67. Left in the West -http://leftinthewest.com/
  68. Michigan Liberal -http://michiganliberal.com/
  69. Minnesota Monitor -http://minnesotamonitor.com/
  70. MOMocrats -http://momocrats.typepad.com/
  71. My Left Nutmeg -http://myleftnutmeg.com/
  72. MyDD -http://mydd.com/
  73. New Nebraska Network -http://newnebraska.net/
  74. NewsOne.com - http://newsone.com/
  75. No Rest for the Awake -http://minagahet.blogspot.com/
  76. NorthDecoder.com -http://northdecoder.com/
  77. Obsidian Wings -http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/
  78. Ohio Daily Blog -http://ohiodailyblog.com/
  79. OliverWillis.com (BBR #5) - http://oliverwillis.com/
  80. Open Left -http://openleft.com/
  81. Pam's House Blend (BBR #2) -http://pamshouseblend.com/
  82. Political Base -http://politicalbase.com/
  83. Political Wire -http://politicalwire.com/
  84. PoliticalLunch.com -http://politicallunch.com/
  85. PolitickerNJ.com -http://politickernj.com/
  86. PoliticsOnline -http://politicsonline.com/
  87. Pop and Politics -http://popandpolitics.com/
  88. Prairie State Blue -http://prairiestateblue.com/
  89. RaceWire (BBR #75) - http://racewire.org/
  90. Raising Kaine -http://raisingkaine.com/
  91. Raw Story -http://rawstory.com/
  92. Rhode Island's Future -http://rifuture.org/
  93. Room 8 -http://r8ny.com/
  94. Rum, Romanism and Rebellion -http://rumromanismrebellion.net/
  95. RuralVotes -http://ruralvotes.com/thefield
  96. Scholars & Rogues -http://scholarsandrogues.com/
  97. Seeing the Forest -http://seeingtheforest.com/
  98. Sepia Mutiny -http://sepiamutiny.com/
  99. SquareState.net -http://squarestate.net/
  100. Talking Points Memo -http://talkingpointsmemo.com/
  101. TalkLeft -http://talkleft.com/
  102. Taylor Marsh -http://taylormarsh.com/
  103. The Albany Project -http://thealbanyproject.com/
  104. The Center for Emerging Media -http://centerforemergingmedia.com/
  105. The Iowa Independent -http://iowaindependent.com/
  106. The Natchez Blog -http://natchezms.blogspot.com/
  107. The Seminal - http://theseminal.com/
  108. The UpTake -http://theuptake.org/
  109. The Utah Amicus -http://utahamicus.com/
  110. The Washington Independent -http://washingtonindependent.com/
  111. Think Youth -http://thinkyouth.org/
  112. Thought Theater -http://thoughttheater.com/
  113. TommyWonk -http://tommywonk.blogspot.com/
  114. Tondee's Tavern -http://tondeestavern.com/
  115. Towleroad -http://towleroad.com/
  116. Turn Maine Blue -http://turnmaineblue.com/
  117. Under The Dome.com -http://underthedome.com/
  118. Uppity Wisconsin -http://uppitywis.org/
  119. USAmerica Vota '08 -http://usamericavota08.blogspot.com/
  120. VivirLatino.com -http://vivirlatino.com/
  121. West Virginia Blue -http://wvablue.com/
  122. What About Our Daughters? (BBR #16) -http://whataboutourdaughters.com/
  123. Working Life -http://workinglife.org/
  124. Zennie's Zeitgeist (BBR #257) - http://zennie2005.blogspot.com/

I'll be interested to see how others respond to this list of DemConvention Bloggers. Personally, I feel good! What say u?

8 comments:

The Urban Scientist said...

This is a phenomenal list! I see lots of blogs presenting niche views - feminists and women-related blogs, LBGT, environmental blogs, Latino and Native American, and African-American. Any news about the RNC?

MsMarvalus said...

I am happy to see the inclusion of many diverse blogs...way to go!

Villager said...

Urban Scientist - I'm not certain that I agree with calling them 'niche views' ... but, I get your gist ... and I agree that this is a very good list of bloggers. re: RNC -- I haven't been following them at all. I don't even know if they are doing the blogger credential thing...

Ms. Marvalus - I agree. Now if only Hillary Clinton would be cooperative over the next 5-7 days....

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

This is wonderful news!

Pam over at Pam's House Blend has mentioned that there is still an issue that remains about the TYPE of access the bloggers have...some blogs have only ONE entry pass and other blogs have as many as requested...do you know about this matter and how is it being resolved?

Are you going to use the live blogging feature that Pam's House Blend uses when she's on location?

This is so exciting!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Villager said...

BWB The Trumpet - I won't be in Denver, however, I will be sharing much information about the DemConvention here on our blog. The issue about levels of access within the Convention Center is still an issue that Black DemConvention bloggers plan to work out with DNC folks...

plez... said...

this is great news... and i appreciate the links to each of them... maybe you can republish the list during the DNC so we can check them all out! thanks!

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

guess thats what i get for being a libertarian ay lol

Villager said...

Plez - Hmmmm...remind me and I'll do what I can do...

Torrance - Does that mean you are voting for Bob Barr?