Online Magazine and Website –
1. Bet.com, 13,480,000 average monthly unique visitors, up 90 percent from 2015.
2. Huffington Post Black Voices, 6,330,000, up 25 percent.
3. The Root, 4,875,000, down 68 percent.
4. essence.com, 4,445,000, up 27 percent.
5. bossip.com, 4,226,000, down 46 percent.
6. worldstarhiphop.com, 4,058,000, down 10 percent.
7. madamenoire.com, 3,937,000, down 66 percent
8. hellobeautiful.com, 3,005,000, down 37 percent.
9. atlantablackstar.com, 2,759,000, up 259 percent.
10.thegrio.com, 2,190,000, down 23 percent.
#1 – Amber Books: This Phoenix-based publishing company is the nation’s largest African-American publisher of self-help books and music biographies. The founder/CEO is Tony Rose, an NAACP Image Award Winner.
#2 – Black Classic Press: Founded in 1978, Black Classic Press is devoted to publishing obscure and significant works by and about people of African descent. They specialize in republishing works that are out of print and quite often out of memory.
#3 – Urban Ebooks: Launched in 2016, this publishing company publishes educational and empowering e-books for African American and other minority readers. All of their books are $3 or less and can be instantly downloaded to computers, tablets, and smart phones.
#4 – Third World Press: Third World Press provides quality literature that primarily focuses on issues, themes, and critique related to an African American public. Their mission is to make this literature accessible to as many individuals as possible including our targeted market of primarily African American readers.
#5 – Triple Crown Publications: This company is one of the first major publishers of urban fiction books. It’s founder and CEO is best-selling author and world-renowned publisher Vickie Stringer.
#6 – Smiley Books: Founded by media pioneer Tavis Smiley in 2004 as a co-publishing venture with Hay House Inc., SmileyBooks is a general trade book publisher that specializes in quality nonfiction.
#7 – Life Changing Books: Established in 2003, this publishing company offers a variety of African American literature including contemporary fiction, women’s fiction, urban/ street literature, and more. Azarel, the founder/CEO launched the company with her own self-published title
Blacktech companies and apps-
Blackspot.com black version of facebook
Blackplanet.com black version of myspace
Noirebnb.com – Black version of airbnb
Ride.com- Black version of Uber
WhereU App: An App Making Sure You Don’t Forget Where You Come From
Want to find a local Black-owned business nearest you? Cue the birth of WhereU, a phone app helping users locate and patronize their community’s Black businesses. Moreover, the app encourages Black consumers to pump $1.3 trillion of their shared buying power back into the African-American community.
Ebonomy: Connecting Black Businesses with Black Consumers
Black economic website Ebonomy is a contemporary resource for Black businesses to become accessible to consumers looking to patronize them. Business owners simply sign up to have their companies indexed for easy access by Black buyers. “In order to engage in cooperative economics, we must be able to find Black businesses and sources of information,” Ebonomy Chief Technology Officer Clayton Allen told ABS. “Ebonomy is a way to organize the resources, including businesses and other types of websites from the Black community, while also making these resources searchable.”