90+ Black Creators, Influencers, And Tastemakers To Follow Right Now

It's time to show your support and diversify your social media feeds with these amazing creatives

90+ Black Creators, Influencers, And Tastemakers To Follow Right Now

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One of the best ways to support Black people right now, in addition to shopping Black-owned businesses, is to elevate Black voices and creators on social media platforms. We all know how a platform like Instagram can change peoples’ lives and encourage entrepreneurship. However, most of the top fashion and beauty faces we see across the grid are white. I often hear from non-Black people, “There are no top influencers who are Black.” And to that, I pose, have you ever thought it’s perhaps because you actively hit the follow button for only white influencers? It’s time to diversify your Instagram feeds with inspiring Black activists, style icons, tastemakers, beauty mavens, and every creative in between. Ahead, 90-plus gems to get you started.

1. Temiloluwa Otedola

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32° 🥵

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2. Gabi Fresh

3. Arlissa

4. Ebonee Davis

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Scorpio full moon vibes 🌑🦂🔥

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5. Jourdana Elizabeth

6. Mecca James-Williams

7. Precious Lee

8. Imani Randolph

9. Kiitana

10. Leomie Anderson

11. Micaela Verrelien

12. Kristen Noel Crawley

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I get it custom … 🖤

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13. Aysha Sow

14. Laëtitia Kandolo

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Merci pour vos msg… honnêtement je pensais célébrer mon anniversaire mieux que ça, j’ai juste eu le temps de bruncher et ce matin fallait pouvoir répondre aux requests des clients ect…mais vous êtes tous très cute !!!!! Je pense que Dimanche je ferais enfin ce live sur @bana.congo …j’avais promis j’ai du attendre 28ans pour le faire 😂 Je suis prête à discuter avec vous ! Si vous le voulez ❤️❤️❤️ Je vais vous dire un secret si vous désirez quelque dites le à haute voix, assumez le, peut importe la lourdeur…Travaillez pour…Le pouvoir des énergies. J’attend cette année depuis au moins 5ans si ça se trouve il va rien se passer d’exceptionnel 😂 mais en tout cas j’attendais 2020, je suis née le 02-02-92, nous sommes tombés un 02-02-20, les chiffres sont bons les gars ! #alignement . Captured by @yosuphotography #congo #africa #kinshasa #blackgirlmagic #blackgirl #blackskin #afrohair #melanin #congolese #congopositif #congotraveldrc #congolesegirl #congolaise

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15. Isabella

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when i see you, i finally pay attention

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16. Nana Agyemang

17. Latonya Yvette

18. Amy Sall

19. Nneka Ibeabuchi

20. Ellie

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🦋🦋🦋

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21. Amanda Frezar

22. Georgia Medley

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🤎 Diversity isn't just black and white. It's black and then some. The spectrum, colours of the rainbow, collided into one. Drilled into thinking its a sin to be so dark skin just cause I carry more melanin, the world doesn't look past the thin skin that i live in One race exalted, the other exploited "STOP KILLING US" the children are being taunted men, animals, firing arms with firearms, to harm rather than protect "RING THE ALARM" Does humanity really want this diverse city of diversity, you tell me, peace, love and equality is my plea “All you black people look the same" That's what they say when they can't be bothered to remember my name Ghetto, urban, coloured – you name it Never ashamed, I just stand up claim it I like 'em brown, yellow, Puerto rican or asian the magazines, the billboards exposed to the nation the diverse city is the human race, not giving a damn about the complexion of my face “You're the only black girl, that's great" Is one of the many phrases I hate A token isn't showing diversity It's equality what amounts to this diverse city I see through the eyes of a dark skinned girl Voicing my opinion on how I see the world Finding my place in this industry, that has so much to say on my outer beauty Drilled into thinking its a sin to be so dark skin just cause I carry more melanin, the world doesn't look past the thin skin that i live in Diversity isn't just black and white. It's black and then some. The spectrum, colours of the rainbow, collided into one. ~words by @georgmedley in 2015.

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23. Mariama Diallo

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Off-Duty.

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24. Kellie Brown

25. Grace Mahary

26. Onyi Moss

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Happy to announce that my Lightroom preset for both mobile and desktop is now free to download on my website 🌷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Head over to mossonyi.com/free-resources to get your hands on them. Please use the hashtag #MossonyiPreset so I can see your edits 📸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ If you have previously purchased my preset, I’d suggest updating it to the current version in the link above as it’s packed with more options 🤍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ PS – There’s a new vlog now live on my YouTube channel (link in bio) ☕️ #mossonyitravels

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27. Dana Nozime

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suited up angel

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28. Salem Mitchell

29. Laurise McMillian

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30. Torina Shtun

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Staying warm in my #clubmonaco @clubmonaco

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31. Janelle Marie Lloyd

32. Hereith Paul

33. Tamu McPherson

34. Monroe Steele

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A few looks I’ll be wearing once outside opens back up. This is probably the closest I’ll get to a TikTok too 🤣 — Outfit Details & links to shop can be found by clicking the link in my bio and heading to the Shop My Instagram Tab or by Downloading the @liketoknow.it app and following me: monroesteele to never miss Outfit Details. — Look 1: C/Meo Top, @jacquemus shorts SOLD OUT, @bcbgmaxazria sandals Look 2: @iamgia cargo’s, Target Tank Top, @lulus sandals Look 3: @thefrankieshop blazer, @songofstyle pants, @trois_thelabel bra, @tamaramellon sandals and @lele_sadoughi earrings — Which look is your favorite? Is anyone else putting together outfits solely for when you can get out and wear them again? Let me know below in the comments! #isolationcreation

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35. Madisin Rian

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🕊✨🤍

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36. Gabrielle

37. Danielle Prescod

38. Amy Juliette Lefevre

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@iamgia 🖤

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39. Candace Marie

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…g o l d e n ☀️ h o u r

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40. Aurora James

41. Shiona Turini

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Sitting up in my room… still.

