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2013 Nominees

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Best Automotive or Car Blog (Provisional)

Sixone7Creative Ramblings

SimplyRides.com

BumperCandy.com

SimplyCadillac.com

Best Beauty Blog 

MANE MAN

Tribe Called Curl

Best Blog Post Series 

Lena Sledge's Blog

The Naked Convos

kreyolicious

Your Chic is Showing

Rise Africa: Talk Africa Series

Chicagoings -Exclusive Interviews with Chicago's Top Entrepreneurs

Starved Magazine- African Summer

The Half Series: When Black People Look White

Best Book or Author Blog

Lena Sledge's Blog

To Be A Better You

Urban Fiction News

Literary Assassins

Best Business Blog

Best 2 Keep it Simple

SixOne7Creative Ramblings

Women Are Gamechangers

Best Entertainment Blog

Witches' Brew

FatalCut Entertainment

Water Cooler Convos Blog

www.TerryMcFly.com

Music is My SOul

The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network

Best Faith-Based Blog

The Journey Suite

My Faith and Fitness

MauriceLindsay.com

EmpowerMoments

To Be A Better You

JubileeMag.com

Best Fashion Blog

A Stylish Hue

The SdotChronicles

Eighteen Forever

Style Is She

Urban Swank

Tribe Called Curl

Best Film Blog

Blallywood

Best Fitness Blog or Vlog

Get Fit or Get Fat

Best Food Blog

Best Frugal Living, Coupon  or DIY Blog 

Sister Save-A-Lot

Best Gaming or Comics Blog

thespawnpointblog

2D-X

AnalogHype.com

Best Group Blog

The Sexy Single Mommy

Edugaytion.com

Theta Theta Sigma Rhoer Club

Witches' Brew

The Naked Convos

Beautiful Brown Girls

Rise Africa

Nerdgasm Noire Network

Urban Swank

Regal Realness

Best Health or Wellness Blog

Pozlifeofpatrick

Mocha Autism Network

Black Weight Loss Success

Hurt 2 Healing

Sailing Autistic Seas

Diagnosed NOT Defeated

Soul Food Therapy

Nubian Wellness

Best Humor Blog

Witches' Brew

Best International Blog

Lena Sledge's Blog

The Naked Convos

kreyolicious

Black Women in Europe™

Rise Africa

Jay Blessed Media

The Dr. Vibe Show™

Afri-love

Best LGBT Blog

Edugaytion.com

MUSED Magazine Online

RONALDMATTERS.COM

Best Micro Blog

What Whites Will Never KNow

Brother Jesse Twitter

@TatianaKing

Vizionz from the Bottom

Best Music Blog

SoulBounce

Soul You Know!

