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12 Black Content Creators To Follow On Instagram

12 Black Content Creators To Follow On Instagram

I wanted to share a list of my favorite black content creators to follow on Instagram. I have been following these ladies for years now.

 

These ladies always leave me feeling inspired and uplifted by the content, they are creating. I also want to steal quite a few of their clothes and shoes! They all have amazing style!

 

If you want to be a better ally it’s about educating yourself, expanding your circle, and making your world, including your Instagram feed more diverse.

 

I also wanted to share this today, June 19th because its Juneteeth!

 

What is Juneteeth:

Juneteenth is one of America’s oldest holidays and is observed each year on June 19 to mark the official end of slavery in the US. ⁣⁣
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But slaves in Texas were not freed until a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19th, 1865. ⁣⁣⁣
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I had heard about Juneteeth a few years ago but just recently have really educated myself about the day and its historical significance. Companies are starting to recognize this and I hope it becomes a Federal Holiday. ⁣⁣⁣

♥PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO MAKE Juneteenth a National Holiday!

♦ Learn more about Juneteeth: Here and Here

 

 

Full Disclosure: Quite a few of these recommended follows are close friends and I am so proud to know these stylish powerful ladies. So make sure to give them a follow:

 

12 Black Content Creators To Follow On Instagram


 

Kim Mitchell

Kim is an Art Director at Banana Republic Factory and a personal friend so I had to start with her! I met her over 10 years ago in San Francisco. She is always so stylish and chic. Her shoe collection is to die for!

 

 

Mattie James

Mattie James is someone I have interviewed on the blog for Women’s Month and is one of the first bloggers I started following back in 2011. She is a business owner and is always sharing amazing knowledge on Instagram. If you are a blogger, make sure you check out her IG Lives every Wednesday!

 

 

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I appreciate every single one of you tagging me and sharing my content with others. Since there’s thousands of new faces here, let me introduce myself. I’m Mattie – Chris’ wife and Maizah, Caliana & Christian’s mom and a Black lifestyle influencer based in Atlanta. I’m a first generation Liberian American and a former Miss Liberia USA. I work with brands and teach influencers how to get paid by brands. If you’re following me to diversify your feed, great. I hope you’re encouraged during this time (and always) to research resources on racism & anti-racism, amplify more creators that look like me, buy from Black brands + businesses and listen closely to us because we need to be heard not just this week, but anytime we speak. Here are some other Black influencers to follow that I really love and enjoy: @marcherobinson @daynabolden @ijeomakola @signedblake @titispassion @awedbymoni @sarahlampley @cocobassey I’m pretty active in my Stories where I’ll be happily sharing more as I usually do. Cheers.

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Kachet Jackson

I met Katchet back in San Francisco. She is also another OG blogger! She is a content creator, creative community organizer, and marketing consultant with a passion for inspiring others to live their best lives.

 

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Hey y’all…Kachet here, checking in. How are you? How did you spend your time yesterday? What are you learning about the events that are happening and systemic racism? Black people, how did you take care of yourselves? This black woman had to walk away from the phone and laptop and get out of the house for a few hours. — I’m trying to get back to work today and I’ll be honest, I’m jumbled and focused – at the same time. How can that be? I don’t know, but it’s a reality right now. — I’m so glad there’s a rise in conversations happening. I’m glad people are getting uncomfortable to be better. I’m glad people are realizing things and not letting them slide any longer. I’m glad I’ve reconnected with a piece of myself that I’ve stifled for far too long. — I know I have a lot of new followers here, and I’m really glad that you’re here. Welcome! The Kachet Life is about elevating your every day so that you can live your best life. That isn’t changing. Part of living your best life is being outspoken, standing up for what you believe in, and empowering others. When you walk in your truth, you give others permission to do the same. — Please remember how fired up you were this week later when no one else is talking about this, when it’s not trending on the Explore page, Twitter, or the news. Don’t turn your head. Don’t just let it slide. Remember this moment. Remember this movement. The real work is coming. Thank you for showing up. And please don’t forget to wash your hands. ✊🏾

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Courtney / Color Me Courtney

I connected with Courtney years ago in San Francisco. Its been so fabulous to see her amazing success. I love how colorful and positive she always is! She is a huge fan of Disney and I love her stop-motion videos!

