Top Asian and Black Couple Websites – 2015 Q4

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Welcome to what we hope will become the first installment of a regular review and ranking of the top Asian and Black couple websites! For ranking purposes, we break the Asian and Black couple websites into 6 categories:

  • Online Groups
  • Meet Up Groups
  • YouTube Channels
  • Instagram Sites
  • Facebook Pages
  • Blogs

Online interest in Asian and Black couples is growing rapidly, and many from the Blasian couple community have started various Asian and Black couple websites to educate, inform, assist, entertain, and help bring new Blasian couples together. Mainstream media outlets tend to either ignore, under report, or misrepresent Blasian couples, so these Asian and Black couple websites and social media sites have become very important resources to help fill the information void relative to Blasian couples. In this post, we will take a look at which of these websites are gaining the most traction in terms of membership, views, and popularity. Presuming our schedule cooperates, we will look to periodically update these rankings over time, ideally once a quarter.

In order to be eligible for these rankings, the website has to be either primarily or partially devoted to Asian and Black couples or relationships – either BMAW or AMBW. The website can discuss other topics such as lifestyle, fashion, general race relations, etc., but there needs to be a recurring part of the site that focuses on Asian and Black couples or relationships. We exclude any websites or groups that have a heavy sex related theme, and we also exclude websites which have not had meaningful activity in the last 12 months, even if they used to be really popular before the most recent 12 months. Websites come and go all the time.  Obviously, if we missed any websites that you believe belong in these rankings, please bring them to our attention for review.

Finally, in the rankings, websites that primarily focus on AMBW couples will be shown in this green color. Websites that focus on BMAW couples or general Blasian couple topics will be shown in the standard black color. However keep in mind that AMBW oriented websites will occasionally cover BMAW topics and likewise, many BMAW oriented websites will occasionally cover AMBW topics. Now let’s get to the rankings!

Top 10 Asian and Black Couple Websites – Online Groups

Black Women Asian Men United - To support, encourage, & promote interaction between Asian Men & Black Women. - Google Chrome 12152015 11013 PM
Black Women Asian Men United, the #1 Asian and Black Couple Online Group.

Ranked by Number of Members as of 12/15/15

1. Black Women, Asian Men United
8,539 members,   Lead Admin: Vouthynar Sovann
bwamu2.ning.com/

2. Black and Asian Couples
7,885 members,   Lead Admin: Miles Palmer
www.facebook.com/groups/58345160693/

3. You and Me… We Could Make Blasians
2,116 members
www.facebook.com/groups/2208196674/

4. Black Women Asian Men (The Initiation)
1,627 members,   Lead Admin: Vee Sovauhn
https://www.facebook.com/groups/356330474541683/

5. Blindian Network: Multi Ethnic Group
1,389 members
Facebook Group

6. Black and Yellow Sexies in South Korea
886 members,   Lead Admin: Jeremy Rondell
https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackandsexyinsouthkorea/

7. Black Asian Families With Children
636 members,   Lead Admin: Miriam Ha,   Started: 2002
https://www.facebook.com/groups/39003228516/

8. Asian Boys for Black Girls
627 members,   Lead Admin: Ramesh Shan
https://www.facebook.com/groups/287509244617906/

9. AMBW
607 members,   Lead Admin: Toni Davette Brannon-Ward
https://www.facebook.com/groups/299366753427017/

10. Blindian and Other Asian Interracial Love
398 members
Facebook Group

For online Asian and Black couple groups, two groups lead the way – Black Woman Asian Men United, a BWAM group with over 8,500 members found on ning.com, and Black and Asian Couples, a Facebook group with a heavy BMAW focus, which also covers occasional AMBW topics with about 7,900 members.  Nice to see two Blindian groups on this list covering a segment of the Blasian couples community which is sometimes overlooked, as well as one long standing group focused on Blasian families with kids.

 

Top 8 Asian and Black Couple Websites – Meet Up Groups

Asian Men and Black Women Connections (NYC) (New York, NY) - Meetup - Google Chrome 12152015 21057 PM
Asian Men and Black Women Connections – NYC, the #1 Asian and Black Couple Meet Up Group.

