45 Black Influencers You Should Follow

Black Influencers to Follow

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.

Jenn of @cranberrytantrums // cranberrytantrums.com

Wes of @wesleytaylor // wesleytaylor.co

Blake of @signedblake // signedblake.com

Victoria of @prepfordwife // prepfordwife.com

Hayet of @hayet.rida // hayetrida.com

Jocelyn of @grandbabycakes // grandbaby-cakes.com

Courtney of @colormecourtney // colormecourtney.com

Ranti of @rantiinreview // rantiinreview.com

Monica of @awedbymoni // awedbymonica.com

Cynthia of @simplycyn // simplycyn.com

Alicia of @aliciatenise // aliciatenise.com

Coco of @cocobassey // millennielle.com

Janelle of @waityouneedthis // waityouneedthis.com

Colette of @cococozy // cococozy.com

Thamarr of @musingsofacurvylady // musingsofacurvylady.com

Kelvin of @kelvindavis // notoriouslydapper.com

Nikia of @chitown_fashion

Ceta of @clarkandstone // clarkandstone.com

Diggy of @diggymoreland // morethanatie.com

Dayna of @daynabolden // daynabolden.com

Kori of @koricoleman_ // koricoleman.com

Chelsee of @chelseeleigh

Courtney of @curlsandcouture

Aramide of @thesassypeach

Patrice of @afrobella // afrobella.com

Catherine of @fashion_critic_ // redcarpet-fashionawards.com

Brittney of @brittneypayton // brittneypayton.com

Asiyami of @asiyami_gold // asiyamigold.com

Venita of @venitaaspen // venitaaspen.com

DJ D-Nice of @dnice // d-nice.com

Myra of @myracreely // myracreely.com

Marjorie of @creativekipi // thekipiblog.com

Ailsa of @_happygocurly_

Les of @balancedles // balancedblackgirl.com

Nasteha & Nuni of @theyusufs // theyusufs.com

Jessica of @thecatchmeifyoucan // thecatchmeifyoucan.com

Brandy of @authentically.b // authenticallyb.com

Enocha of @missenocha // locksandtrinkets.com

Tomi of @goodtomicha // goodtomicha.com

Ebony of @brownskinbeautiful_ // brownskinbeautiful.com

Onyi of @mossonyi // mossonyi.com

Nikki, Meghan, Shay, and Brandy of @influencingincolor

Lee of @spiritedpursuit // spiritedpursuit.com

Myriha of @myriha_burce // blackwomentalkwork.com

Alexis of @_alexisbennett // Shopping Editor at cosmopolitan.com


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!

Tiny Tassel

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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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.

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