How To Unlock Content On Black Ballad

The Black Ballad Membership gives access to the best collection of content, events & perks designed to help black women live their best lives. This means most of Black Ballad's articles & videos are accessible when you become a BB Member.

But that's not the only way you can read or watch Black Ballad. Whether you only want to read a single article, or try before you join the BB Membership, anyone can unlock up to three stories each month for free.

Unlocking Stories on Black Ballad

Unlocking content on Black Ballad is a simple three step process. Watch the video or follow the written instructions below to find out how.

How To Unlock BB Content For The First Time

  1. Go on the story you'd like to read and enter your email address
  2. Go to your inbox & confirm your email
  3. Click the link which says: "Click here for free access to Black Ballad"

Unlocking BB Stories as a Returning Reader

Once you have unlocked a piece of BB content, you can browse through the site and read or watch any story. But what do you do if you leave the Black Ballad website and come back 12 hours, 5 days or 6 weeks later?

To unlock BB stories again, you simply follow the same steps as you did before:

  1. Go on the story you'd like to read/watch and enter your email address
  2. Go to your inbox & confirm your email
  3. Click the link which says: "Click here for free access to Black Ballad"

Simple! Now all you need to do is find the story you want to unlock. Hit the button below to start exploring Black Ballad.

FAQs

Why do I have to unlock BB stories? I don't have to do this for most other sites.

Black Ballad decided to become a membership & make its content one of the membership perks for a number of reasons, but the most important reason was to build a company that could consistently create content for black women that they can't get anywhere else. Being a membership has allowed us to pay black women for their work & provide our members & readers with the best content possible, something we could not do when we were a free access blog.

I've tried unlocking the Black Ballad story that I want to read, but it's not working.

Contact Black Ballad Support & we'll see how we can help

I used to be a Black Ballad Member, but I'm not any more. How do I unlock BB stories?

Unlocking BB stories should work for you in the same way it works for everyone else, simply follow the three steps

I'm a Black Ballad member, why do I have to unlock articles?

You shouldn't have to unlock articles! Log in to get unlimited access to everything

I get the newsletter, why aren't my log in details working?

If you have never bought a Black Ballad membership, then logging in will not work for you, as you never created an account. You access the stories by following the three steps above, even if you are a newsletter subscriber.

I keep trying to reset my password, so I can access BB content, but it's not working

If you have never bought a Black Ballad membership, then resetting a password will not work for you, as you never created an account or created a password previously. You access the stories by following the three steps above. If you do have a Black Ballad membership, but are not able to reset your password, please contact us.

I don't want to unlock stories anymore, I want unlimited access to Black Ballad.

Then it's time for you to Become a Black Ballad Member.