Black Enterprise celebrated the 2nd annual Black Blogger Month in May. Over the course of May they featured 20 bloggers on their site. They kicked off the celebration with a party at the 40/40 Club New York and a video interview with several of the bloggers
Fourteen of the selected bloggers were women. Get to know these innovative women and their blogs.
Gina McCauley from What About Our Daughters – Inspired by Don Imus’ negative comments about the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team, Gina launched What About Our Daughters to combat negative images of black women in the media. She is also the cofounder of the Blogging While Brown conference.
Melinda Emerson from Succeed as Your Own Boss – Melinda launched her blog to help others build profitable small buisnesses. She is not only a bestselling author, but was recently honored by Hawk Management as 2012 Most Influential Female Online.
Lovette Ajayi from Awesomely Luvvie – As a popular humor blogger, Lovette covers pop culture and daily life with her sharp wit. She was invited to be one of two brown bloggers on the red carpet for the Academy Awards this year.
Patrice Williams from Looking Fly On A Dime – After getting laid off from a fashion magazine in 2009, Patrice took her bargain hunting fashion knowledge to the blogosphere. She has been a guest on The Nate Berkus Show showing off her thrifty techniques.
Erika Nicole Kendall from Black Girls’ Guide To Weight Loss – Created out of her weight loss journey, Erika has become an voice for African American health issues. In 2011 she won three Black Weblog Awards and has been featured in Essence and Woman’s Day magazines.
Corvida Raven from SheGeeks.net – As a technology blogger, Corvida provides tech reviews for a variety of products including social media, mobile gadgets and web apps. She was recognized as in 2011one of Glamour’s 21 Amazing women and a Fast Company Influential Women in Tech.
Yoli Ouiya from Yoli’s Green Living – Yoli’s green living blog provides people with monthly tips and discounts on all aspects of living an eco-friendly life. She hosts weekly women’s health Twitter chats and is a board member of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food.
Marie Denee from The Curvy Fashionista – Marie is a fashion blogger who shows her readers how to be contemporary and chic no matter what size you are. She was honored as one of this year;s Top 50 Self-Acceptance Bloggers.
Tai and Tarin Perry from Double Saving Divas – From early on these twins learned how to be thrifty, now Tai and Tarin give their tips and techniques on their popular blog. They have been featured on The Nate Berkus Show and The Rachael Ray Show.
Nikki Walton from Curly Nikki – Nikki, a licensed psychotherapist, shares natural hair care techniques and styles for women of color. She has been featured on The Tyra Banks Show and in The New York Times and USA Today.
Karen Civil from KarenCivil.com – This music industry insider has brought her insight and expertise to promoting up and coming artists and giving readers an inside look at the music industry. Karen has been featured in Billboard, The Source, Complex and earned a 2010 MTV Hip Hop Award.
Charli Penn from Man, Wife & Dog – Journalist and writer, Charli writes about life as a newlywed on her marriage and relationship blog. She is also the Relationships Editor at Essence.com and The Huffington Post’s “After the Wedding Blogger.”
Christen Rochon from Divas & Dorks – Tired of searching multiple websites for fashion, entertainment and technology info, Christen created a community of writers to put all their readers are looking for in one popular blog.