Description

Black Ballad is a paid community for black women in the United Kingdom. It has lots of premium content, a business directory, and a Slack group.

The Slack online group is the place where members connect and interact with each other. You can meet other black women in the United Kingdom, a country that's very white-dominated. The online group makes it easy to make new friends and find a support network to rely on.

Members regularly participate in learning events around different topics and with invited guests. There are also networking events, such as dinners, happy hours, and brunches. Some learning and networking events are virtual, others are in-person.

Additionally, Black Ballad shares lots of great premium content. You will find articles and podcast episodes that feature stories, educational information, news, trends, and even some tutorials. The topics are very diverse, and range from business, finances, politics, and careers, to motherhood, beauty, arts, and literature.

Lastly, the community has built a black-owned business directory. It's a great resource to support black communities across the United Kingdom. All businesses of the directory offer Black Ballad's members special discounts and offers.

The community has two membership plans:

  • Black Ballad Membership: it gives you unlimited access to the community's huge content library. Additionally, you will be able to access the business directory and get discounted tickets for events. It costs $7/month or $65/year.
  • Premium Black Ballad Membership: it allows you to get all benefits from the standard membership, plus exclusive access to the Slack group. Additionally, you will enter almost all events for free. It costs $9/month or $90/year.
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Details
  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2014
  • Founders:

    Tobi Oredein

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Meet other black women in the United Kingdom:
Black Ballad allows you to find other women just like you in a white-dominated country like the United Kingdom. You will have a support network to rely on for advice and sisterhood.

Get premium lifestyle content:
The community has high-quality content on a variety of topics. There are stories, informative articles, news, trends, and even some tutorials. As a member, you can get unlimited access to the community's huge content library.

Access special discounts with your membership:
Black Ballad has made a black-owned business directory that allows members to support black communities in the United Kingdom while getting special discounts for their purchases.

Price
  • Monthly Cost
    $7
  • Yearly Cost
    $65
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Requirements

No requirements.

Place
Learning Events

Black Ballad hosts several events, both virtual and in-person. The topics are very diverse. For example, there are events on writing, yoga and breathing techniques, contraception, motherhood, beauty, books, and more. You can find out about Black Ballad events on Eventbrite. Although events are all paid, members get discounted prices (premium members can attend for free almost all events).

Networking Events

Premium members of the community interact in a Slack group. Inside, you can meet like-minded women to talk about different lifestyle topics. The online place is a great place to find other women like you in the very white-dominant country that the United Kingdom is.

Additionally, members regularly organize both virtual and in-person networking events, such as dinners, happy hours, and brunches.

Content Library

As a member of Black Ballad, you will enjoy unlimited access to the community's content library. It includes articles and podcast episodes created for and by black women. There is a very diverse range of topics that Black Ballad creates content about: some examples are arts and culture, beauty, literature, education, health, relationships, mental health, finances, motherhood, politics, careers, and more.

Benefits with other companies

Black Ballad has a black-owned business directory with special discounts for members.

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