5 Influential African American Women Bloggers to Follow

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Want to become an influential blogger? Well, one thing you’ll have to do is follow other influential bloggers that relate to who you are, your brand and niche. Therefore, if you’re a Black female blogger, then you need to follow some influential African American women bloggers in order to improve your own online authority.

5 Authoritative African American Women Bloggers Taking the Net by Storm

Black Lives Matter protester shouts during march on City Hall following ruling on LAPD shooting and possible murder of African American female Redel Jones.
Los Angeles, CA – Black Lives Matter protester shouts during march on City Hall following ruling on LAPD shooting and possible murder of African American female Redel Jones.
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Here are five black women with very popular blogs. They all have impressive Google Page Rank, Alexa Rank and site visit stats:

1. Happy Black Woman

The Happy Black Woman blog was founded by Rosetta Thurman, a professional author, mentor, speaker and coach. Her blog is dedicated to helping other women “create ideal lives.” It launched in 2010, and has since become a community dedicated to supporting women committed to going after big dreams. Rosetta helps women become business owners so they can quit their jobs.

HappyBlackWoman.com is an international training company. Its purpose is to empower black women worldwide to use entrepreneurship and personal development to transform their lives. This member of our influential African American Women Bloggers list is the author of these best-selling titles:

2. Blogging While Brown

The Blogging While Brown blog was created by Gina McCauley in 2008. Today, it acts as a posting place for the planet’s “Black intergenerational and interdisciplinary genius” bloggers to collaborate. Gina’s blog is dedicated to tech savvy people, and reaches more than 40 million unique monthly visitors.

Each year, the site sponsors the Black Social Media Summit, which will be held in Austin, TX on March 11, 2017. This blogging conference deals with innovation, collaboration and education among African American Women Bloggers and other Bloggers of Color. The goal is to bring together, inspire and educate and increase the influential reach of black social media professionals, speakers and content creators.

3. Black Girl Nerds

Jamie Broadnax makes our list of African American Women Bloggers for her blog Black Girl Nerds.
Jamie Broadnax makes our list of African American Women Bloggers for her blog Black Girl Nerds.
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The Black Girl Nerds blog is run by Jamie Broadnax as a place for women of color, and all women in general, to collaborate. It’s not just for African American Women Bloggers, but for ALL nerdy women and men who enjoy blogging.

Jamie created this blog to give other nerdy girls chances to “come out of the closet” so they can express to the world just how proud they are to be who they are. Bloggers are given the opportunities to just be themselves as they blog, and not worry about others judging them. The mission is to help other Black Girl Nerds come together to create a growing, flourishing group.

4. Conservative Black Chick

The Conservative Black Chick blog was launched by black conservative woman Crystal Wright. This female blogger considers herself to be a “triple minority: woman, black and a Republican.” She works as a blog publisher, editor and communications consultant.

Crystal co-owns the full-service public relations company known as Baker Wright Group, LLC. It specializes in message development, crisis communications, media training, media relations and communications counseling. She’s the author of Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division.

5. For Harriet

The For Harriet blog was specifically created by Kimberly Foster for African American Bloggers and bloggers from other African ancestry. Its content is used to “encourage women through storytelling and journalism.” The writing team aims to encourage engagement and discussions related to the complexity and beauty of being a black woman.

Kimberly aspires to entertain, inspire and educate, while providing a collaborative, thought-provoking alternative to mainstream media groups. The goal is to publish content that represents Black womanhood, who we are and who we hope to be in life. ForHarriet.com is a digital community for African American Women bloggers and readers, and reaches more than 2 million visitors monthly.

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