According to a recent paper from a researcher at University of California Berkeley, African Americans are more likely to blog than their white and Hispanic counterparts.
The study did actually analyze why African Americans blog at higher rates than whites and Hispanics, but speculated anyway: “Perhaps, African Americans, who have been marginalized from the mainstream news media, now have a platform for participation and are more likely to blog.”
Having a platform and creating your own content is very important to many Black People including me. Coincidentally, Black Enterprise is recognizing Black bloggers by proclaiming May as Black Blogger Month and featuring 20 bloggers.
BTW, there’s a blogger conference Blogging While Brown, in Philadelphia from June 1st-2nd.