Ranked by Number of Members as of 12/15/15

1. Asian Men and Black Women Connections – NYC
690 members,   Location: New York, NY
www.meetup.com/AMBW_NYC/

2. Asian Men and Black Women Persuasion (AMBWP) – World Wide
590 members,   Location: Washington DC
http://www.meetup.com/ambwpworldwide/

3. SoCal BWAM (Black Women Asian Men, AMBW, Blasian)
560 members,   Location: Redondo Beach, CA
www.meetup.com/SoCalBwam/

4. Blasian Connections LA
400 members,   Location: Los Angeles, CA
http://www.meetup.com/Blasian-Connections-LA/

5. Asian Men and Black Women Persuasion (AMBWP) – Chicago
280 members,   Location: Chicago, IL

6. Black 2 Asian Meet Up
270 members,   Location: Mountain View, CA
www.meetup.com/blk-asian/

7. Asian Men and Black Woman in DFW
130 members,   Location: Dallas, TX
www.meetup.com/AMBW-meet/

8. Delightful Kiss Maid and Butler Cafe (AMBWP)
46 members,   Location: Chicago, IL
www.meetup.com/delightfulkisscafe/

For meet up groups, there are currently only 8 Asian and Black couple groups and they are all AMBW oriented groups. Also among these 8 AMBW meet up groups, there are two groups in SoCal and two groups in Chicago, so really only six regions are represented by these groups. While meet up group member numbers are generally smaller than the online group member numbers, keep in mind that most of the meet up groups are looking to maximize on the quality of their members, rather than the number of members, so some meet up groups purposely restrict their membership in order to maintain high quality events and decent male to female ratios.  No BMAW meet up groups exist at this time.

 

Top 10 Asian and Black Couple Websites – YouTubers

lavigne life
The LaVigne Life, the #1 Asian and Black Couple YouTube Channel.

Ranked by Number of Subscribers as of 12/15/15

1. The LaVigne Life
293,000 subs;   Creators: Jerry LaVigne, Afro Creole, and Dee Hutchinson, Filipino, Chinese, and White
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLaVigneLife

2. Blasian Family Channel
28,200 subs;   Creators: Lily J. Lee, Korean, and James Woods, Kenyan
www.youtube.com/user/lilylee55

3. Vmarie401: All About Beauty
24,700 subs;   Creators: Vmarie, Jamaican American, and Tyler, Korean American 
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vmarie401

4. Maze + Lee
20,140 subs;   Creators: Alena Maze, African American, and Joe Lee, Korean American
https://www.youtube.com/user/livinamaze

5. J Hearts J
11,660 subs;   Creators: Jenny, African American, and Jae, Korean
https://www.youtube.com/user/jynsalive

6. TimaLovesLemons
11,000 subs;   Creators: Tima, African American, and Kevin, Chinese American
https://www.youtube.com/user/timaloveslemons

7. Lovely Mimi
7,100 subs;   Creators: Lovely Mimi, Vietnamese American, and Remy, African American
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWfaDcy6LDEbwTZilr7ctA

8. GS350JPN
5,450 subs;   Creator: Ralph Duncans Jr. who advises Black men on dating Japanese women
https://www.youtube.com/user/GS350JPN

9. Smartalecky1
4,420 subs;   Creators: Tara Kamiya, African American, and Yohei Kamiya, Japanese
https://www.youtube.com/user/smartalecky1/

10. Loser Laowai in China
4,290 subs;   Creators: Randy Flagg, African American, and Jenny, Chinese
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-G09c97zEqc9BNfVRNO3JQ

The LaVigne Life is a clear stand out in the YouTube category with over 10 times as many subscribers as the #2 Asian and Black Couple YouTube channel. Jerry LaVigne, Afro Creole, and Dee Hutchinson, Filipino, Chinese, and White, have been dating since 2012 and they have 2 kids with a third one on the way currently. They have made daily vlogs of their life since June, 2013 and in the 2.5 years since that time, they have amassed nearly 300,000 subscribers and nearly 58 million views which is pretty impressive.  Jerry and Dee really do not dwell on their interracial status much, they just live their life which is cool. After the LaVigne Life, Lily Lee’s Blasian Family Channel, Vmarie’s blended fashion / lifestyle channel, and Maze + Lee all have over 20,000 subscribers. Building a successful YT channel can be a long road and all three of these channels have been active for 6 to 7 years now. Lovely Mimi is off to a fast start with over 7,000 subscribers in 4 months leveraging her huge Instagram following, plus she is just downright funny. Also, the sometimes controversial Randy Flagg at Loser Laowai in China has pumped out nearly 600 videos in 11 months to gain about 4,300 subs and grab the #10 spot on the list.

