You like me! You really like me!
Well, somebody does, anyway....Jennifer at Mixed Race America has awarded me the E for Excellent Blogging award. And I swear I didn't even know this when I gave MRA some love in my post earlier today. Like I told Jenn, it is always great to hear that someone admires your blog, but it is even cooler to know that someone whose blog you admire admires your blog.
So, as part of this meme, I am to pass the award to four bloggers that I admire. I like Jennifer's approach of focusing on blogs that don't get a lot of national attention. Racialicious and What About Our Daughters are daily must-reads for me, but EVERYBODY knows how awesome they are. For my choices, I decided to go back to some of the first blogs that I really loved and whose owners (like Carmen and Gina) were supportive of my early efforts. So, without further ado:
Black Women Vote: The work Shecodes has done to solidify and articulate a platform for female, black voters is phenomenal.
Boring Black Chick: My blog sister from across the pond is super-literate and a wonderful writer. She has a unique ability to lay it down eloquently on topics from music, to books, to politics, to travel...
Essential Presence: For Symphony's work on Dunbar Village alone, she should be commended. But, like Boring Black Chick, Symphony writes passionately on a variety of topics. She has a knack for finding people and things that the black community should be proud of.
Los Angelista's Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness: I just wish I could write like Los Angelista. She makes a post about a trip to Starbuck's award-worthy. I kid you not. This girl can WRITE! Also, she loves Depeche Mode and just hearing that band's name takes me back to my New Wave high school days.
A honorable mention goes to Mes Deaux Cents, currently on hiatus, whose blog was my first read every morning.
Now, I would like to thank the Academy...(cue music)