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05.02.08 01:23 PM

Update to the Real Rock Stars of (Black) Blogs

Yesterday, I posted The Real Rock Stars of (Black) Blogs and received a lot of feedback. All positive -- thank the spirit.

But, it has come to my attention that Anil Dash truly played a major role in getting the first Blogging While Black panel off the ground. He had been attending SXSWi and saw the need for bringing diversity to the event, as did Hugh Forrest, the event director of SXSW Interactive.

Anil connected Monique Judge (who now has started blogging again at with Hugh, and the idea for Blogging While Black took off. Unfortunately, Mo could not participate in 2005 or 2006. Cecily was also supposed to participate one of those years. In 2007, we took a break, and many of the original participants sat on other panels at SXSWi and some even went on to build their careers in media and the Web. In 2008, I ended up bringing the idea of Blogging While Black back through the Where Are the Black Tech Bloggers? panel.

The OGs of blogging should not be forgotten.

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