30 Black Women Bloggers You Should Know

Recently, The Root published a great piece on the 30 Black Bloggers You Should Know. The list was filled with a number of talented men and women who've made a mark on the blogosphere, but after the list was released, there was some concern that we only highlight the same two dozen or so faces every time there's talk about Black blogs. So here's a curated list of Black women bloggers you need to add to your RSS feed reader immediately.

The list is divided into 3 parts, so be sure to check back.

Max of Max Logic - The Black blogosphere is dominated by male-centric relationship blogs, but Max's provocative and honest take on dating from a woman's perspective provides a worthy counterpoint. The subject matter sometimes ventures into the uncomfortable, but the writing never feels forced, and like any dating blog, sometimes the comments are as good as the post.

Lashanda Henry of SistaSense - If you spend your work day thinking of how you'll finally escape your cubicle for good, LaShanda Henry's blog is a must read. She's a successful solopreneur who shares the knowledge she's gleaned getting advice from her many online ventures. In addition to her SistaSense blog, she runs Black Business Women Online. A social network nearly 9000 women strong who come together to offer each other support and encouragement.

Rosetta Thurman of Happy Black Woman - Most of us are continually seeking to be our best selves, and this personal development blog could help you on your journey. Consistently updated with powerful reflections and self-affirmations, it's the ideal online destination for those days when the rainbow just isn't enough. Check out her 31 Day Reset Program for more in depth self-exploration.

Nichelle Gainer of Vintage Black Glamour & 55 Secret Street - Black women have not always been treated like queens. Nichelle's blogs are reminders that we have a history of beauty and glamour. With beauty tips and fashion advice, Nichelle shows us how to pamper our bodies. With the gorgeous photos of black women from eras gone by, you'll treat your soul.

Jamilah Lemieux of The Beautiful Struggler - Prepare to be challenged by the elegant, revealing prose you'll find on this blog. Jamilah fearlessly tackles a wide range of topics connected to African American lives and cultures. You'll leave her blog reevaluating the space you inhabit, and that's invaluable.

Joi Mckenzie of The Fab Empire - What were your favorite celebrities doing last night? Keep up with the comings and goings of the Black gliterati with this blog network that covers events nationwide.

Monica Roberts of TransGriot - On her blog, Monica battles the ongoing invisibility of African American transwomen. She's a trailblazer in the space for digital LGBT activism because she's willing to fight for equality head on.

Felicia Pride of The Backlist -  Felicia Pride uses the knowledge she's gleaned as a longtime author and creative professional to develop The Backlist -- an organization that creates dynamic content across a number of platforms. It's an essential resource for those looking to make a living or a difference in the industry.

Denene Millner of My Brown Baby -The author shares her insights on the ins and outs of raising African American children. Revealing her own trials and triumphs, Denene fosters an community of men and women dedicated to making the next generation as power it can be.

Glennisha Morgan of The Fembassy - New media has provided us unprecedented opportunities to share our stories. After recognizing a considerable lack of coverage on women artists in hip hop, Glennisha Morgan began what has become the preeminent source for information on femcees. Glennisha's site scored her a spot on the BET documentary My Mic Sounds Nice.

Michele Grant of Black 'n Bougie - Just like your oldest friend, Michele dishes unfiltered thoughts on all aspects of bougie life. Her tell-it-like-it-is posts will have you laughing until and it hurts, and you just might learn something.

Brittany of Clumps of Mascara - For those of us who weren't born beauty mavens, Brittany's in depth tutorials and reviews provide a lifeline to fab. She's one of the hardest working beauty bloggers who never fails to provide a the best options for brown girls.

Here's Part 2 and Part 3.

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