We are constantly seeking more and more opportunities to educate ourselves and continue the conversations around racial injustices. If you’re interested in learning from and supporting educators and activist we compiled a list of 10 individuals on social media who have incredible voices. Starting with our very own founder of Black Men United Nevin Perkins who we had the pleasure of interviewing a few months ago.
Rachel Cargle (@rachel.cargle)
Founder of The Loveland Foundation, an organization providing mental health resources to people of color, Rachel Cargle is also a well-known writer, lecturer, and academic. Follow her on social media for a valuable take on systematic racism, white privilege, and other pressing BLM-related issues.
Ijeoma Oluo (@ijeomaoluo)
Author of the best selling book, So You Want To Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo is an influential spokeswoman for active anti-racism. Through her platform on social media, she educates the public not only on BLM issues but on women’s issues as well.
Superstar Beyonce has been very vocal on social media regarding BLM issues and has been promoting ongoing petitions through her #BEYGOOD webpage. She also gave an empowering commencement speech on YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020.
Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti)
Brittany Packnett is an activist, writer, and educator who is a co-founder of Campaign Zero and was previously the executive director at Teach for America in St. Louis. Her social media posts regarding political issues and BLM activism are inspiring and educational.
Ava DuVernay (@Ava)
An advocate for social justice, Ava DuVernay has created several films centering on black lives. She is also the creator of When They See Us on Netflix. Follow her on social media for motivational content backing the BLM movement.
Ericka Harte (@ihartericka)
A self described “Racial/Social/Gender Justice Disruptor,” Ericka Harte is an influential black and queer sex educator. She provides racial and social justice courses through her website and consistently posts body-positive and BLM inspired content on social media.
Sarunas J. Jackson (@ronejae)
An actor recognized for his roles on Insecure and Games People Play, Sarunas J. Jackson is an outspoken activist on black issues. His interviews encourage black celebrities and athletes to use their platforms to make a positive impact, and he posts and speaks on the BLM protests and riots.
Dr. Yusef Salaam (dr.yusefsalaam)
A member of the Exonerated 5, Dr. Yusef Salaam is now a well-known public speaker on the importance of justice and an activist against wrongful incarceration of the economically disadvantaged. Follow him on social media for his viewpoints on human rights.
Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg)
An actress and social activist, Amandla Stenberg has been named on Time’s list of Most Influential Teens in both 2015 and 2016. Amandla uses her social media platform to speak out against black injustice and challenge conventional beauty standards.
Shaun King (@shaunking)
A civil rights activist and co-founder of Real Justice PAC, Shaun King calls for action with regard to the BLM movement using social media as a primary platform. Follow him to be inspired to stand up and create change in a society that desperately needs it.