June 7, 2008

Definition of The AfroSpear

The afrosphere contains thousands of Black-owned and operated blogs. Currently, we have identified over 1,200 of them on our Black Blog Rankings. The afrosphere is growing and becoming noticed more by the media. The many different blog voices in the afrosphere share insights on business, civil rights, education, entertainment, fashion, gossip, politics, science, social commentary and so much more.
Over the past few months we have watched the growth of a small section within the afrosphere. This evolving section of the afrosphere is known as The AfroSpear.

The AfroSpear strives to be an effective advocacy voice for Black people that is heard loudly, clearly and influentially throughout the Diaspora. As the think tank for the afrosphere, the AfroSpear is a collective of Black bloggers from around the world who convene online to discuss, strategize, and develop solutions to national and international problems affecting people of the African Diaspora.
The fuel for success of The AfroSpear is the constituency of readers that stretches around the globe, many of whom are activists in their own local communities. AfroSpear bloggers provide information necessary to organize and mobilize their constituents to take action in bringing our issues to national and international attention.

The AfroSpear seeks to influence and improve the lives of Blacks politically, socially, economically, culturally, and even spiritually. As such, The AfroSpear does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, gender, sexual preference, native language, ethnicity or disability. Share some love with the following roster of AfroSpear blogs:






Well, brothers and sisters ... do you have a better feel for the difference between the afrosphere and The AfroSpear now? Please take a moment to provide your thoughts on either or both group. What say u?

11 comments:

msladydeborah said...

I am still learning about AfroSpear, even though I am a member.

I do agree that the published voices have had an impact on real time society. It is diverse voice and it is also a powerful voice.

This type of post helps to clarify what AfroSpear is about as a group.

Vanessa said...

Great post, Villager. Ditto to msladydeborah's comments.

Villager said...

Lady D & Vanessa - Asante sana for your kind comments...

Anali said...

This post does clarify it better for me. I signed up on the AfroSpear blog and am listed as a member of the AfroSphere over there, but I did wonder why I wasn't listed as a member of the AfroSpear on your blog.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

I've read description of the AfroSpear mission above, and it really sounds like a group that many more Black self-determination blogs should join and actively participate in.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Great post! Great and cogent writing as always, that brings all of the pieces of the village together in one place.

Villager said...

Anali - I'm way behind in processing applicants for The AfroSpear. Did you apply already?

Francis - I truly appreciate your kind words and feedback. I wasn't sure if what I wrote was going to meet with your approval...

JD said...

Peace my brother, thanks for all you do. There are a few that carry the weight for many. Your muscles are respected. Keep hope alive

Villager said...

JD - Asante sana! I need to get back to reading your business blog more often...

Eddie G. Griffin said...

It is something I can live with.

Villager said...

Eddie - It is amazing how effective it can be to simply document some things. Anyhow, I hope that our Kinfolk are ready to take The AfroSpear to the next level over the coming weeks and months...