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The 2007 Black Weblog Awards Finalist List

Best Blog Community

Real Talk NY
Young, Black and Fabulous
Concrete Loop

Best Blog Design

Concrete Loop
Young, Black and Fabulous

Best Blog Post or Blog Post Series

"Ikea: My Vietnam"
"Denounce Your Letters! You Cannot be Christian and In a Greek Letter Org"
"Who Killed Hip Hop? On some 'JFK' shit..."

Best Business Blog

Black Women In Europe
Black in Business

Best Celebrity Blog

Shavar Ross
Chudney Ross
Eric Roberson
Tyra Banks

Best Culture Blog

Young, Black and Fabulous
The "B-Life"

Best Faith-Based Blog

Light Her Lamp (the writings of a naija lady)
Reformed Blacks of America's Blog
Are You There God? It's Me, Dawn

Best Fictional Blog

Life and Times of Ata Nafia...a (not) true story
Yanni's Block
The Secret Diaries of Janice Combs

Best Food Blog

Anali's First Amendment
A Lot About Nothing Healthy Diet Food Reviews

Best Gossip Blog

Young, Black and Fabulous
Crunk + Disorderly
Concrete Loop

Best Group Blog

Reformed Blacks of America's Blog
Concrete Loop
A Hot Mess!

Best Hip-Hop Blog

Real Talk NY
The Smoking Section
Boo Goo Doo Boom

Best Humor Blog

Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News
Yeah...I Said It.
Crunk + Disorderly

Best International Blog

Black Women In Europe
The Brutha Code
A Lot About Nothing

Best LGBT Blog

Clay Cane
Keith Boykin
Adam's Blog @

Best Music Blog

Boo Goo Doo Boom
The Smoking Section
Real Talk NY

Best New Blog
Adam's Blog @

Best Niche Blog

Erica B's D.I.Y. Style

Best Personal Blog

Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News
The Beautiful Struggler
The Insanity Report

Best Photo Blog

The D-Nice Journal

Best Podcast

Dating Roadkill
HoodHype: Underground Hip-Hop and Urban Music Podcast
Friday Favecast

Best Political/News Blog
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
The Field Negro (read why)

Best Science/Technology Blog
Darla Mack - Nokia S60 News and Reviews
The Meshverse Journal

Best Sports/Recreation Blog

The Starting Five
The Sideline Show SportsTalk Radio
Sportz-N-Album Cutz

Best Teen Blog

Nostalgia Hip-Hop: The Placers
Queer Kid of Color
My Teenage Years

Best Video Blog

Jakki Browne on LiveVideo
ill doctrine: a hip-hop video blog
Love B. Scott

Best Writing in a Blog

Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News
Young, Black and Fabulous

Black Blogger Achievement Award

Baratunde Thurston
Michael David Cobb Bowen
Keith Boykin
Calvin Smith

Blog of the Year

Young, Black and Fabulous
Daily Views, Pop Culture, Rants and News
Real Talk NY

Blog to Watch
The Insanity Report
Real Talk NY

Finalists can use this graphic badge on their blogs to publicize their finalist status:


Voting ends August 31; winners are announced on September 5.

Why Do Some Categories Have (More|Less) Finalists?


The long answer? An issue we ran into this year is that some categories did not receive as many nominations as others, and so, we had to adjust the finalists in those categories accordingly. For this year, you'll see that there are only two finalists for Best Business Blog, because the other 36 blogs nominated did not fit the criteria of that category. For Best Celebrity Blog, we only had four nominees that could be considered real celebrities that actually maintained their own blog (not a fansite or celeb gossip) out of the 82 blogs nominated for that category. And for the Black Blogger Achievement Award, only four out of the 120 blogs nominated had actually been blogging since January 1, 2003, as stipulated in the category description.

Still asking or wondering why? Read the short answer again.

Vote Now For The Finalists!

Well, after sifting through the 7000+ nominations, the finalists for this year's Black Weblog Awards have been selected. Like last year, I'm sure there will be much contention over this year's finalists as years before (something I'll have to address in another entry), but please keep in mind that these are the people who got the top three number of nominations for their category. Unique to this year are the judges, who will look at all the blogs nominated to select their favorites. The winners in each category will be announced on September 5.

Now get to voting!

Nominations Are Now Closed

Nominations for this year's Black Weblog Awards have now closed. Here's what we're looking at:

1811 Ballots
7266 Nominations

Now to go through the task of selecting the finalists and alerting the judges to begin their task of going through all the blogs nominated and select their picks.

The finalist forms will go up tomorrow! Thanks to you all for a monumental effort!

Nominations End August 15 at 4PM EDT

Due to the overwhelming number of nominations for this year's Awards, nominations will close at 4PM EDT on August 15. This will allow us time to set up the finalist forms and send out the list of full nominations out to all the judges.