Women of Color in Digital Spaces

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Throughout the summer months, MIJE will be featuring notable men and women of color who are trailblazers in digital media.

This series begins with 36 short profiles of Women of Color in Digital Spaces. Each of these women have made their mark in the online world. Digital media allow for a great plurality of voices, issues, and concerns, which is reflected in the diversity of issues engaged by each of these notable women.

These women have captured the hearts and minds of their audience with innovative and engaging content. In an era of constant change within the digital realm, we hope to encourage people to pause and celebrate these achievements, each of which helps to create richer digital spaces for all.

We recognize these names are only a small portion of the rich diversity in the digital space. We will be continuing this feature and hope you will alert us to people we should include in the future.

July 14, 2011
Born and raised St. Louis, Mo. on a healthy diet of news programming, pop culture, black history and “snark,” Danielle C. Belton examines the irreverent side of American life. With two million readers in less than two years, Belton is best known as... more »
July 15, 2011
Sybril Bennett, Ph.D. is an associate professor of journalism and the Executive Director of the New Century Journalism program at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Dr. Bennett, affectionately known as Dr. Syb has more than 17... more »
July 16, 2011
Kara Briggs uses her extensive background in journalism, the arts and federal policy to develop national strategies and create content for Pyramid’s clients among Indian nations and Native organizations. Kara brings 20 years experience, including as... more »
July 17, 2011
Rebecca Carroll was recently named managing editor at Black Voices, part of the Huffington Post Media Platform. She is also an award-winning author, and interviewer. A former producer for the “Charlie Rose” show, Rebecca has served as on-air host... more »
July 18, 2011
Athima Chansanchai was a reporter with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She stayed with the paper until the end, covering news features on Seattle's sub-and-pop cultures. She was also a freelance columnist for MSNBC.com writing about consumer... more »
July 19, 2011
Angela Conyers-Benton was recently featured in Fast Company Magazine’s list of “The Most Influential Women in Tech.” But rest assured, Angela’s success in the digital space hasn’t been an overnight affair. Three years ago, Black Web 2.0 was nothing... more »
July 20, 2011
Malkia Cyril is the Executive Director and founder of the Center for Media Justice. With more than 15 years’ experience as a community organizer, policy advocate, and communications strategist, Malkia has led local and national campaigns for racial... more »
July 21, 2011
Nonny de la Peña is a transmedia producer, working across documentary and machinima filmmaking, journalism, writing and virtual world design.  Her work includes two Second Life installations, GONE GITMO, a virtual representation of Guantanamo... more »
July 22, 2011
Kety Esquivel has over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit, private and political sectors. She is currently the Vice President of Digital Influence at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. She directed Latino outreach for the Clark... more »
July 23, 2011
When Natasha Eubanks started Young, Black & Fabulous (TheYBF.com) in 2005, it was just a personal blog giving her take on the latest Black celebrity happenings. In the time since then the site has grown into a lucrative venture that attracts... more »