 

Top 10 Asian and Black Couple Websites – Instagramers

lovely mimi hubby
Lovely Mimi, the #1 Asian and Black Couple Instagramer.

Ranked by Number of Followers as of 12/15/15

1. Lovely Mimi
571,000 followers

2. blasian.couples
9,450 followers
https://instagram.com/blasian.couples/

3. Vmarie401
6,640 followers

4. ladyiix
4,880 followers

5. asian_black_love
3,020 followers
https://www.instagram.com/asian_black_love/

6. as.maze (maze + lee)
2,940 followers
https://www.instagram.com/as.maze/

7. timaloveslemons
2,580 followers
https://www.instagram.com/timaloveslemons/

8. domhyo
2,020 followers
https://www.instagram.com/domhyo/

9. ambwdate
1,900 followers
https://www.instagram.com/ambwdate/

10-tie. lovelylilylee
1,110 followers
https://www.instagram.com/lilypetalsworld/

10-tie. ambwforlife
1,110 followers
https://www.instagram.com/ambwforlife/

The top Asian and Black couple Instagramer by far is Mimi AKA @lovely.mimi_, Vietnamese, along with her husband, Remy, African American, who makes frequent appearances in her pictures and videos. Mimi is hella funny with a feisty personality, and with the right team and the right project, we think she has the potential to be a big star. The #2 Instagramer, blasian.couples has some really great pictures of Blasian couples which can provide just the right inspiration when you need to see some Blasian couple happiness. At #3, Vmarie once again shows us how to be popular in almost every social media outlet she touches. Of all the website categories, I suspect that this Instagram top 10 list will change the most by the time of our next quarterly update.

 

Top 10 Asian and Black Couple Websites – Facebook Pages

Ranier and Livi
The Love Life Of An Asian Guy, the #1 Asian and Black Couple Facebook Page

Ranked By Number of Likes as of 12/15/15

1. The Love Life of an Asian Guy
28,230 likes;   Creator: Ranier Maningding
https://www.facebook.com/theLLAG

2. Dom and Hyo
12,100 likes;   Creator: Dominic “Dom” Dinkins
https://www.facebook.com/DomHyo/

3. AMBW for Life
11,270 likes;   Creator: Rhea Alexander
https://www.facebook.com/AMBWforLife/

4. AMBW Channel
8,990 likes;    Creator: Pamela J. Weakly
https://www.facebook.com/asianmenandblackwomen/

5. Vmarie401
6,370 likes;    Creator: Vmarie
https://www.facebook.com/Vmarie401/

6. Black and Asian Couple, Lily and James’s love story. 흑인남편과 사는 릴리이야기
4,480 likes;   Creator: Lily J. Lee
https://www.facebook.com/lilypetalsworld/

7. Asian Men And Black Women Persuasion
2,930 likes;   Creator: Joselann / AMBW Persuasion
www.facebook.com/AsianMenAndBlackWomenPersuasion

8. Black Passenger
1,569 likes;   Creator: Stefhen fd Bryan
https://www.facebook.com/blackpassenger/

9. The Blasian Narrative
1090 likes;    Creator: Ankhesen Mié

10. J Hearts J
872 likes;    Creators: Jenny and Jae
https://www.facebook.com/jheartsj/

This category only considers Facebook pages – fan pages, community pages, information pages and other pages, not Facebook groups which are included in the online groups category above. FB pages only accumulate likes and do not have group members. Ranier Maningding, Filipino, the creator of Love Live of an Asian Guy, is the king of this category. Ranier has been dating his girlfriend, Livi, Black and White, since 2011, and they are going strong and planning a future together. These days Ranier covers a lot more than just AMBW topics – everything from race relations, to politics, to all types of Asian Man, Non-Asian Woman topics. We think he is one of the most intelligent and deepest guys on the web, so his #1 ranking here is not a surprise. In the #2 spot, Dom & Hyo use their comic artist skills to create top notch informative comics and infographics to discuss Korean culture and their relationship. And at #3, Rhea Alexander, who other AMBWers refer to as one of the thought leaders in the AMBW world, produces the very informative and popular AMBW for Life page.

