Blogging While Brown

Are you ready to show off your best accessory?

Put on your best smile and your all white and join us for 

Colgate-Palmolive's Optic White™ All White Party!

This year’s Conference Kickoff Party will be held at the Aloft Harlem WXYZ Bar @

Friday, June 21st @ 6:00PM

2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard · New York, NY

For Platinum & Gold Badge Conference Attendees Only

We are on our way to whiter smiles this year with Colgate-Palmolive's Optic White™ as a 2013 partner.  The Optic White Regimen makes it convenient and effective to achieve whiter teeth in just five days. This breakthrough whitening system features Colgate's best-selling toothpaste, Optic White®, along with the new Colgate® Optic White™ Mouthwash and Colgate® 360° Optic White® Power Toothbrush.

The Colgate® Optic White™ Regimen's enamel-safe technology whitens by removing stains on teeth every time you brush and rinse. Using Colgate® Optic White® Toothpaste on a daily basis over a four week period, resulted in teeth that are 3+ shades whiter.

As a global leader in oral care, Colgate-Palmolive continues to deliver solutions that help improve the oral health and well-being of consumers worldwide. The Colgate® Optic White™ Regimen extends Colgate-Palmolive's technology leadership within the whitening segment and will continue to revolutionize the way millions of consumers whiten their teeth.

For more information about the Colgate® Optic White™ Regimen, visit 


Attendee Spotlight: Tatianah Green of BLISS

Our Attendee Spotlight is:

  Tatianah Green who's blog is BLISS {Black Love & Inspiration for Saved Singles}

What do you hope to experience at BWB 2013?

I hope to connect and learn from more seasoned bloggers who not only blog about their passions, but how they work with others to get their message across to the masses.

Why did you decide to start a blog?

God gave me the idea to do a magazine about relationships. I got the greenlight to start blogging while in graduate school so it's been a labor of love to do this but I love blogging about everything BLISS is about and then some. At first I was nervous about blogging because of my busy schedule but I decided to push forward and start seeing this vision come to life!

Are there specific types of bloggers you are interested in connecting with at the conference?

Relationship and Fashion bloggers. The fashion bloggers are very creative and I aspire to expand my blogging to other areas besides my favorite: relationships.

What are your top blogging tips for other bloggers?

Blog only when inspired. Keep it personal and real with your audience. Create unique content, look at different angles of a hot news topic instead of just what everyone else sees. Blog on other blogs and expand your horizons outside of what you are most passionate about; ie have your meat and potatoes (your blog) then your side items (other blogs you write for). This gives you balance and keeps your mind thinking of fresh ideas.

Where do you see you and your blog in 5 years?

I see my blog expanded to a full magazine with the same topics we tackle but with more. The information that I usually present on the blog can be read by people of different ethnic groups, not just the Black community. I don't want to put any limits on the possibilities so TV, radio, print, and definitely multimedia web content will be a part of what I do with BLISS in the future.

This is Tatianah Green's first time at BWB! Welcome Tatianah!

Meals with Mentors @SXSW

We would like to thank everyone who made our first Meals with Mentors (MWM) a success. The brunch took place Sunday, March 11th during SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Our mentor and distinguished guest was B. Bonin Baugh, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement for Kraft Foods.

Mentees in attendance included:

Donell Creech, Griot Media

Elizabeth Bert, Total Leadership Ventures

Kiratiana Freelon, Principal at Eunique

Lemu Coker, MBA Candidate Ross School of Business at University of Michigan

Mary Pryor, Digital Audience Development & Engagement Manager at Black Enterprise

Gina McCauley, BWB Founder

Aminah Hanan, BWB Executive Director

What did we discuss? Find out for yourself. Stay tuned for the next announcement in our MWM Series.

Clarence Wooten was unable to attend. We look forward to working with him in the future.

BWB Presents Meals with Mentors

Blogging While Brown is proud to announce our new Meals with Mentors series. These small intimate meals are a chance for guests to have informal discussions with some of the greatest minds in business and technology.

In conjunction with Blacks in Technology or inaugural meals will take place during SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Our two distinguished guests will be B. Bonin Baugh, Vice President of Global Digital and Consumer Engagement for Kraft Foods and Clarence Wooten, Entrepreneur, Venture Catalyst and founder and CEO of Arrived, Inc.

Interested in being a guest at our first Meals with Mentors brunch during SXSW? Just fill out our reservation form for a chance to be selected. The brunch will take place Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Interested in being a guest at our first Meals with Mentors brunch during SXSW? Click here to fill out the reservation form for a chance to be selected. The brunch will take place Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hope to see y'all in Texas.