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 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#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 Aug 23, 2022.
#3 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#4 - FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)
AALBC Score: 93.20
Domain Created: Mar 20, 1995 (27 Years, 6 Months)
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. FAMU (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University)’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#5 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#6 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#7 - AfroTech
Business & economy website • Science, technology and engineering • News & media website AfroTech’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#8 - Spelman College
AALBC Score: 91.20
Domain Created: Jun 14, 1996 (26 Years, 3 Months)
Owner: 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#9 - Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc
AALBC Score: 91.00
Domain Created: Sep 06, 1995 (27 Years, 0 Months)
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#10 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#11 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#12 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#13 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#14 - The Washington Informer
AALBC Score: 88.80
Domain Created: Jan 28, 1997 (25 Years, 7 Months)
The Washington Informer’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#15 - United Negro College Fund
AALBC Score: 88.60
Domain Created: Feb 08, 1996 (26 Years, 7 Months)
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 Aug 23, 2022.
#16 - 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 Aug 18, 2022.
#17 - Mediatakeout
AALBC Score: 88.00
Domain Created: Jan 17, 2006 (16 Years, 8 Months)
Owner: Fred Mwangaguhunga
“The Most Visited Urban Website in the World.” Mediatakeout’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#18 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#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 Aug 23, 2022.
#20 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#21 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#22 - National Urban League
AALBC Score: 86.20
Domain Created: Sep 27, 1995 (26 Years, 11 Months)
National Urban League’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#23 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#24 - Tuskegee University
AALBC Score: 85.60
Domain Created: Dec 02, 2002 (19 Years, 9 Months)
Owner: Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#25 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#26 - Black Planet
AALBC Score: 85.20
Domain Created: Jun 21, 1997 (25 Years, 3 Months)
Owner: Interactive One, LLC.
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 Aug 23, 2022.
#27 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#28 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#29 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#30 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#31 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#32 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#33 - Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
AALBC Score: 84.00
Domain Created: Jun 20, 2005 (17 Years, 3 Months)
Owner: Cox, Matthews, and Associates, Inc.
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 Aug 23, 2022.
#34 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#35 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#36 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#37 - New York Amsterdam News
AALBC Score: 82.80
Domain Created: Sep 23, 1997 (25 Years, 0 Months)
Owner: Amnews Corporation
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 Aug 23, 2022.
#38 - Chicago Defender
AALBC Score: 82.60
Domain Created: Oct 11, 1997 (24 Years, 11 Months)
Chicago Defender’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#39 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#40 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#41 - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#42 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#43 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#44 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#45 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#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 Aug 23, 2022.
#47 - The Final Call
AALBC Score: 80.40
Domain Created: May 07, 1997 (25 Years, 4 Months)
Owner: FCN Publishing
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 Aug 23, 2022.
#48 - 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 Aug 23, 2022.
#49 - Black Facts
AALBC Score: 80.00
Domain Created: Oct 31, 1996 (25 Years, 10 Months)
Black Facts’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.
#50 - The Birmingham Times
AALBC Score: 80.00
Domain Created: Jun 25, 1998 (24 Years, 2 Months)
The Birmingham Times’s information was last updated Aug 23, 2022.