Yesterday, these words from MyBrownBaby reader Brock Qualls in response to a feature I wrote about Kirk Franklin and Mari's BFF, Mekdes, made me teary:
First of all, please allow me to say that your blog is necessary As a father and early childhood professional, I think blogs about brown babies starts a new conversation about who and what we value in society. This blog says yes we value Mekdes' inner beauty, yes.we value intelligent young ladies, yes.we value the arts, yes..we value roads less traveled by standard media,yes.we value smiling over frowning
This. This is why I founded MyBrownBaby. To give voice. To shine a light. To show glorious, beautiful us as we are. And comments like Brock's assure me that the incredible line-up of MyBrownBaby writers and I are living up to the mission.
More proof that MyBrownBaby is fast becoming the best online space where black moms matter? Earlier this week, MyBrownBaby was nominated for the 2011 Black Weblog Awards Best Parenting and Families Blog! A day later, MyBrownBaby was feted with a feature in BlackEnterprise.com's Black Blogger Month celebration, alongside MyBrownBaby favorites like A Belle In Brooklyn, Black Snob, Black and Married With Kids, and AfroBella, among a bunch of other Black blog must-reads.
Sooooo here's where I hit my Dougie: After you finish checking out BlackEnterprise.com's Black Blogger Month: My Brown Baby, The Mother of Invention, hop on over to the Black Weblog Awards and VOTE MYBROWNBABY THE WEB'S BEST BLACK PARENTING BLOG. Note: You have to vote in each category on all five pages in order for your vote to be tallied. AND, you can only vote once per email addy. Thank you in advance for your vote and, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making MyBrownBaby the most awesome spot on the web for black parents!