The num­ber of black women cre­at­ing online con­tent is steadi­ly ris­ing, and we couldn’t be more pleased. The black woman’s nar­ra­tive has been told by peo­ple oth­er than black women for far too long. So it’s both refresh­ing and empow­er­ing to read our own sto­ries told in our own voic­es. Indeed the sites list­ed below chal­lenge society’s per­cep­tion of black women by pre­sent­ing us as mul­ti­di­men­sion­al, instead of the sta­t­ic and stereo­typ­i­cal fig­ures we’ve grown accus­tomed to see­ing.

Beyond Clas­si­cal­ly Beau­ti­ful

BeyondClassicallyBeautiful.com is a mul­ti­me­dia des­ti­na­tion that cel­e­brates the diverse beau­ty of black women. They work to inspire, show­case and uplift black women through beau­ty and style cov­er­age focus­ing on the every­day woman.

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Black Snob

Born and raised in St. Louis, Mo. on a healthy diet of news pro­gram­ming, pop cul­ture, black his­to­ry and “snark,” Danielle Bel­ton, daugh­ter of lov­ing “reg­u­lar folk” and wife of no one, exam­ines the irrev­er­ent side of Amer­i­can life.
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Bougie Black Girl

The BougieBlackGirl.com blog, Bougie Black Girl Forum, books and social media aim to pro­vide con­tent that empow­ers and enrich­es black women, and push­es against the nar­ra­tive of black women as mules.

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4C Hair Chicks

The site’s mis­sion is to high­light under­rep­re­sent­ed tight­ly-coily-haired beau­ty, pro­vide hair care edu­ca­tion to women with type 4 hair and dis­rupt soci­etal def­i­n­i­tions of beau­ty.

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Blav­i­ty

Coined as ‘World­StarHipHop for smart peo­ple’, Blav­i­ty is a com­mu­ni­ty of the best mul­ti-cul­tur­al cre­ators and influ­encers in the world. The site part­ners with diverse con­tent cre­ators and influ­encers reach a wider audi­ence, ampli­fy their mes­sage, and fund their hus­tles.

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The Shade Room

Accord­ing to founder Ang­ie Nwan­du; “The Shade Room is real­ly the “truth” room where myself and the read­ers can express our hon­est opin­ions on cer­tain top­ics. How­ev­er, after we became more and more pop­u­lar, the read­ers that we affec­tion­ate­ly labeled ‘room­mates’, demand­ed more than just gos­sip. They want­ed a lit­tle bit of com­mu­ni­ty news, trend­ing news, etc. They want­ed more pos­i­tiv­i­ty and sub­stance as well, and we found that it was impor­tant to pro­vide more than just gos­sip, even though that is our pri­ma­ry focus!”

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XO Necole

Evolv­ing from Necole Bitchie, XONecole’s mis­sion is to pro­mote pos­i­tive images of woman of col­or, as well as empow­er, edu­cate, and inspire mil­len­ni­als through beau­ty, fash­ion, lifestyle, career and trav­el fea­tures.

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For Har­ri­et

For Har­ri­et is an online com­mu­ni­ty for women of African ances­try. The site encour­ages women, through sto­ry­telling and jour­nal­ism, to engage in can­did, rev­e­la­to­ry dia­logue about the beau­ty and com­plex­i­ty of Black wom­an­hood.

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Clutch Mag­a­zine

Since its dig­i­tal launch in 2007, Clutch has pro­vid­ed up-to-the-minute news and cul­ture cov­er­age on issues con­cern­ing black women in Amer­i­ca and world­wide.

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Fash­ion Bomb Dai­ly

Cre­at­ed in August 2006 by jour­nal­ist Claire Sul­mers, Fash­ion Bomb Dai­ly pro­vides dai­ly dos­es of chic to savvy styl­is­tas. Rec­og­niz­ing there were few print and online sources for mul­ti­cul­tur­al fash­ion, Claire took her inter­ests in style and writ­ing to cre­ate the num­ber one online des­ti­na­tion for glob­al chic seek­ers with a pen­chant for all things fab­u­lous.

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BONUS
Check out some of the blogs run by BGLH staffers:

klassykinks.com for Nat­ur­al Hair and Lifet­syle.

www.cassandrebeccai.com for Nat­ur­al Hair.

huneybflyy.com for Beau­ty, Nat­ur­al Hair, and Cul­ture

Lisaalamode.com for Beau­ty, Style, and Entre­pre­neurism

hairandhealth.blogspot.com for Healthy Hair and Body

Questfortheperfectcurl.com for Curly Hair Tips

If we’ve missed any of your favorites feels free to shout them out below!

 

I’m a Lip­stick-obsessed Jour­nal­ist and Fash­ion Blog­ger. You can find me over on my blog or youtube chan­nel swatch­ing lip­pies and strut­ting around in 5-inch heels. I’m a also a brand coach, spe­cial­iz­ing in video mar­ket­ing and dig­i­tal brand devel­op­ment. Find me @lisaalamode.

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matermea

Love Black Girls In Om (www.blackgirlinom.com), Luvvie (www.awesomelyluvvie.com), and my own site mater mea (www.matermea.com)!

Barbara Belle

Real­ly, the shade room?

Barbara Belle

Shade room? Real­ly ?

me

Amaz­ing! Thanks bglh!

Rich Goldstein

This list is amaz­ing. Thank you for the great rec­om­men­da­tions. Hon­or­able men­tions as well for Black Girl Dan­ger­ous, run by the mag­nif­i­cent Mia McKen­zie [http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/], and Black Veg­ans Rocks, by Aph and Syl Ko [http://www.blackvegansrock.com/].

cryssi

Urban Bush Babes

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