Sunday, February 3, 2008

Black Female Bloggers Taking the World by Storm

Tech savvy African American blogger takes to Internet airwaves With incredible results

Los Angeles, CA – After only four shows since its January launch, the hugely popular Internet radio program, The Content Black Woman Show, has grabbed the #1 spot for current events programming on BlogTalkRadio.

Hosted by new media entrepreneur and blogger Valencia Roner, a.k.a. the “Content Black Woman,” the zenith rise of this web sensation is currently averaging around 15,000 downloads per week. A spin-off of the highest ranking site relating to Black women by Google, Why Black Women Are Angry, the program provides news, views and insights from a “content black woman’s” perspective as oppose to a perspective of an “angry black woman.” is the highest ranking site when inputting the search terms “black women” in Google’s search engine. The blog was also recently recognized by Ebony/ as one of the Ten Most Important Blog Posts for 2007 for Roner’s in-depth coverage of Prophetess Juanita Bynum and the controversy surrounding the popular ecumenical leader’s pending divorce and criminal case involving estranged husband Bishop Thomas Weeks.

“These are exciting times in our nation’s history,” said Roner, a featured panelist at the 2007 BlogHer Conference. “With white men ruling talk radio for so long, I think the success of my show demonstrates that a market exists that is hungry for a more diverse perspective on everything from news to pop culture to politics. It’s my goal to provide such a perspective.”

With the exponential growth of the Internet by way of YouTube, MySpace, blogs and other social networking sites, audio programs such The Content Black Woman Show on the fast growing are providing a platform for those with something to say and to an audience to whom to say it.

The only African American woman in’s top 10 out of the over 51,000 shows and over 7,500 hosts, The Content Black Woman Show is clearly meeting a unique market-based demand.

Valencia Roner has specialized in marketing and public relations for over 15 years. She owns and writes for the popular blog Why Black Women Are Angry ( She began this platform with the intent of addressing the less than favorable stereotype of Black women as being angry in order to demonstrate Black women as beautiful and content with a perspective.

BlogTalkRadio is an interactive, media 2.0 platform that allows users to connect quickly and directly with their audience. Using an ordinary telephone and computer, (no software downloads or MP3 players required) hosts can create live call-in shows with unlimited participants that are instantly archived and made available as subscribable podcasts. The network has signed up more than 7,500 hosts in less than 16 months.

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