 

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💥 Our allies CAN take a break from social media, but black people CANNOT take a break from racism 💥 . ♥️ A few new allies have shared that this information overload has been exhausting and overwhelming. I’m sure it is, but please consider the exhaustion of being black . ✊🏾 But the work needs to be done So I wanted to share a method I’m using to help bring about change . 🙋🏽‍♀️ Try committing to one per a day: ✏️ Day 1 – SIGN:
seek out petitions & research anything in there that you don’t understand 👀 Day 2 – SEEK
 find black voices, listen & digest to their messages, pov & feelings. Amplify them on your own social media pages 💰 Day 3 – INVEST: donate to relevant organizations & find black business you can purchase from REGULARLY not just this week. Look to your go-to retailers, and see if they are responding accurately, if not consider alternative organizations working to be allies. If you can’t invest with your $$$ invest with your voice, share black business & organizations to donate to 📣 Day 4 – SHARE:
Share what you learned with your inner circle. Share the causes & business you’re supporting. 👊🏾 Day 5: PUSH: Push for a change. Pick up the phone and have a hard conversation with someone in your world with racist tendencies, we all have them. Push your employers, partners & anyone else in your orbit to be better & inclusive starting now . 🚫 What not to do? ❌ Don’t turn away from this because it’s hard ❌ Don’t close the app because you’re overwhelmed ❌ Don’t stop reading because you feel guilty ❌ Don’t stop these behaviors when the trend is over ✊🏾 Please push through all of that, for us & be the change . 🙋🏽‍♀️ hands up! comment below if you can commit to this ♥️ Thanks for standing with us

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Kourtney Pope

Kourtney recently was a guest editor sharing her personal essay. She is a style lover and writer, a podcaster, and a storyteller. Please make sure to read her post: While You Were Sleeping!

 

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Taking a brief pause from the cause to welcome the new faces on my feed. For the sake of social media etiquette, allow me to reintroduce myself! My name is Kourtney and I am 28 years old. I am a Southern girl who has infiltrated the city of NYC. I am a style lover, beauty aficionado, and a budding product developer. By day I work in social media creating content, managing and executing strategy, and covering influencer marketing. By night I am a writer, a podcaster, and a storyteller. A few ground rules if you are going to be a part of this community: 1. We keep the shade and the reading to a minimum around these parts. 2. We are allies at our core. 3. We show up for Black women, Black lives, and other POC. 4. No question is a dumb question so the comments and the DM’s are open! That pretty much covers it! Now it’s your turn, come say hello. 💕 – Kourtney

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Stella Adewumni

She runs the IG Account: J’adore Fashion. She has the chicest style and the most beautiful family. I love her use of bold colors and her crisp take on menswear and clean lines. I would love to have access to her closet!

 

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In the quest for change, listen without ego or being defensive; learn and educate yourself about racism. Speak out! Don’t be silent! The change begins with you. Listen, learn, and support. Sharing different ways you can learn and support the black community now and beyond. See a list of ideas on the blog from kids books, movies and organizations to donate {link in bio} SAVE THIS POST FOR RESOURCE: Tagging black owned businesses to support: Please share more businesses in the comment. Thank you 🙏🏾 🤎 Wearing #blackownedbusiness @imadeduso_ pink top and pants. @lynksdrivers @iconscloset @shop_fss @fwstyle @chenburkettny @heritage_withlove @ladyeeboutique @jewelsbyjadore.co @shopa.au @hanifaofficial @shopsaisankoh @bfyne @andreaiyamah @damola.jumo @fenoel @thelipbar @brothervellies @christopherjohnrogers @nubianskin @aminahjillil @kaicollective @anjola_plush_boutique @cushnie @bridesbynona @aprilbykunbi @luxuryhairbyruthymilano @dolledbynueye @vanitystylez See comment

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Cynthia Andrews

I first started following Cynthia during the #DollyPartonChallenge! I just fell in love her with her bold and colorful style. Then I found out that not only is she a creator, but also an attorney! You know how much I love powerful smart women!

