Quick: Name Five Well Known, Black Owned, Websites
Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:46 PM
I figured I'd put the question to a larger audience, and see what answers I got. Try to answer the question off the top of your head, without resorting to internet searches.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:31 PM
Difficult since many of the originally owned black sites are now no longer majority black owned and those that are black owned are "not popular."
1. theroot.com - most traffic but majority owned by The Washington Post
2. netnoir.com - first black internet news portal. No longer as popular or active.
3. blackplanet.com - was more popular when its founder and owner Omar Wassow was at the helm
4. Black Voices - the AOL portal reincorporated into The Huffington Post (AOL); not as popular as The Root but its origins were black founded.
5. Urbancusp.com - not highly trafficked but black owned and with original content.
However, since formerly once owned black sites don't count; we're left with Urbancusp.com and, I believe, Netnoir.com is black owned again. Hmmm.... this is difficult.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:42 PM
Yeah I checked NetNoir, someone must have "camped on the domain name" it is an obscure blog -- not the same site. But who know one day.
Blackplanet a sical media site is owned by Interactive One. Interactive One's whose ownership is unclear.
I was unfamiliar with Urbancsup. They don't have a very high Alexa ranking, but it looks like a cool site and I'll help spread the word.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:06 PM
John Thompson first creator of internet video: http://inventors.abo...programming.htm
Alan Emtage created the first Internet search engine, ARCHIE: http://www.alanemtag...aphy/index.html
Emmit McHenry (because without him we'd have no dotcoms) founder of NetSol: http://alumni.du.edu...&gid=1&pgid=359
You may be able to pull up my exchange with Red Ibis by search on twitter hash tag #blackinamerica
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:48 PM
Great post...can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:59 PM
Essence, should be doing better, particularly given the site's ownership, but who know what resources they are allocated.
Radio One is a publically traded company: ROIAK on the NASDAQ The majority of shares are held by insititutions. A significanrt part of the management team is Black. I seem to recall reading somewhere that they qualify as a minority owned business, but I'm not sure i that still applies. In any event, without having more information or taking the time to really dig. I'd have to put them into the "Black Owned" side. Publicaly traded companies are really a different animal, you really can restrict ownership to just Black folks
Based upon Alexa Rankings, so far, Black Planet is the most popular "Black owned" website.
What are is the largest independent, Blacked owned, websites? When I get back to Huria Search I'll be able to make that detrminination.
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