February 1, 2009

Top Ten Black Blogs (Feb 2009)

Are you enjoying Black History Month? It appears from the growing popularity of the Villager's Black Blog Rankings (BBR) that many of you are enjoying the nubian flava flowing from in the afrosphere. The list grew to 1,593 blogs ranked in February 2009 BBR. Join us in welcoming This is SOHH.com as a new member of the Top 10.

Were any of you with us when we started this monthly ranking BBR with 75 Black blogs in Sep 2007. It has been a remarkable journey. It is likely we are missing some Black-owned & operated blogs our current list! If you see any that are missing ... please let me know in the COMMENTS section.

Here are some of the blog lists from the past four quarters:
Anyhow, with no further ado, here are the Top Ten Black Blogs for Feb 2009:
  1. Pam Spaulding: Pam's House Blend (Authority: 1,241 / Rank: 1,257) - [Politics] Pam's blog continues to maintain a commanding lead as the top Black blog in the universe. Tags for this blog are race, politics, feminism, gay and lesbian. This blog was BBR #2 a year ago.
  2. The Bossip: Bossip.com (Authority: 751 / Rank: 2,942) - [Entertainment] Bossip.com is the top-ranked gossip or entertainment blog on our list. We continue to wonder whether The Bossip is male or female? Tags for this blog are Music, Entertainment, gossip, R&B, Racism, Black, Hip-Hop, Harlem, Bet, African American, alicia keys, jay-z, Allen Iverson, russell simmons, p diddy, the superficial, spelman college, young jeezy, hot 97 and Mary J Blige. This blog was BBR #1 a year ago.
  3. Ahsmi Rawlins: Nah Right (Authority: 738 / Rank: 3,042) - [Entertainment] Ashmi (a.k.a., ESKAY) has been blogging since May 2005. Both his name and job are based on phonetics, literally and figuratively. The name – eskay – is the phonetic spelling of “SK,” the tag he used as a graffiti writer years ago. Tags for this blog are news and music. This blog was BBR #6 a year ago.
  4. Angel Laws: Concrete Loop (Authority: 634 / Rank: 3,762) - [Entertainment] Angel Laws is the young sister who who owns and operates this dynamic entertainment blog. Angel has other interests in life as demonstrated by her photo blog. Tags for this blog are Music, Pictures, gossip, R&B, Hollywood, Celebs, Exclusive, loop, concrete, gossip blog, concreteloop, black celebs, black gossip, celeb interviews and black hollywood. This blog was BBR #3 a year ago.
  5. Oliver Willis: Oliver Willis (Authority: 600 / Rank: 4,061) - [Politics] Oliver has been blogging since April 2005. He is expanding his cyber-empire to YouTube as well. Tags for this blog are politicsmedianewscomedyhumor, progressive, politicsmedianewscomedyhumor, Journalism, News, Entertainment, Politics, Media, Liberal, pundit, Democrats and Movies. This blog was BBR #7 a year ago.
  6. Felicia Palmer and Steven Samuel: This is SOHH.com (Authority: 592 / Rank: 4,118) - [Entertainment] I just learned about this blog last week. SOHH stands for Support Online Hip Hop. SOHH.com is a destination site for fans of hip hop music. The site was created in 1997 as a more cost-effective information alternative to a monthly print publication called 4Control Media, which launched two years earlier. SOHH.com, which is based in Jersey City, N.J., began as an online hip hop campaign to promote the musical genre on the Internet. Tags for this blog are HIP HOP, Rap, Magazine and Newspapers. This blog was not ranked a year ago.
  7. Natasha Eubanks: Young, Black & Fabulous (Authority: 570 / Rank: 4,118) - [Entertainment] Natasha Eubanks started blogging four years ago out of her passion for celebrity gossip. This blog was BBR #8 a year ago.
  8. Baratunde Thurston and Cheryl Contee: Jack and Jill Politics (Authority: 563 / Rank: 4,405) - [Politics] Baratunde and Cheryl make up the dynamic online team of Jack and Jill. This blog was BBR #13 a year ago.
  9. La Shawn Barber: La Shawn Barber's Corner (Authority: 411 / Rank: 6,848) - [Social Commentary] This top-ranked blog was launched in November 2003. Tags for this blog are News, Music, Media, Writer, conservative, Black, God, Digital, blogger, Journalism, Women, Jesus Christ, Bible, Harry Potter, iTunes, Christian, Pro-life and Reformed. This blog was BBR #9 a year ago.
  10. Wayne Bennett: The Field Negro (Authority: 382 / Rank: 7,637) - [Social Commentary] The Los Angeles Times interview provided insights into Wayne last year. It is worth noting that this is the top-ranked Black blog running on Blogger.com platform. Tags for this blog are house negro, Politcs, Race, Racism, negroes, Economics, Law, Urban, Jamaica, Pan Africanism, Malcolm X, Crime, Sports, killadelphia and third world. This blog was BBR #17 a year ago.

