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Sep012010

And the Award Goes To...

Once again, you have done it! With over 27,000 ballots submitted, the winners of the 2010 Black Weblog Awards have been selected by you – the blogging public – and our team of distinguished judges. Only a handful of votes separated the winners from the other finalists in several categories.

And for the first time ever, we had a tie for one of our finalists! Now we have two blogs sharing one category win for the popular vote. Wow!

Here's the moment of truth. We present to you the winners of the 2010 Black Weblog Awards.



Best Blog Design


Popular Vote: The Young, Black, and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Mostbeautifullest

Best Blog Network


Popular Vote: Global Grind Network
Judges' Vote: theFreshXpress Blog Network

Best Blog Post Series


Popular Vote: "I Love Black Men" on Black 'n Bougie
Judges' Vote: "Michael Jackson and the Five Stages of Grief" on What Would Thembi Do?

Best Business Blog


Popular Vote: Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed
Judges' Vote: kiss my black ads

Best Cooking or Food Blog


Popular Vote: Yes, Divas Can Cook
Judges' Vote: My Life Runs on Food

Best Culture Blog


Popular Vote: Black Girl with Long Hair
Judges' Vote: Socialtik Mag

Best Faith-Based Blog


Popular Vote: The Old Black Church!
Judges' Vote: The Secular Parent

Best Fashion or Beauty Blog


Popular Vote: Afrobella
Judges' Vote: Afrobella

Best Film Blog


Popular Vote: Black Box Office
Judges' Vote: Shadow and Act

Best Gaming or Comics Blog


Popular Vote: Black Nerd Comedy
Judges' Vote: Black Comix

Best Gossip Blog


Popular Vote: The Young, Black, and Fabulous
Judges' Vote: Necole Bitchie

Best Group Blog


Popular Vote: Very Smart Brothas
Judges' Vote: Very Smart Brothas

Best Health or Wellness Blog


Popular Vote: A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss
Judges' Vote: A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss

Best Hip-Hop Blog


Popular Vote: AllHipHop
Judges' Vote: Hip Hop Blog

Best Humor Blog


Popular Vote: O Hell Nawl
Judges' Vote: Very Smart Brothas

Best International Blog


Popular Vote: Catch a Vibe
Judges' Vote: Catch a Vibe

Best LGBT Blog


Popular Vote: The Skorpion Show
Judges' Vote: TransGriot

Best Microblog


Popular Vote: Sister Toldja
Judges' Vote: The Smithian

Best Music Blog


Popular Vote: SoulBounce
Judges' Vote: SoulBounce

Best New Blog


Popular Vote: The Dithering of a District Diva
Judges' Vote: The Dithering of a District Diva

Best Parenting or Family Blog


Popular Vote: Black and Married with Kids
Judges' Vote: African American Dad

Best Personal Blog


Popular Vote: A Belle in Brooklyn and Until I Get Married
Judges' Vote: Sassy Wife Chronicles

Best Photography Blog


Popular Vote: My Damn Blog
Judges' Vote: Chookooloonks

Best Podcast Series


Popular Vote: HBCU Digest Radio
Judges' Vote: Friday Favecast

Best Political or News Blog


Popular Vote: The Urban Politico
Judges' Vote: Black Snob

Best Science or Technology Blog


Popular Vote: Black Web 2.0
Judges' Vote: Black Web 2.0

Best Sex or Relationships Blog


Popular Vote: Until I Get Married
Judges' Vote: The Relationship Playbook

Best Sports Blog


Popular Vote: Hardwood Diva
Judges' Vote: Black Sports Online

Best Teen Blog


Popular Vote: Teen Savvy
Judges' Vote: DamierDesigns MMX

Best Travel Blog


Popular Vote: Black in Cairo
Judges' Vote: Jay Travels

Best Video Blog Series


Popular Vote: The Skorpion Show
Judges' Vote: Ill Doctrine

Best Writing in a Blog


Popular Vote: Until I Get Married
Judges' Vote: Uptown Notes

Blog of the Year


Popular Vote: Miss Jia
Judges' Vote: O Hell Nawl

Blog to Watch


Popular Vote: Angry Black Lady Chronicles
Judges' Vote: The Gentlemen's Standard

And the winner of the Aaron Hawkins Award is...

Earl Dunovant!

Earl Dunovant is a web developer and political activist who has blogged at Prometheus 6 since January 2004. Dunovant is also a member of the Media Bloggers Association, has attended presidential debates as a credentialed blogger, and has been featured on NPR as part of News and Notes' Bloggers Roundtable.

Winners, contact us at staff@blackweblogawards.com to receive your winners' graphic!




Our Kickstarter campaign is still chugging along, and we need your support. We have less than 24 hours left, and you can pledge as little as $1 or as much as you like. Those pledging at the $100 level or higher will receive a free invite to our ceremony once our fundraising goal is met! If you haven't pledged yet, please do so today. If you have already pledged, thank you for your support, and we hope you will pledge again!

Make sure you've signed up for our email newsletter to receive the latest information about the Black Weblog Awards!

Next up: our 2010 BWA postmortem. Stay tuned!

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