Similar to finding a central hub for Black chefs, finding an outlet with easy access to Black bloggers is proving to be just as difficult but thanks to Maurice Cherry, founder of
Since 2005, The Black Weblog Awards has played a major role in bringing Black bloggers together and their talents and contributions to the industry. "I really in 2005 decided to do the awards because African-Americans were not getting any sort of recognition or acknowledgement for what they were doing online and there were people I knew who had been around just as long as anyone else."
This year, thousands of nominations came in for blogs representing over 30 categories. And of course there is one category that we are interested in the most; Best Cooking or Food Blog. Blogger and foodie, Sanura Weathers was nominated this year in the category and shared a little information about her blog,
Vying for the same category award is
Cherry estimates that there are over 100,000 blogs authored by Blacks out there (internationally) but how many of them are about food and wine, that exact number is not known. The event,
As we continued our search for more food blogs by Blacks, we turned to
The winners of the Black Weblog Awards will be announced on Wednesday, September 1 and Cuisine Noir will be sure to follow up to see who takes the title for the Best Cooking and Food Blog category. In the meantime as we prepare to launch our new blog, The Culinary Scoop, we'll continue to do our part to close the gap among Black food bloggers just as we are trying to do with Black chefs. After all, it is just another part of our cultural culinary movement.
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