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 almost three hundred popular, Black-owned, websites considered for inclusion on this top 50 list.
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38 Top Websites Were Found
#1 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#2 - Black Enterprise
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 Oct 16, 2017.
#3 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#4 - HelloBeautiful
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 Oct 16, 2017.
#5 - Black Planet
The largest Black community online! Black Planet’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#6 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#7 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#8 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#9 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#10 - Atlanta Black Star
&ldqu;Empowering narratives to change our world - News, Politics, Entertainment, Culture, and more from a Black perspective.” Atlanta Black Star’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#11 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#12 - Mediatakeout
“The Most Visited Urban Website in the World.” Mediatakeout’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#13 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#14 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#15 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#16 - Madame Noire
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 Oct 16, 2017.
#17 - NewsOne
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 Oct 16, 2017.
#18 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#19 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#20 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#21 - JET Magazine
We’re hip, engaging, fresh, saucy, informative…and naturally, opinionated. At JET we proudly establish ourselves as the coolest point of entry for a young, determined audience who won’t be put in a box. JET Magazine’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#22 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#23 - Cassius
CASSIUS is a digital platform dedicated to telling the unvarnished truth, we give daily voice to those much talked about, but rarely talked to. Through original multimedia reporting and sharp commentary, no topic is left unturned—CASSIUS editors fear nothing and no one—we critique and joke, throw shade, and raise hell. Cassius’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#24 - The Final Call
Founded by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, The Final Call follows in the tradition of Muhammad Speaks, with hard-hitting national and international news and coverage of political issues. It is the official communications organ of the Nation of Islam. The Final Call’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#25 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#26 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#27 - Clutch
Since its digital launch in 2007, Clutch has been at the forefront for today’s young, hip, progressive Black woman. Ever-evolving to match both the needs of our readers, and propelled by the rapid pace of the digital age, Clutch has transformed from a weekly magazine to a rich, relevant resource boasting daily features combined with a popular blog which is continually updated each day. Clutch’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#28 - Blavity
Blavity is a venture-backed technology and media company aimed at building beautiful products and experiences for black millennials. Founded in July 2014, has quickly grown to become one of the fastest growing digital media outlets on the web, reaching more than 7M millennials a month. Blavity’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#29 - AFRO American Newspapers
From its earliest years, the Afro-American has been a strong force for racial equality and equal opportunity, as well as a force for economic and social advancement of Blacks in America. Today, it continues its mission with insightful coverage of current events and major social trends. AFRO American Newspapers’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#30 - 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 Oct 16, 2017.
#31 - Awesomely Luvvie
Luvvie Ajayi is an AALBC.com and New York Times best-selling author (I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual), speaker, and branding strategist. Her expertise is in 3 spaces: pop culture, technology and activism. Awesomely Luvvie’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#32 - Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Diverseeducation.com is the premier online destination for coverage, commentary, and analysis of higher education for and about underrepresented and historically excluded groups. We are the modern voice of diversity in the Academe, reporting on policy that touches people of color and others, providing high-quality and issue-oriented journalism in areas touching but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic class. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#33 - Atlanta Daily World
Atlanta Daily World is Atlanta’s oldest African American newspaper and has been dedicated to giving ground-breaking and current coverage on issues relevant to the African American community since 1928. Atlanta Daily World’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#34 - The Los Angeles Sentinel
The Los Angeles Sentinel is an African American owned and operated newspaper that puts emphasis on issues concerning the African American community and its readers. It’s a highly regarded paper that significantly influences the perceptions, attitudes and buying decisions of its readership. The Los Angeles Sentinel’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#35 - BlackNews.com
BlackNews.com is a non-partisan online destination for African American news, commentary, and celebrity photos. Since the year 2000, the site has been a valuable resource to the African American community. BlackNews.com’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#36 - New York Amsterdam News
The New York Amsterdam News was started more than a century ago, with a $10 investment. It has gone on to become one of the most important Black newspapers in the country and today remains one of the most influential Black-owned and -operated media businesses in the nation, if not the world. New York Amsterdam News’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#37 - Black Girl Nerds
Black Girl Nerds is a place for women of color with various eccentricities to express themselves freely and embrace who they are. This is not a site exclusively for Black women. It’s for ALL women who are just as nerdy as we are and the men who love and appreciate us. Black Girl Nerds’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.
#38 - Your Black World
Your Black World is the top black news site in America. It was created to allow a diverse set of black voices to reveal themselves. There is no shame in being black, whether you are into reading the hottest news, receiving the latest commentary from the top black writers, or seeking sports, finance, advice, politics or celebrity gossip. Your Black World’s information was last updated Oct 16, 2017.