 

Top 10 Asian and Black Couple Websites – Blogs

Western Girl Eastern Boy Blog
Western Girl Eastern Boy, the #1 Asian and Black Couple Blog.

Ranked by Average Global Website Ranking (from Alexa and Similarweb)

1. Western Girl Eastern Boy
Average Global Ranking: 300,000

2. Dom and Hyo
Average Global Ranking: 760,000
http://domandhyo.com/

3. S-Morishita Studio – Love! Love! Fighting! Comic
Average Global Ranking: 1,161,000
www.s-morishitastudio.com/

4. The Love Life Of An Asian Guy
Average Global Ranking: 2,043,000
http://ranierm.wordpress.com/

5. Asian Black Couples
Average Global Ranking: 2,552,000
//asianblackcouples.com/

6. Black Women Asian Men
Average Global Ranking: 2,808,000
http://blackwomenasianmen.tumblr.com/

7. Asian Woman Black Man
Average Global Ranking: 3,283,000
asianwomanblackman.tumblr.com/

8. Blasian Narrative
Average Global Ranking: 4,774,000
blasiannarrative.blogspot.com/

9. Asian Man and Black Wife Blog (Maze + Lee)
Average Global Ranking: 5,857,000
http://ambwblog.tumblr.com/

10. My Husband is Asian
Average Global Ranking: 6,562,000
http://shashalaperf.blogspot.com/

There are about 1 billion websites globally right now, so any global ranking less than 10 million is actually pretty good and being ranked in the top 1 million sites is really excellent. Jennifer Gabriel produces the #1 Asian and Black Couple blog right now called Western Girl Eastern Boy (WGEB) and it’s ranked in the top 300,000 websites globally which is superb. These days, Jennifer spends a lot of time discussing her move to Korea (for the 2nd time) and Korean culture, but she has a big section on dating and relationships in Korea based on her experience from her first move to Korea. WGEB is really well done and very deserving of the number one spot. In the #2 and #3 spots, Dom & Hyo, and S-Morishita Studio both respectively use their craft of comics to tell Blasian couple stories in a unique way which helps drive their high global rankings. Ranier with his excellent Love Life of An Asian Guy lands #4 on this list, and somehow a little blog called ABC managed to sneak into the #5 spot 🙂

Summary

Kudos to all of the websites on all of the rankings above. If you know of any websites that should be on these lists, please drop us a line so we can update the listings over time. See the following link for a broader list of all of the active Asian and Black Couple Websites and Resources that we are aware of today. Educating the world about Asian and Black couples and creating safe spaces for Blasian couples to have intelligent and meaningful dialogue, is a labor of love for many I’m sure. However, I believe it is necessary work that lessens barriers and updates old and tired stereotypes which enables all of us to live in a little friendlier and more receptive world. Not to mention the fact that America’s transition to minority majority over the next generation or two will necessitate that Asians and Blacks figure out how to live well with each other sooner rather than later.

A couple of overall observations. First, given the amount of green in the rankings above, it’s clear that AMBW related sites generally outnumber and outclass BMAW sites. Given that the US census counts about 6.4 times as many BMAW households as compared to AMBW households, the question of why AMBW sites generally outnumber BMAW sites is one that we plan to look at further in an upcoming article. There is room for both AMBW and BMAW sites to succeed, so this observation is more a curiosity rather than a contest.

See our prior post, Interracial Marriage – Asians and Blacks for more statistics.

Finally, as we mentioned at the outset of this post, the Asian and Black couple space is a fast growing and dynamic space. While we are certain that Asian and Black couples and Blasians are still a small minority in the US today, we already see the evidence that Asian and Black couples of today are not nearly as rare as they were say even just 10 years ago. Think about what that might mean for Blasian couples over just the next 10 years. How many of us in the Blasian couple space can point to several other Blasian couples that we know personally? Sure, maybe some are still the only ones in their circle, but that’s changing slowly but surely for many Blasian couples where they are no longer the only ones. Maybe not now, but probably soon, we will have to stop thinking about Blasian couples and Blasian kids as some rare breed and start figuring out how we capitalize on the collective Asian and Black couple community instead of spending time on the “novelty” of being in an Asian and Black couple relationship.

This was the inaugural ranking. See all Asian and Black Couple Website Rankings here!

Happy holidays to everyone!

ABC1

 

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