Thinking Blog Awards

Thank you to Latimer Williams who bestowed upon me my very first Thinking Blogger award. I appreciate the nomination especially from such a positive and uplifting writer who most definitely contributes a very thoughtful blog of his own.
As a recipient is my honor to award my own thinking bloggers:

1. Adrienne: This incredibly talented and skilled sewer, knitter, photographer and crafter extraordinaire encourages me to think beyond my own limitations in creativity. She inspires me in new ways each and every time I read her blog. Seeing her commitment to nurturing her own beautiful family encourages me in my own motherhood journey.

2. Words n Such: That Journalist will definitely keep you in the loop with whatever is new and current in the black entertainment world. Her thoughtful pieces have a journalistic edge that gives you a very clear peek into her future as a successful author and entrepreneur. Her wisdom and insight as a soon to be college grad inspire me to no end- a mother, wife, and writer who already has it all together at an age where I could barely tell up from down. Thank you for your dedication to your craft and ventures.

3. Paula Mooney: Paula is not one to hold back her true thoughts and opinions on her blog, which is an incredibly fresh change of pace. She is definitely a wiz when it comes to putting together marketing and profiting from online pursuits, and her openness in sharing her own successful techniques has been beneficial to me in more than one occasion. She is also a very talented writer, providing very insightful glimpses into her real life experiences, which leads me to look forward to reading her memoirs someday. I don’t always fully agree with her approach to some things (particularly the mention of my sorority) but her focus forces me to stretch my own mind to reach beyond what is comfortable or easy to address.

4. Why Black Women Are Angry: I recently discovered this blog and it blew my mind away. I’m not sure about who the author(s) of this blog are but they are addressing issues from a view which resonates deep within my spirit. The ideas examined on this blog are current but timeless, not just addressing the anger but coming to terms with and healing from so many things we all encounter. This blog will make you think.
5. Afrobella: Afrobella inspires me to be a better me. There are many beauty/hair/makeup blogs in the blogosphere but Afrobella addresses both the made up and completely natural side of our beauty as black women. She can dish the latest product finds while still providing deeply introspective and moving homage to our ancestors. This blog is more than skin deep, it inspires me to find my true inner beauty.

I am so grateful for the blogosphere and all of the support and education it provides. Thank you to all of you out there who are providing food for thought and uplifting the african-american community in the process.


Congrats Yolanda, you deserve it and those are great choices

Comment by Latimer Williams | April 17th, 2007 6:36 pm | Permalink

Kudos to you!

Comment by The NON-Superwoman | April 17th, 2007 7:14 pm | Permalink

Thanks,you are too kind, and I will check out those links!

Comment by ADRIENNE | April 18th, 2007 4:52 am | Permalink

Congratulations girl!! Looks like you linked some interesting folks. I’ma have to check them out. But kudos to you, rock on.

Comment by Groovy Mom | April 18th, 2007 6:37 am | Permalink

congrats to you! Latimer, you are a very wise man. Ebonymom is the best.

Yo, thanks for those links. I’ll be sure to paruse through them soon.

Comment by jjghatt | April 18th, 2007 9:15 am | Permalink

Oh my goodness. Thank you for the kind words! I want to print that out and tape it on my wall for inspiration during those days (weeks, even) when I feel like no one is reading what I write. I read your blog every day because I love the way you express yourself. You might not have had it all together when you were my age, but in my eyes, you definitely have it all together now. I admire you and I love reading things from your perspective.

Comment by Tara Pringle | April 18th, 2007 11:40 am | Permalink

Thanks forever for the mention and kind words! And much link love…

Uh oh — what did I say about your sorority?

Take care,

Comment by Paula Neal Mooney | April 18th, 2007 6:08 pm | Permalink

Wow. I’m so honored just to be breathing the same blog air as you. Go ‘head on, girl. I’m proud of ya.


Comment by Mocha | April 18th, 2007 6:42 pm | Permalink

I am beyond honored. Thank you so much for your sweet compliments about my site. I work so hard on it, it’s great to hear good things from fellow bloggers with visions of their own. Much respect! I’m gonna link you right away!

Comment by afrobella | April 18th, 2007 7:28 pm | Permalink

It is nice to see powerful African American bloggers being recognized with this Thinking Blogger Award. I have two of your referrals in the past. The other three will be new to me. Thanks for taking the time to recognize the work of others. Well done!

peace, Villager

Comment by Villager | April 21st, 2007 4:59 pm | Permalink

[...] Last week I was extremely honored to recieve a Thinking Blogger Award, bestowed unto me by Ebony Mommy. This came in a week when I was feeling particularly ambivalent about the balance of my blog, and struggling to fit Afrobella time into my real life. Her words really touched me. Thanks, Ebony Mommy! Now I will give the Thinking Blogger Award to five blogs that stimulate the intellect and inspire me. Here they are, in no particular order. [...]

Comment by afrobella » I’m a Thinking Blogger! | April 24th, 2007 7:11 am | Permalink

congrats yolanda. i’m so happy for you! you author one of my fav sites… congrats again!!

Comment by kia | April 25th, 2007 7:54 pm | Permalink

Hi, cool site, good writing ;)

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