The Top 50 Black-Owned Websites
Our mission includes uplifting websites created by, and for, people of African descent. These sites are sorted by the strength of their AALBC Score. Check out the more than 400 (and growing) popular, Black-owned, websites considered for inclusion on this top 50 list.
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50 Top Websites Were Found
#1 - AllAfrica
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa — aggregating, producing and distributing 800 news and information items daily from over 130 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. They operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Washington DC. AllAfrica’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#2 - GhanaWeb
Made for and by Ghanaians, GhanaWeb is updated by a team of editors and journalists who ensure balanced coverage of the news by creating original content, publishing syndicated and user-generated content and curating articles from a wide range of Ghanaian print and online media partners. GhanaWeb’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#3 - Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Howard University’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#4 - EURWeb
Since its online launch in 1997, the EUR/Electronic Urban Report has become the Internet’s foremost information source for urban entertainment, sports, politics and opinion. EURWeb’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#5 - Black Enterprise
AALBC Score: 7.36
Domain Created: Nov 17, 1995 (25 Years, 0 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 5,247
Alexa Rank: 30,334
Bing (indexed pages): 339,000
Owner: Earl G. Graves Publishing Company, Inc.
Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, they have provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Black Enterprise’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#6 - The Source
Since 1988, the Source has been the leading international voice for the ever-evolving world of Hip-Hop music, culture and politics. The Source’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#7 - Essence
Founded in 1970, Essence is an international, omni-channel destination for diverse storytelling and original content comprising beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and culture. Essence’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#8 - Bossip
Bossip.com is the premier destination for African American popular culture and entertainment, with a voice that’s edgy, viciously hilarious, politically aware–and completely unique. Bossip’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#9 - Worldstar Hip Hop
WorldStarHipHop.com was formed in 2005 and has undergone tremendous growth since it’s initial launch. WorldStarHipHop.com is the premiere online hip hop destination. Artists and brands alike have utilized the platform that WorldStarHipHop.com to debut their music videos, singles, apparel, and products given the sites traffic and loyal audience. Worldstar Hip Hop’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#10 - SOHH
For the best in Hip-Hop News, there is SOHH (Support Online Hip Hop). Voted one of the best Hip Hop sites by Rolling Stone in 2001. SOHH’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#11 - Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FA
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded as the State Normal College for Colored Students, and on October 3, 1887, it began classes with fifteen students and two instructors. Today, FAMU, as it has become affectionately known, is the premiere school among historically black colleges and universities. Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FA’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#12 - Rolling Out
RollingOut.com is the top resource for Breaking Black News, Celebrity Videos, Entertainment, Business and more. Rolling Out’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#13 - JUNETEENTH.com
JUNETEENTH.com promotes unity, freedom, achievement and self-esteem through the celebration of Juneteenth across the nation and beyond. Their mission is to inspire and support individuals, organizations and corporations in the hosting of Juneteenth celebrations. Through these celebrations, a greater understanding, appreciation and embrace of our nation's diversity will be achieved. The JUNETEENTH.com website serves as an educational and motivational resource for all. JUNETEENTH.com’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#14 - Lipstick Alley
Lipstick Alley members are predominantly African American females, but all races and genders are welcome to join. Lipstick Alley’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#15 - Black Planet
Worlds largest free African-American online community where Black women and Black men meet to chat, discuss and engage on what matters to us. Now with jobs, news, dating, games and photos. Black Planet’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#16 - Black America Web
REACH Media was formed in January 2003 to develop, acquire and partner in quality media and marketing opportunities targeting the African American community and lifestyles. Tom Joyner, radio’s preeminent African-American entertainer REACH Media’s founder, chairperson and majority owner. Black America Web’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#17 - Spelman College
Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta. Spelman College’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#18 - Africanews
