Friday, August 22, 2014

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10 Positive African American Web Sites That You Should Bookmark Right Now



10 Positive African American sites you should bookmark| Yes, We Rise


Today, with all of the negative attention we are seeing concerning Michael Brown and Ferguson, MO, I just wanted to send you all to ten sites (plus this one) on the web that make feel better about myself and my family on a daily basis. No foolishness.  Just encouragement, some humor, but definitely a safe place to feel good about our  African American experience. The struggle is still here, but together we all can rise.

Brown Boy Genius (http://brownboygenius.com/) This is a brand new site that I absolutely love. Being a mom of three sons, I am partial but I love the concept of this site. We need to celebrate all of our sons.  This is taken from the about page.
Brown Boy Genius is the brainchild of BritniDanielle, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and novelist. After spending six years teaching middle school English in L.A., and covering dozens of stories about boys of color, Britni was dismayed about the way the media portrayed boys of color and wanted to use her voice to highlight the positive achievements of brown boys as well as build a space that would support, encourage, and give voice to those who love them.

For Harriet (http://www.forharriet.comIf you want to feel good about being an intelligent African American woman, then this site is one you should bookmark right now. 
For Harriet is an online community for women of African ancestry. For Harriet’s mission is to encourage women, through storytelling and journalism. For Harriet also uses its platform to engage in candid, revelatory dialogue about the beauty and complexity of Black womanhood. For Harriet aspires to educate, inspire, and entertain.

Black and Married With Kids (http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/) I became a fan of this site early on and admire what they are doing to promote family. This was taken from their site and is a valid description of what it is about.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community.

My Brown Baby (http://mybrownbaby.com/What can I say about this site. As a mother, I love Denene’s insight of parenting through the African American lens. Check out part of her description of her site.
MyBrownBaby is irreverent. Funny. Full of posts that make you think. Maybe even say, Amen, because it reminds you of whats going on behind your closed door, with your family. It’s a place where African American parents and parents of black children and their opinions matter, and are heard, respected, and revered.

Sons And Brothers ( http://sonsandbrothers.us/ )  Inspired by President Barack Obama’s "My Brother’s Keeper" initiative, Sons And Brothers is an alliance of local and national organizations, communities and corporation who focus on helping America's young men of color reach their full potential in school, work and life.

The Grio  (TheGrio.com)  is the first video-centric news community site devoted to providing African Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to African Americans but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets. It is under the umbrella of MSNBC.

The Root (theroot.com) The Root is the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers.  Founded in 2008, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.

Shadow And Act (http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/) I love film and this site is a great resource of the happenings of cinema.  Here’s a snippet from Tambay Obenson’s description  of what Shadow and Act is all about.
[Shadow And Act] A collective of writers, filmmakers, film critics and film enthusiasts, led by the site's founding creator, Tambay A Obenson, all interested in discussing primarily film and filmmakers of the African Diaspora

ColorLines  (http://colorlines.com/)  This site is published by Race Forward.  Race Forward’s  objective is to advance racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. 

Awesomely Luvvie (http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/) If you need a good belly laugh, you can rely on Luvvie to give it to you.  Trying to describe Luvvie’s antics would take too much time. Check out her about page to read and enjoy her insightful humor.

Do you have any sites to share with us? Leave a comment.




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