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In the spirit of community and collaboration, Black Girl in the CLE encourages bloggers, experts, community figures, and business owners to share their knowledge and experiences by contributing content for our hashtag campaigns.


What should I write about?

  • Write about topics that reflect our hashtag campaign. Our current hashtag campaigns are:

    • #CIFF42- We are looking to Showcase the Cleveland International Film Festival from a Sisterly Perspective.  Share which films you are looking forward to seeing (tell us why you want to see it), or review a movie you watched at this festival.

    • #representationmatters- share your early memories of when you were inspired by seeing someone that looked like you or the importance of Black characters and role models for young people.

    • #blackgirlsshopsmall - spotlighting small businesses all year long

    • #blackgirlsgetfit - spotlighting ways to be fit - physically, financially, mentally, and socially (and in whatever way you get fit)

    • #whyWeCLE or #WhyICLE- What's good about Cleveland?                 

  PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting post from African-American women from the Cleveland area for our Shop Small, Get Fit and Why We CLE campaigns.                  

What makes a good post for Black Girl in the CLE? 

  • An upbeat, friendly tone that does not denigrate an individual or business. Be respectful and refrain from using offensive and profane language.

  • Add interesting detail and a unique flare to content so that it keeps readers interested and engaged.

  • Write blog posts that are no less than 300 words.

  • Submit work that has no spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.

  • Submit at least one picture or graphics related to the topic. -Use your own graphics or graphics that fall under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Please note: graphics snagged from the Internet and used without permission will make your post ineligible for posting on the website. (If your post is accepted, you will be contacted on where to send your photos)

  • Promote published content on your social media channels and use one or more of the following hashtags on IG and Twitter:  #blackgirlincle and #CLEblackgirl


Anything else I need to know?

Yes. Posts are not intended to promote YOUR business, but to inform and educate our readers. Posts that contain affiliate links must disclose according to FTC guidelines.

Also read our Submission Agreement


If interested,submit your completed blog post using the  form below. 

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