In response to the question “Why Africanews?” Michael Peters answered: “Africa is a land of opportunities. It is a continent which is rising. But why can’t we hear what the Africans have to say, not only on African affairs, but on world affairs too? The demand for unbiased News is unmet. There is a gap to fill. This is why we are launching Africanews to pioneer independent News from the African perspective. A new adventure starts for a fully-fledged Pan-African network whose unique mission is empowering people through independent and reliable news.” Africanews’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#19 - Ebony
EBONY is the No. 1 source for an authoritative perspective on the multidimensional African-American community. The EBONY brand, including print, digital and social reaches over 30 million readers monthly. EBONY media reflects the cross section of Black America as delivered by the best thinkers, trendsetters, activists, celebrities and next-generation leaders. Ebony’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#20 - All Hip Hop
AllHipHop.com was founded and launched in 1998 by CEO’s Grouchy Greg Watkins and Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur. AllHipHop.com is a valuable resource for hip-hop on the internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia, a fast growing community and other interesting content. All Hip Hop’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#21 - Modern Ghana
Modern Ghana is an online media portal that since its inception in August 2005 has met the demands of readers and visitors with the growing population of the online community. The news portal has brought news stories and information to all Ghanaians and other international viewers who currently make up the large audience online. Modern Ghana’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#22 - The Grio
TheGrio.com is a video news community devoted to providing stories and issues that affect and reflect black America but may be underrepresented in traditional national news outlets. The Grio’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#23 - Morehouse College
Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. Morehouse College’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#24 - HelloBeautiful
AALBC Score: 6.35
Domain Created: Jun 16, 1999 (21 Years, 5 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 18,142
Alexa Rank: 177,688
Bing (indexed pages): 360,000
Owner: Interactive One, LLC.
HelloBeautiful.com is where Black women go to talk about themselves shamelessly. We share, confess, indulge, encourage and celebrate each other, while indulging our guilty pleasures. HelloBeautiful’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#25 - The South African
First established in 2003 by Blue Sky Publications Ltd, thesouthafrican.com has evolved to become one of the most read websites in South Africa. The South African’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#26 - Peace FM Online
Peacefmonline.com, is Ghana’s leader in news and information delivery. It offers its viewing audience a one-stop shop for easy access to information relevant to all people of Black African descent. Brought to you by Despite Media Group, peacefmonline.com offers its reading audience with a comprehensive online source for up-to-the-minute news about politics, business, entertainment and other issues affecting the African continent. Peace FM Online’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#27 - NewsOne
AALBC Score: 6.24
Domain Created: May 27, 2010 (10 Years, 6 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 7,611
Alexa Rank: 55,865
Bing (indexed pages): 643,000
Owner: Interactive One, LLC.
NewsOne.com is your destination for news and information for and about Blacks in America. Filled with original stories, diverse opinions, photos, videos and polls, let NewsOne be your daily stop and make your voices heard! NewsOne’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#28 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#29 - AALBC.com
AALBC.com oldest, largest, and most frequently visited website dedicated to books written by or about people of African descent. AALBC.com’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#30 - Madame Noire
AALBC Score: 5.98
Domain Created: Mar 10, 2010 (10 Years, 8 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 8,595
Alexa Rank: 51,568
Bing (indexed pages): 227,000
Owner: Interactive One, LLC.
In the heart of a woman, you’ll find two things: love, and more love. Even when that woman’s having a bad hair day or struggling with her 1980’s wardrobe, she is filled with love. This woman is you, your sister, your mother, your role model, your wife, your friend, your girlfriend, your cousin, your First Lady…: we listen to her thoughts and collect them here. And, we fondly call her “MadameNoire.” Madame Noire’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#31 - The St. Louis American
Continuously published, without missing a single issue, since 1928, The St. Louis American newspaper has emerged as the leading, most-trusted voice of the area’s African-American community, and has extended its reach to become a major multi-platform media entity in Missouri. The St. Louis American’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#32 - Linda Ikeji’s Blog
“News, Events, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Inspiration and yes… Gossip! *Wink*” Linda Ikeji’s Blog’s information was last updated Aug 19, 2020.