HONORABLE MENTION (11-25): AfroBella, Womanist Musings, Necole Bitchie, Raw Dawg Buffalo, Living Life Abundantly, Ill Doctrine, Angry Black Bitch, Sandra Rose, Crunk & Disorderly, Rod 2.0:Beta, The Black Snob, The Angry Black Woman, Stuff Fly People Like, SoulBounce.com and Electronic Village.

This ranking is open to any blogger of African descent. We invite all progressive Black bloggers to consider applying for membership into The AfroSpear.

Black Blog Rankings lean heavily on the Technorati Authority and Rank score for each blog. The Technorati authority and rank numbers are shown in parenthesis. The authority figure includes a number of factors including the number of blogs that are linked to this blogger over the past six months. The rank number indicates how many blogs are between the one listed and The Huffington Post, which is the #1 overall blog in the universe.

We are adding links to the Word version of the Villager's Black Blog Rankings. Let me know if you want a copy of the Word version. In the meantime, I encourage you to share some link-love with this post so that your blog readers know about us!


DNLee said...

Hey Villager! Thanks for the publicity for the Diversity in Science Black History Month Carnival.

I'm here because I am glad, glad, glad to share more Black Blogs - including a Black Science Blog! Yeah

Chick with PhizzleDizzle (Black female doctoral candidate in computer science) http://phizzledizzle.blogspot.com/

SuiteSTL - not science blog, in fact, a local st louis blog about entertainment and happening, reminds me of a st louis-style mrs grapevine. cute: http://www.suitestl.blogspot.com/

Villager said...

DN - I've added both blogs to the BBR. Phizzle Dizzle is now BBR #1594. suiteSTL is now BBR #1595...

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

thanks for the love, me 14 wow

dnlee email me

Monica Roberts said...

Seems like I'm in yo-yo mode lately. Up on BBR, down the next.

Got to get back in George Jefferson mode and start 'moving on up' to that Deluxe apartment in the Top 25.

Villager said...

Monica - The top 50 blogs are very competitive. I've noticed that my technorati authority has been dropping. I'm hanging on to the BBR #25 slot by a fingernail at the moment. Pam's House Blend is amazing to me as she is simply blowing everyone else out of the water...

RawDawg - Keep doin' what u do!

Monica Roberts said...

So I noticed. That's why I'm stepping it up another level.

Need to have chats with my blogging role models to find out how they do it and incorporate it into my own site.

You know how up Tauruses are once we set goals ;)

Words For Hire said...

It is a pleasure to come here and celebrate family! I look forward to the rankings and have discovered great voices here and on Twitter. Together we can bring national attention to the diversity of net and of course the flava we add when we join the party.


Villager said...

Karen - Asante sana!

affrodite said...

Thanks for sharing this, I have 2 blogs that are doing well and will register them. The list is a good resource for us to support each other as well.



affrodite said...

btw, i link does not work to get to Afrospear in your post (something about not right permissions)

Villager said...

Affrodite - Anyone wishing to join the AfroSpear needs to join the GoogleGroup. That gives you the access to the private network...

Steez said...

Hey, Love your site ! I would like to request a copy of your black bloggers word document. Thanks in advance :) tscott@livesteez.com