Dead End Hip Hop

Best New Blog

Edugaytion.com

Black Girl Nerds

Twenties Unscripted

LoveAt1stByte.com

FanBros.com

CoolBlkPpl

Water Cooler Convos Blog

A Stylish Hue

Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12

Urban Fiction News

Flirting with My ISMS

Umoya Jewelry Blog

Inform and Engage

Nubian Wellness

Chicagoings - An Independent Look at Chicago

Cool Breeze In The Garden

Tribe Called Curl

dimeink

Black Weight Loss Success

Blallywood

Starved Magazine

Best Original Graphic Design in a Blog

Lena Sledge's Blog

Water Cooler Convos Blog

dimeink

Best Parenting Blog

We Got Kidz

Diary of a First Time Mom

Sailing Autistic Seas

MommyBrown

To Be A Better You

Simply Senia

spelhouseLove

Best Personal Blog

pozlifeofpatrick

Lena Sledge's Blog

Twenties Unscripted

Brother Jesse Blog

Professor JT

Confessions of a Thirty Something Black Man

Chasing Joy

To Be a Better You

Cool Breeze In The Garden

Best Photography in a Blog

SWGRUS

Xawaash

Best Plus Sized Fashion

Your Chic is Showing

Best Podcast

Operation Cubicle

Now In Session with Monika and Bruce

"Bottom Line" by Edugaytion.com

Black Girl Nerds

THE PROFESSED WORD PODCAST

Fan Bros Show

Black on Black Cinema

Effwhatuheard Radio

Straight Outta LoCash

Nerdgasm Noire Network

Needle on the Record Podcast

The Dr. Vibe Show™

Independent Underground Radio LIVE

Best Political or News Blog

Polite On Society

Good Black News

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Inform and Engage

Take Another Look

Independent Underground News & Talk

Best Science or Technology Blog

ShareefJackson.com

TechGuySmartBuy

Tek Dogg

Best Sex or Relationship Blog

The Sexy Single Mommy

The Naked Convos

VeryUnmarried

Keep Your Panties Up and Your Skirt Down

Choices, Voices, and Sole

seriously, maybe...a relationship blog

Vizionz from the Bottom

Best Sports Blog (Provisional)

The Pound 4 Pound Boxing

Best Teen Blog (Provisional)

Theta Theta Sigma Rhoer Club

Best Travel Blog

International Travel Chick

Urban Swank

Best Tutorial Blog or Vlog

Natural & Fabulous

Tribe Called Curl

Xawaash

Best Video Blog

"Bottom Line" by Edugaytion.com

Dead End Hip Hop

Inform and Engage

Xawaash

Best Writing in a Blog

Pozlifeofpatrick

Hearts Converse

Lena Sledge's Blog

The Naked Convos

Kreyolicious

MANE MAN

The Wordallogic

Just Another Day With MrsTDJ

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Education Futures: Emerging Trends and Technologies in K-12

Rise Africa

Regal Realness

Cool Breeze In The Garden

Tribe Called Curl

dimeink

Vizionz from the Bottom

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Dec032012

New Blogger On The Block: SMDLR

Our new blogger on the block is:

 Smdlr, curating coffee culture by Chermelle D. Edwards.

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I love coffee, coffee shops, culture and the intersection of the three in relation to forming universal community. In every part of the world coffee plays a part in culture. But, without the people to consume coffee, frequent a coffee shop and commune over coffee and other goods, the industry wouldn't exist. In conceiving smdlr, I looked for something to marry my love of the Arts - film, music, fashion, literature - and coffee was the connector. Every single thing that I love, I can find within the coffee shop. My aim is to document and curate it wherever I am.

When People come to your blog what will they find?

Monthly readers will find photo essays and articles documenting independent coffee shops and roasters. Weekly, they will find diverse photo essays of regulars who frequent coffee shops. Monday’s and Wednesday they’ll usually find fashion posts on style as it appears in coffee shops. Tuesday, they will find a curated mixtape of songs played in coffee shops. Thursday, they’ll experience art currently exhibited in a coffee shop from within the U.S. or abroad accompanied by an interview with the artist. Friday, on the sites blog, they’ll find a “culture news” post informing them of events occurring in coffee shops. Given that Saturday many like to sit and sip coffee as a leisure activity on the weekends, Saturday’s post named (siplipSaturday) aims to direct readers to a sound (new , underground or vintage) that smdlr imagines playing in a coffee shop on a Saturday. Bi-Monthly on Sunday’s they can travel virtually with smdlr on a coffee crawl – visiting three coffee shops within walking distance in specific neighborhood sampling coffee and culture from three points of view. Lastly, readers can always hit the coffeetography tab, for a running tumblrlog of regulars and smdlr’s impromptu meetings and subsequent documentation.

What is the promise that you make to people who visit your blog?

I promise to be a curator of independent coffee culture. I promise to show you the face of the people - who are just like you and I, looking to connect with others. I promise to document what I feel is an independent revolution through the epicenter of the coffee shop – the coffee shop as a cultural institution, the roasters and farmers behind the beans, the fashion in coffee shop culture, the music played in coffee shops, the art on the walls of coffee shops and the people who keep these spaces alive. I promise to be my authentic self and to share my journeys through conversation and coffee with readers every time they visit. Ultimately, I promise to be me.

Who are your blogging inspirations or heroes?

The blogs that inspire me are lecoil.tumblr, soul-surfer.com, karlas closet, guerreisms, the wild honey pie, the coveted, swagger New York, jak and jill, wit and delight, my damn blog, and many more.

SMDLR'sTop Three Blog Posts:

Feature : Sweetleaf LIC

Art : Tommy Yoon : Los Angeles, DripLA

Music: siplipSaturday : 19 on six with a side of sig

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