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Uber Amazing Blog Award: Many Thanks to SjP at Sojourner’s Place

December 21st, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

My sincerest thanks to SjP at Sojourner’s Place for recognizing Black on Campus with the Uber Amazing Blog Award. SjP is the creator of the highly-regarded Sojourner’s Place blog, winner of 2009 Best Online Commentator Award given by the Black Web Awards. I encourage you to drop by Sojourner’s Place, and make it a regular stop on your blog itinerary. Once again, my deepest thanks to SjP.

Black on Campus comes out of my passion for higher education, history, and the culture and heritage of my African Americans. It means a lot to me that something that comes out of such a personal interest has resonance with others.

As a recipient of this award, I have the privilege of choosing a handful blog to recognize in turn. I have chosen these 7 brilliant blogs and bloggers:

  • The Happy Go Lucky Bachelor: Every time I stop in at this blog I end up staying for longer that I’d originally planned. Thought-provoking, humorous, and challenging, I love the candor and wit of these post by blogger Clnmike.
  • Black Threads: An unique and outstanding effort from blogger, author, and master quilter Kyra Hicks. Don’t miss out on this one. It’s a wonderful tribute to a beautiful art form.
  • Urban Science Adventures: When I think about Black bloggers, I usually think of political and social commentaries, opinion pieces, action alerts, and pop culture updates. DNLee challenges all of these notions in this wonderful blog on the science and wildlife that surrounds us everyday. Her Wordless Wednesday posts are my favorites, but check her blog any day. It’ll be well worth your time.
  • Michelle Obama Watch: Up-to-the-minute coverage of America’s first first sista. Great images and interesting commentary.
  • Raving Black Lunatic: A prolific and thoughtful blogger with engaging and challenging perspectives on politics, culture, and society. This one is well worth your time. RBL is a talented and provocative mind with a wonderful honesty and razor sharp wit.
  • The Kitchen Table: The subtitle of this blog is “Conversations between Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Yolanda Pierce”; and when these two Princeton profs start talking, you will definitely want to listen. They share their perspectives on race, class, gender, religion and the intersection of all of these with current events. This blog will inspire, enthrall and educate.
  • Black Women, Blow the Trumpet!: Intelligent, inspirational commentary on Black women and all of the issues that come to bear on our lives. This blogger is alternately compassionate and pragmatic, outspoken and real, but always understanding of the complexities of inhabiting the world in a body that is both female and Black.

Congratulations to all of these bloggers for their continued success in pushing the limits of journalism and commentary, and for remaining important and outspoken voices in the blogosphere. I will continue to read your blogs with great interest and anticipation.

Posted by Ajuan Mance

Posted in African Americans, Black Bloggers, Black Blogs, Current Events, race

5 Responses

  1. Clnmike

    Congrats to you your blog is truely amazing, and thank you too I blush.

  2. Villager

    Congrats on your recognition … it is well deserved. Also, I like the blogs that you’ve honored. There are a couple that I’ve not visited before. I’m heading off to see them now!

    peace, Villager

  3. Angie Braden

    Congratulations! Your blog is gtruly wonderful.
    Like Villager mentioned, a few of those blogs I have not visited yet. So, I’m headed to each of them throughout the day.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. SjP

    Much obliged! Very much obliged and truly honored to pass this award on to you one of my all time spots.

    You’ve “introduced” me to a couple of blogs I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting. So, like Villager and Angie, I’m on my way!

    Congrats! It is well deserverd!

  5. DNLee

    I just dsicovered the award. Like you said, I’m glad something I am passionate about resonates with others. also like you I am big proponent of education K -12 ++ and that is why I like your blog. We have that in common.