With the wealth of information available online, it can be a real challenge to find exactly what you need. Needless to say, most of the information is geared towards white males and females. Other groups, like black women, are in the minority and you need to dig and search a little bit more. So where can you find the best blogs you can actually relate to?
This list is going to make life so much easier for you. These blogs are (for the most part) geared towards black women and are really such a breath of fresh air. To be completely honest, I didn’t know a lot of these, so it was also enlightening for me to come across them. I can readily say I’m a huge of fan of most, if not all blogs!
Let’s get right into it. Here are the 15 best blogs to follow about or related to black women.
This blog is all about Tyece Wilkins connecting women to the best versions of themselves and giving them a platform to express themselves. And yes, ladies, that includes the spoken word. What’s more engaging, involving and moving than poetry? She’s all about feeling, and trust me, after you watch her video on her About page, you’ll be feeling all sorts of goodness.
Even her blurb just makes you want to cry for finding a place where you can be who you are, a black woman: “this is a corner of the internet for women who live with their guards down, their hearts wide open, and their wine glasses filled to the top…this is a haven where wells run deep and life is always served in its rawest and truest form-unbaked, unfiltered, and completely unscripted.”
Where would this best blogs list be without a parenting blog? Since black women are so strong and such amazing mothers, this list would have been incomplete without this blog. Kenrya Rankin Naasel dons so many caps. Besides being a mother, author, journalist and editor, she’s been sought after by big names like Huffington Post and The New York Times.
She talks about her life as a parent, posts cute pics of her kids and even discusses breastfeeding. Remember when the world went crazy because Beyoncé was breastfeeding Blue ivy in public? What is there NOT to love about this woman? She’s not only super talented but she’s also super intelligent, friendly and knowledgeable. If you’re a mom, you’ll love her to bits.
Javacia welcomes you to her blog with a beautiful and bright smile. Her blog is all about empowering woman and helping them make a difference in theirs and others’ lives. I love how she says she’s a “teacher by day, blogger by night, feminist 24/7.” All the feminists out there, this one’s for you.
No best blogs list is complete without a feminist something something. I lost my train of thought there. What I especially love about her blog is how she helps you write better with blog post ideas and the sort and details events and things pertinent to women and their progress in the world. Viva la feminism!
When I first saw that name, I didn’t know what to expect. I saw “bone” and thought of chicken, then I saw “red” and thought maybe spicy or barbecue chicken bone. “Afro puff” made sense ‘cause that’s black, puffy hair, right? (No? My bad.) Mariam Williams is just so lovely. Her blog is actually about “faith, feminism, family–from the perspective of a Black Girl Raised In The South.” So of course, she’s going to talk about Beyoncé (lol).
This best blogs list would not be complete without some godliness to bless us. Amen. What I love is that she’s not preachy. She’s just sharing her journey with us in the best way she knows. Who can argue with that? I also love how she tells us who she’s reading and has contributors. That’s how you know she’s generous.
Isn’t that we all desire, ladies? To be a happy, black woman? We have a blog entitled that. And that’s for a reason. This blog fully pushes the need for black women to support each other. Especially black female entrepreneurs. The world is our oyster, y’all.
Rosetta just exudes peace, serenity and life. That afro is on fleek by the way. She’s completely honest about her upbringing (single mom and grandma with a drug dealer daddy), but she dint allow her past to become an excuse to live a ratchet or loser life. She empowers women through various mediums like workshops, books, her blog and social events. I love her for what she does for the world and you will too. Be the best you and smile, smile, smile!
Latisha is a bubbly woman I love to bits. Her blog design is clean, and so easy to navigate. It’s got everything you need at your fingertips. She’s a lifestyle blogger, mother, web designer and many other things. She’s super talented, I tell you. The quality of pictures and content is nothing short of amazing.
I love how she tackles motherhood in a no-nonsense, honest, girlfriend type of way. She is after all a mother, so um, yeah. She collaborates with a lot of big name brands like Lacoste and Pantene, so that’s worth checking out. Loving the lifestyle blog that made it on the list. Yay!
This best blogs list would not be complete without a blog where the blogger just loves pictures. Meet Sharelle, a spunky, fun-loving naturalista with a big personality and lots of selfies! She’s a curvy girl who’s working what her mama gave her. Can I get an Amen?
This lifestyle blog “brings a classy edge to the latest entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, travel news geared toward our target audience of urban professionals.” So if you’re 18-35, this is the sphere you need to be in. Her personality shines through her pictures (I’m telling you, I just can’t get over how colourful and bright her blog is with all the pictures!). There’s something for the working professional. Work your amazingness with class.
Being the breadwinners that we are, we need to know how to handle your money and make our pennies stretch further if and when possible. This is where SistaSense comes in. LaShanda’s life mission is to “motivate.inform.inspire.connect.” She will help you jumpstart your business and has courses and downloads to get you started.
