Atlanta Black Star
TypeWeekly paper
Owner(s)Diamond Diaspora Media
EditorTracy Dornelly
WebsiteAtlanta Black Star

The Atlanta Black Star is the largest black-owned digital publication in the United States. The publication is based in Atlanta, Georgia which focuses on the African American perspective on politics. It was founded in 2012 by Neil "Jelani" Nelson, Tracy Dornelly, and Andre Moore.[1] The site has over 14 million[2] monthly unique visitors.[3]

Media outlets such as the Yahoo News,[4] The Washington Post,[5] The New York Times,[6],[7] and The Daily Dot[8] have republished or cited the contents of the Atlanta Black Star. The site is part of a partnership program with Facebook.[9]


  1. ^ "NEIL NELSON". Karen Hunter Show. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  2. ^ " Traffic, Ranking & Marketing Analytics". Similarweb.
  3. ^ Schmidt, Christine (March 1, 2019). "Here's the state of African-American media today — and steps it can take going forward". Nieman Lab. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "'Shut Your Mouth, Boy': Philly Cop Placed on Administrative Leave After Year Old Video Goes Viral, Exposing Officer Taunting Young Black Man". Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Prince George's neighborhoods make 'Top 10 List of Richest Black Communities in America'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  6. ^ Kahrl, Andrew W. (June 20, 2019). "Opinion | Black People's Land Was Stolen". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 4, 2021.
  7. ^ Farrell, Paul (January 15, 2021). "Alexis Skyy Gets Into Noise Complaint Beef With a 'Karen'". Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Sadeque, Samira (January 13, 2021). "Black security guard fired for punching Trump supporter in viral video, thousands raised for her on GoFundMe". The Daily Dot. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  9. ^ Spangler, Todd (February 16, 2021). "Facebook Launches Black Creator Accelerator Program 'We the Culture'". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2021.