Year in Review 2016 (Annual Report)

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To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on our blog’s activity in 2016. Start scrolling!

Keep Ypsi Black is an online archive of black excellence – documenting black life in Ypsilanti, MI and across Washtenaw County, 1827-Present. In addition to publishing original content + thought-provoking multimedia, we’re offline securing space to curate pop-up interactive events w/ FRDM HALL.

We’ve remained most committed to investing in the development of the skills and talents of local black + residents of color to catalyze entrepreneurial efforts since November 2015. Our primary focus in 2017 is to foster a network for the exchange of creative ideas, fellowship, and information, ultimately to dismantle oppressive policies + structures.

2017 will serve as a great opportunity to understand issues of major consequence to desi communities (with regard to the role of local institutions, including commercial industries). We will continue to build rapport with people of color, and anti-racists with common interests and responsibilities.

Crunching Numbers

A Detroit People Mover cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 30,669 times in 2016. If it were a cable car, it would take about 511 trips to carry that many people.

There were 120 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2 GB. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was January 19, 2016 with 3,747 views. The most popular post that day was Where American Is Made: Shinola as Neo-Colonialism in Detroit.

Posting Patterns

In 2016, there were over 220+ new posts (focusing on DEI, settler colonialism, and local color), growing the total archive of this site to 278.

Most Popular Content

THESE ARE THE POSTS THAT GOT THE MOST VIEWS IN 2016. YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE YEAR’S MOST-VIEWED POSTS IN OUR SITE STATS.
  1. Where American Is Made: Shinola as Neo-Colonialism in Detroit January 2016
  2. D’Real for County Prosecutor July 2016
  3. Know Your Prosecutor on Election Day November 2016
  4. Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy February 2016
  5. No More Parties in Ann Arbor August 2016

How did they find Keep Ypsi Black?

The top referring sites in 2016 were:

  1. facebook.com
  2. search engines
  3. drg4p.org
  4. radicalwashtenaw.org
  5. twitter.com

Where did visitors of Keep Ypsi Black come from?

That’s 100 countries in all! Most visitors came from the United States of America. Canada and Brazil were not far behind.


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Learn more about KYB, or say hello to us at KeepYpsiBlack.org // Year in Review 2015