First Black-owned Search Engine

First Black-owned Search Engine---PASS IT ON!

As some of you might know, a dynamic young African-American Internet duo, Rob and Roz Rucker have created a brand new search engine and portal site called The

The site is designed with African-Americans i! n mind. Right now their viewer-ship is the low thousands. They need to cross the hundreds of thousands barrier to have any real chance of keeping this site online at all. Some of you are thinking...why does it matter?

It matters because BlackVoices is wholly owned by the Tribune Company; Black Families by Cox Communications; by an Asian company; and Soul City HBO by AOL-Times/Warner.

BlackWebPortal is the only site that is 100% African-American owned. The BlackWebPortal needs all of us to start emailing our friends, relatives, etc., all over the world to start using the resources at the BlackWebPortal. The important thing is that they need help getting the word out about this site. Let's help this site out by visiting and seeing what they have to offer. So please tell EVERY! ONE abo ut the Black Web Portal. Don't just bookmark it for yourself. Spread the news!

This is a new millennium! We must begin truly supporting black technology efforts in the same way we cheer on our movie and athletic stars. If we don't, they'll end up having to do the same as other black web sites by getting assistance from elsewhere, thereby losing the original flavor they have.


J. Herman Blake