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Blogging While Brown is proud to welcome BlogHer back as a sponsor for our 2012 conference. Founded in February 2005, as a labor of love, by Jory Des Jardins, Elisa Camahort Page and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women online to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. BlogHer creates opportunities for more than 34 million women via annual conferences, a Web Hub and publishing network of more than 2500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates and their ad network .

Committed to supporting other grassroots events born of passion and commitment BlogHer is proud to sponsor Blogging While Brown for the fifth consecutive year.


Comcast is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

Comcast is a returning Blogging While Brown sponsor.


Embrace what nature got right and unleash your freedom to flaunt your natural tresses with incredible style and confidence, all in the name of health and beauty. Curls Unleashed™ is a full line of products to help prep, style and maintain your natural curls. Made especially for naturalistas, our products do not contain sulfates, mineral oil or SD alcohol. Curls Unleashed™ products are made with natural ingredients like safflower oil, sweet almond oil and shea butter to help deliver the moisture and curl definition your natural curls crave but without the crunch or flakes. Curls Unleashed™ is for every natural woman: wavy; curly; kinky.

EDEN BodyWorks™ provides natural products that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the body’s original design. EDEN BodyWorks™ was founded to address the consumer demand for all natural products that really work! Unlike most products that are purely cosmetic in nature, our products actually deliver on their promise; guaranteed. Our products contain No Alcohol, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oils and No Sodium Sulfates. Your hair and skin shouldn’t just look healthy; it should be healthy!

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes leisure travel to Philadelphia and The Countryside®. Recognizing that leisure tourism could be an important industry for the city and region, the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The Pew Charitable Trusts founded GPTMC in 1996. The next year, GPTMC launched the first consumer campaign inviting people to visit the five-county region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties). Today, Greater Philadelphia welcomes 10 million more leisure travelers annually than it did in 1997.


The John S. Knight Fellowships offers 20 + journalists a shot at creating something that will revitalize journalism — and journalists. Fellows spend a year at Stanford University, leveraging the resources of the university, Silicon Valley and their group's diverse backgrounds and skills as they pursue original ideas for journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

John S. Knight Fellowships is a returning Blogging While Brown sponsor.


Milani Cosmetics, family owned and operated, launched the brand in 2002 and has grown to become the #1 multicultural color cosmetics brand due to the widespread consumer acceptance in the mass marketplace.

Milani Cosmetics offers a world of color that makes women look and feel beautiful. With our passion for color and a recognized need for a broader variety, women have choices that they may not have had, whatever their skin tone may be. Milani was designed with all these women in mind and especially for women who love to wear color.

The brand mirrors the nation’s growing diversity and genuinely appeals to a myriad of demographics. Today, women of all colors, ages and incomes, all over the world enjoy the affordable luxury of Milani Cosmetics. Milani is distributed worldwide and available in leading drug stores, mass retailers, supermarkets, cosmetic specialty stores and online. For more information, visit

The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, was formed in 1987 as the first multicultural division of a Convention & Visitors Bureau in the nation. MAC maximizes opportunities for the region by promoting Philadelphia as an ethnically diverse visitor destination, encouraging multicultural business and social responsibility that contributes to and benefits from the varying multicultural communities that enhance our region's hospitality and tourism industry.



Shea Radiance is a Columbia, Maryland based eco-luxury beauty brand that was founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Shola and Funlayo Alabi. Shea Radiance is Body, Hair and Spa line of luxury shea based products. Shea Radiance has received numerous accolades for its all natural, fairly traded and high quality products including the Innovative Green Packaging Award for winning sustainable packaging and overall social responsibility. Shea Radiance won the green packaging award for eco-luxury beauty products made from quality ingredients delivered in sustainable packaging while positively impacting the lives of women. On May 4, 2012 Shea Radiance was selected as a 2012 Top 100 Minority Business Award winner. Shea Radiance re-directs 10% of net profit to women shea producers and currently supports eight co-ops in Nigeria. Visit their website


Founded in 1969, UniWorld is the longest-standing multicultural agency in the country. UniWorld focuses not only on creating advertising campaigns, but building unique environments that tap into the cultural insights and heritage that make consumers who they are, that surround and engage them intellectually and emotionally and that exist at the intersection of their desires and their needs.

UniWorld’s clients include Colgate, CVS, Ford, Western Union and the US Marine Corps. The agency has created the “UniWorld Blogger Collective” that works closely with bloggers to help promote trusted brands. is the #1 social network for Black bloggers to connect, share and network. Over 700 Black bloggers, journalists and media moguls are members of Black Bloggers Connect; including Black bloggers from Europe, North America, Africa and Latin America. On BBC bloggers have the ability to promote their blogs, share links to their favorite blogposts, find blogging advice, upoload videos and read news updates. Bloggers can also create their own profile pages and include detailed information about their blogs. Visit to join today.



MEDIA PARTNERS is committed to building generational wealth in the African American community. Founded by activist, entrepreneur and Chairman of the National Alliance of Market Developers, Norm Bond, is a forum where like-minded people can build and implement workable solutions to build wealth in the African American community.


Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.



Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the 2012 Blogging While Brown Conference. We consider our sponsors to be partners in carrying out our mission to promote the education, innovation and collaboration of Black digital media content creators and social media influentials. Our major sponsors return year after year because we work hard to integrate the goals and strategic vision of our sponsors with the interests of our conference attendees. As a result, all of our major conference sponsorships are fully customizable.

Blogging While Brown provides continuing technology education and networking opportunities to an audience primarily comprised of African American digital media content creators. Blogging While Brown provides sponsorship opportunities to corporations, advocacy organizations and other institutions interested in connecting with our attendees and their audiences.

We recently launched local Blogging While Brown Meetups in New York City, Austin, Atlanta, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Charlotte.

Conference Demographics

Our latest demographic study revealed that Blogging While Brown attendees reach over 20 million readers each month. Over 200 attendees are expected to attend our 2012 conference which will take place over the course of two days.  

Contact Information

For more information about sponsoring Blogging While Brown please see our Sponsorship Engagement below. You may also contact our Executive Director, Aminah Hanan at aminah [at] bloggingwhilebrown [dot] com.



Blogging While Brown Sponsorship Engagement Guide 2012