 

Ambrosia Malbrough

Affectionately referred to as “Brosia” on IG. I met Ambrosia at a Kiehls press trip and just fell in love with her calm cool personality and energy. She has the cutest little family and her own jewelry line!

 

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I have to admit, all that’s going on in the world has taken a toll on me mentally. Breathing. 🖤 🙏🏾

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Anna Groves

I just recently started following Anna earlier this year. She left me the sweetest comment and I followed her back after seeing how positive she was with her captions, imagery, and messaging. She is like a burst of sunshine!

 

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HUMBLED. Hi, friends. That’s how I feel right now. That you are here and that you are interested in hearing my voice. THANK YOU!⁣ ⁣⁣ With so many new faces, I thought I’d let you know a little about me :)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Skagit County and I met the hubs, Rob when I was 16 and he was 15 while he was visiting there. (Yes, I’m a cougar- more on that another day 😂) We reunited later in Seattle at 21 and the rest is history. Rob is a pastor and my favorite person!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We’ve been married for over 21 years, have 4 boys- Isaac-21, Max-18, Jaren-17 and Adrien-16 -plus my daughter in love Judah, and our dog named Lucy :)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I’ve always loved learning new things, applying them, and sharing with friends. That’s why I started my blog! Here you’ll get a little of everything -Jesus, Home/DIY, beauty, style, food, and lots of words to lift you up. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ These times have been difficult but so many incredible things have birthed from it- a renewed sense of hope and a lot more people that I get to do life with- including YOU. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a voice in your life right now- I will not take it for granted. Here it’s safe for you to be vulnerable, and there’s room for you to grow. I’m growing too, and I’m glad to do it alongside of you.

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Alicia Tenise

Alicia is someone I have followed on Twitter for years. She has raised the flag on brands and diversity issues and even went viral for calling out Like.toKnow.it. She is always sharing industry insight and first-hand blogging knowledge about growing your business.

 

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This week, I’m going to share some insight into what life is like as a black American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But before I do that, I’m going to introduce myself because I have some new folks following along — welcome! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m Alicia, I turned 30 in March (what a month to do that, right?), and I’m a Washington, D.C. area native. I’ll be celebrating my 9th blog anniversary this month, and I create lifestyle content for the millennial every girl. When there’s not a pandemic, I like to travel the world in search of the best food and drink, and I also share colorful fashion finds and my honest struggles with mental health (I’ve been diagnosed with depression and anxiety). I also *really* like wine, and this week I’m starting my WSET classes to be a ~certified~ wine enthusiast & a better wine writer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most importantly, I use my platform to speak on diversity issues — see my “Diversity” highlight for more. We’re lighthearted most of the time, but your girl won’t ignore any injustice either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I’m sharing some racial microaggressions that black people experience daily. These happen quite frequently and casually, and most people don’t realize these statements/actions are, in fact, assaults. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some examples are: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ + “You’re so well-spoken/articulate!” + “You’re really pretty for a black girl.” + “Your braids/natural hair/wig is so cool! Can I touch it?” + “I don’t see color when I look at you.” + “You speak like a white girl.” + Being ignored by sales associates in stores, while white customers are waited on hand and foot + Not seeing black people represented in the media, brand’s feeds, influencer campaigns, etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s blatant racism, and there are these subtle acts we deal with daily. The accumulated impact of these stressors affect long-term health and can contribute to higher rates of mortality and depression. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Allies: if you see this behavior, speak up. Check your friends and family. This behavior is dehumanizing to Black people. 📷 by @foodphotographer

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Jasmine Sweet

She has been one of my IG favorites. She is always so sweet and nice. She has a fabulous style! I love her bold bright colors. She also posts very informative IGTV videos as resources!

Chimee Ahaiwe

She is a plus-size blogger and content creator. I love her style! Every time her post comes up on my feed I wonder if they have that style in my size!

 

Please follow these fabulous ladies and make sure to sign the Juneteeth petition!

 

 

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