One of the best aspects of social media is finding new accounts, creative individuals, and authentic perspectives. It is a heavy time for our country, and I hope you’ve been able to take a step back to reflect, listen, and learn. I know I am, and I’m committed to continuing the journey. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you 45 Black influencers to follow both on Instagram and via their blogs and websites. I’ve learned so much from these men and women, and I know you will, too.
My hope is that you’ll take a few minutes to read through this list, follow their accounts, and engage with their content! Supporting Black creators and amplifying Black voices are just two preliminary ways we can take action and show support – especially on social media platforms.
By no means is this list conclusive nor exhaustive. There are many more Black creators and creators of color I look forward to sharing in the future! Sending you all love and light!
45 Black Influencers to Follow Now
So where do you start? Social media platforms. There are so many ways to support Black men and women on social media channels, like Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn.
Follow, like, comment, share, and save Black creator content. For example, two of my favorite Black women on the Internet are the incomparable Jackie Aina and Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes. Jackie has the best YouTube channel, and she is beyond entertaining. I always learn something from her videos and beauty tutorials.
Additionally, Jocelyn is an invaluable Black voice in the community. She is so knowledgeable about cooking, baking, and everything in between.
Kelvin of @kelvindavis // notoriouslydapper.com
Nikia of @chitown_fashion
Chelsee of @chelseeleigh
Courtney of @curlsandcouture
Aramide of @thesassypeach
Ailsa of @_happygocurly_
Nikki, Meghan, Shay, and Brandy of @influencingincolor
Black Owned Businesses
Lastly, while this post mostly focuses on Black content creators, we also need to support Black owned businesses. Here are just a few of my favorite Black owned businesses below. I’ll be expanding this list in the weeks to come!
The Tiny Tassel is a jewelry, clothing, and accessories brand inspired by the vibrant colors of Charleston, SC. Its founder, Mimi, is a genius and I love how she embraces color!
Estelle Colored Glass
Another brand to check out is Estelle Colored Glass, a Black woman owned business. I love everything about this brand. In fact, we own several wine glasses. Overall, I can’t get enough of the hand-blown colored glass cake stands and stemware in a mix of jewel tones and soft pastels.
Danessa Myricks Beauty
Danessa Myricks Beauty is getting a bunch of buzz based on her phenomenal makeup company that targets specific skin types and makeup goals. I personally recommend checking out the Yummy Skin Blurring Powder, which covers texture. The blurring powder that hydrates your skin.
Fifteen Percent Pledge
Moreover, encourage retailers to join the Fifteen Percent Pledge. The Fifteen Percent Pledge is a call to action for retailers and businesses to commit and develop sustainable, supportive ecosystems for Black-owned businesses. In fact, they collaborate with brands to evaluate their organization structures, operations, funding, and resourcing in order to implement impactful change and create greater equity for Black businesses.
After all, Black people make up 15% of the US population. So, we asked businesses to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands.
Lastly, view this post on Instagram for more direct links to these Black content creators featured on this blog. Who are you following and supporting? Let’s continue to authentically and proactively support Black creators, Black small businesses and amplify Black voices.
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