Black Celebrity Gossip Websites

Tuesday, July 26 by Duncan Jones

For people that are interested in reading the latest and hottest news tidbits about African-Americans in entertainment, one fun idea is to check out some of the black celebrity gossip websites that exist on the Internet. From sports stars and high fashion models to rappers and actors, these websites cover some of the most exciting developments on the Hollywood scene.

  1. The YBF is a popular gossip website that is geared towards black readers. "YBF" stands for "young, black and fabulous." The easy-to-navigate website consists of up-to-date news items, as well as extensive video, photographs and interviews of celebrities. Some of the noteworthy black public figures that are routined covered by the YBF include Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Tyler Perry, Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Rihanna, T. Pain and Allen Iverson. For readers with tips, the YBF also hosts a "tips" section for submissions.
  2. Bossip is a celebrity gossip site that has a predominantly black audience. The slogan of Bossip is "gossip for the hardcore." The website posts breaking news features, as well as photograph galleries, videos and gossip exclusives. A sex and relationship section is also available, which discusses everything from astrology to infidelity matters.
  3. Concrete Loop is a sassy gossip and entertainment news website that focuses mostly on African-American culture, entertainment news and public figures. Concrete Loop's motto is "quality, not quantity." The website has a heavy focus on African-American musicians, such as 50 Cent, Beyonce and Rihanna. However, stories about other black celebrities also occasionally pop up. Concrete Loop is divided into a photo gallery, music, gossip exclusives and a community forum for social interaction.
  4. John John Said It is a frequently updated celebrity gossip and social commentary website that consists of a small team of three bloggers (John John, Denise and Deshae). John John Said It delves deeply into the world of black celebrities, from musical artists including Kanye West to actresses such as Zoe Saldana and athletes like Lamar Odom.

-Duncan Jones