#33 - Face2Face Africa
“The Premier Global Black VOICE!” Face2Face Africa’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#34 - Young, Black and Fabulous
Delivering breaking news, exclusive stories, the fab, the foolywang and instant celebrity news. Young, Black and Fabulous’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#35 - United Negro College Fund
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. We support 60,000 students & 37 #HBCUs. A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE® United Negro College Fund’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#36 - BlackPast.org
BlackPast.org is an independent non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) dedicated to bringing African American history to a global audience. BlackPast.org’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#37 - Atlanta Black Star
“Empowering narratives to change our world - News, Politics, Entertainment, Culture, and more from a Black perspective.” Atlanta Black Star’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#38 - BlackDoctor.org
BlackDoctor.org is your trusted, daily resource for healthier, happier living, and your daily medicine for life. BlackDoctor.org’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#39 - Black Lives Matter
AALBC Score: 5.78
Domain Created: Jul 17, 2013 (7 Years, 4 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 6,726
Alexa Rank: 21,261
Bing (indexed pages): 138,000
Owner: Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, and Alicia Garza
Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state. Black Lives Matter’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#40 - MTO News
MTONews.com launched in 2006 and quickly became the top online destination for African American news. The site covers celebrity, entertainment and general interest news, with a focus on African American culture. MTO News’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#41 - Blackfilm
blackfilm.com is a respected media outlet and publisher of film, television, theater, and digital editorial, news and entertainment content. Our mission is to promote and support diversity in film-making. They have brought groundbreaking films to audiences that might not otherwise be available. Blackfilm’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#42 - Hip-Hop Wired
We at Hip-Hop Wired have chosen to authoritatively document the many facets of the Hip-Hop Nation with the respect and verve it duly deserves. Our mission is to accurately survey the Hip-Hop landscape with proper perspective, championing topics we believe should be celebrated, yet remaining partial enough to lend a critical eye to issues that deserve deliberation and debate. Hip-Hop Wired’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#43 - DiversityInc.
“We believe that all people are created equally, and therefore, talent is distributed equally as well. We feel that an organization's management of diversity can be defined and judged in absolute metrics, most easily with human-capital statistics. A full explanation can be found in The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity department.” DiversityInc.’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#44 - The Philadelphia Tribune
AALBC Score: 5.61
Domain Created: Jan 25, 2007 (13 Years, 10 Months)
SEMrush Rank: 21,834
Alexa Rank: 151,265
Bing (indexed pages): 132,000
Owner: The Philadelphia Tribune
The Philadelphia Tribune, founded in 1884 by Christopher James Perry, Sr., is America’s oldest and the Greater Philadelphia region’s largest daily newspaper serving the African-American community. The Philadelphia Tribune’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#45 - Blavity
“Blavity is a community of the most exceptional multi-cultural creators and influencers in the world. We partner with diverse content creators and influencers to help them reach a wider audience, amplify their message, and fund their hustles. We believe that the world shifts according to the way people see it. If you change the way people view the world, you can transform it.” Blavity’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#46 - Color Of Change
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. They help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. Color Of Change’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#47 - NotJustOk
NotJustOk.com has evolved into the most visited Nigerian music website. Voted the #1 Nigerian Music Website in 2010 and 2011, notjustok.com now leads the way in providing brand new Hip-Hop/Contemporary music and videos on a daily basis to Nigerians around the world. NotJustOk’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#48 - Shadow and Act
Shadow and Act is a web portal dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. Shadow and Act’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#49 - The Shade Room
At first, the purpose was purely entertainment. I came up with the name “The Shade Room” because I wanted to share my honest opinion on Celebrity news. All too often, when people share their brutally honest opinions, it can be misconstrued as “shade.” As a result, I wanted to embrace the word and redefine it. The Shade Room is really the “truth” room where myself and the readers can express our honest opinions on certain topics. The Shade Room’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.
#50 - The Pensacola Voice
The Pensacola Voice’s information was last updated Nov 01, 2020.