This savvy money guru has been featured on Ebony and builds websites. I mean, what more do you need? The best blogs list is complete. We have a techwiz in our midst, people. Can we take a moment to think about Hidden Figures and all the other women of colour that are blessed with math/computer/IT science skills?
Did you know that black beauty dates back to the beginning of time? If you didn’t know, now you do. Nichelle brings back fashionable women of colour in style. Ever thought your pinafore or printed dress trend was started by you? Sorry, someone before you came up with that. But that’s a good thing. VGB highlights “glamorous, inspiring, ground-breaking Black women of the 19th and 20th century.”
Nichelle Gainer is such a beautiful, black woman exuding confidence, love and strength. Her bringing back the past in such a positive light is so breath-taking. Her pictures are to die for and her compilation skills are on point. If Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne and Aretha Franklin ring a bell, this is the blog for you.
Jamilah Lemieux not only has a name that makes you think of tropical islands with women with long, curly manes and coconut drinks on white sands, but also a lifestyle blog packed with all things wonderful.
She makes you think twice about what being black actually means on a daily basis and makes you step outside your comfort zone by the way she tackles these and other sore points. She even cares about the environment and encourages you to do the same. Whatever you need, be it fashion, food or home improvement, she’s got you covered.
What’s a best blogs list like this without an entertainment blog? That’s what The Fab Empire is all about. The blog design is flawless, and caters best to young professionals around the US. Joi-Marie McKenzie, writer, author, and what have you, is the creator of this awesome blog. According to the About page, “The Fab Empire covers society, politics, celebrities and local events for young professionals in cities around the U.S.”
I love the fact that it’s always up to date and keeps its readers informed about events in and around cities about things that matter to its audience. Isn’t that what every blog should be doing? Let the fabulosity continue!
I won’t lie. When I first looked at the homepage, it made me want to have my own brown baby! *sobs hysterically* Denene Millner is my new fav bae. She features books, comedies and all that good stuff. She documents the ups and downs of mothering brown babies.
I think it’s so beautiful how she wants to help black parents raise their black children as best as they can under the circumstances. Looking at the climate of the US, her blog is even more relevant. It’s even better that she’s created a strong and growing community that doesn’t seek to put down anyone, but rather educate, entertain and inform. To all the black mothers not knowing how or what to do, this one’s for you.
For those of us who know NOTHING about beating your face, poking your eyes with mascara and foundation (is that a cake? And, yes, I’m talking about me), Brittany, our beauty queen, is here to the rescue.
Her blurb is life: “I’m Brittany. I trip over my feet, I laugh at my own jokes. I forget my age and I like to pretend I’ve got this adulting thing down. Basically, I’m a walking clump of mascara.” I can’t do that anymore justice except saying she could be my twin.
Don’t tell me you didn’t see this one coming? With the success of “Bad and Boujee,” this one is an almost given. Here’s who Michele is in a nutshell, “Hi, I’m Michele Grant… writer, talker, thinker. I’m Bougie. I’m Southern. I voted for Obama.” Succinct and to the point. What more can you say?
She talks about whatever’s on her mind, so be warned: she’s very funny. And she’s relevant. She reviews movies, music and whatever tickles her fancy, really. She keeps it real and will have you in stitches. As black women, we need to know you can laugh out loud every so often instead of crying tears of pain all the damn time. To that end, she’s your go to girl.
Alexandra Elle made the list because she is a poet like me! Sorry. Had to put it out there. This woman’s blog is L.I.F.E. Her minimalistic approach to life is refreshing and quite different from what we would normally associate with black women (colourful, bright, and noisy (in a good way, ALWAYS in a good way).
I especially relate to her because she uses words to get through pain as do I. For that, she is my muse and oh, how I love her so. I’m sure you will too.) Her poetic way of writing gets you in your feels. You feel the pain and stress oozing out of you as you breathe in what she says and expel the bad vibes inhabiting the very depths of your soul. See what she’s doing to me? Enough said.
The list is done.
Here’s a bonus blog you MUST follow. Because I have an affinity for doing better than good, I’m adding it to this great list. It could be just what you need in this very moment.
It’s an open platform for black women to confess (as the name says), truly one of the best blogs for black women. The blurb explains that it was “created to be a safe space for Black Women to speak. Confessions can be about black culture, celebrities, music, shows, movies, stereotypes or people in general.” I don’t know about you guys, but there’s nothing more uplifting than confessing something that’s been weighing on you heavily anonymously. Or maybe that’s just me?
Whatever the case, this might just be what you need to vent, or relieve that heavy feeling on your chest.
Best Blogs for Black Women
Aren’t you all geared up to go and follow these amazing women and soak up all their positivity and energy? I know I sure am.
Which blogs for women do you follow and why? Share your views in the comments section.