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42. Anajah

43. La’Shaunae Steward

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hideous disfigurements

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44. Memu Conteh

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🖤

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45. Aube Jolicoeur

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My soulmate! #breastfeedmom Bra from @negativeunderwear

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46. Melodie Monrose

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Greetings👽

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47. Delanique

48. Tatiana Elizabeth

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never thirsty @essentiawater 💦 . #ad

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49. Claire Most

50. Aida

51. Eris

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listen to your gut

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52. Flex Mami

53. Sami Miro

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Wearing vegan @apparis shot by @hotthunderstorm

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54. Brooke Devard Ozaydinli

55. Nikki Ogunnaike

56. Gabby Prescod

57. Shelcy & Christy

58. Vashtie

59. Kimberly Drew

60. Naomi Elizée

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61. Nyma Tang

62. Lee Litumbe

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Visualizing a positive way forward 🌺

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63. Natasha Ndlovu

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in the meantime, I’ll be wearing this indoors _

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64. Diarrha N’Diaye

65. Maya Alenaa

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She bites in the wild wild west

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66. Carly Cushnie

67. Sira Kante

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We inside

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68. Freddie Harrel

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Sooo since you're (hopefully) on a lock down, I figured I could pick your brain? 😅🙏🏾⁣ For those who know, I'm bringing a little change to the black beauty industry very soon through @radswan 😜 ⁣ We announced our Spring launch back in November. But just like many other businesses right now, we're impacted by the C guy, though thanks to the magic of our team of 5 (and of high-ish speed Internet), we'll be on your heads beginning of Summer ☀️ (sign up to our NL to be one of the first to know – link in bio + stories) ⁣ Our intention is to be innovators, from the product (we're starting with premium synthetic lace front wigs) to the shopping experience. In an industry built on the assumption that we all have mad hair skills, we're building with total novices in mind 🤘🏾so part of that means eliminating confusion as much as we can! ⁣ Cue to my request to pick your brain: we're launching with 4 diff styles (for starters 💃🏾), 1 being an afro (though every style is based off afro natural textures) and I don't know which one of these two we should start with 🤔 (we'll probs have both at some point, just not at launch) ⁣ * Photo 1-4= meet option #1⁣ * Photo 5-7 = meet option #2⁣ 1. Which one would you rock the most ?! ⁣ 2. We're not launching with this shade but with both black and dark brown – but since we're here, also comment with #3 if you'd want this shade sooner rather than later (that'll help us decide if we launch with 2 or 3 shades) ⁣ 3. Our lace fronts look more realistic than any synthetic and/or user friendly option out there, so there's cureently no wig caps options that keep our realistic design (shades are dark brown, or weird beige 😅). We're launching with our own(we're innovators we said 😎), so in the meantime the looks above don't look as natural as they could. ⁣ 4. We want to blow your mind at the right time 😜 hence why I've never shared more close-ups but know that we'll share it alllll just before launch⁣ 5. Unsolicited fashion tip: if like me you came sans hips, I believe shoulder pads were made to both distract and make up for the lost width 👀 6. Hope you're keeping healthy x positive – and thanks for helping a girl out 🙏🏾

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69. Chidera Eggerue

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(2018)

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70. Sunita V

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Just act casual 🖤

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71. Brittany Packnett Cunningham

72. Ericka Hart

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I’m weary of the names y’all keep saying and those you leave out. I’m weary of the folks that has all of you get activated around and brings you to protest in mass. I don’t care to hear, “make your activism intersectional” I want some work done around why it’s not! Why are people doing press conferences crying only mentioning Black cis men. Why are folks with huge and small platforms ONLY advocating justice for George Floyd. Why are news outlets barely mentioning, Tony McDade’s or Nina Pop’s name. YOUR SILENCE IS LOUD AND CLEAR. It’s very clear who folks believe shouldn’t be murdered and who should. White supremacy self selects who you care about and who you mourn, don’t let it. ⠀ The police officers name who murdered Tony McDade has still NOT been released. Give them a ring today and demand justice for Tony McDade, 850-410-7000 Rest in power Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina POP and the countless Black femmes and Black trans people who never make the news or get a protest #ALLBlacklivesmatter

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73. Rachel Cargle

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#RevolutionNow • We all have to show up. Solidarity is the only answer. Revolution NOW! • I am looking forward to speaking to you all this evening as I give my public address on revolution. As an educator I will be doing my part to offer critical language and a critical lens through which to approach your role in the fight for justice. • There are many roles in the work. The organizers, the educators, the mobilizers, the protestors, the resource distributors, the medical, the lawyers, the activists. People who have dedicated their lives and their learning to showing up in this fight. Find the leadership you need to get active. • If you RSVP’d to my public address this evening you will be receiving an email in the next few hours with time and virtual location details. If you’d like to attend you can RSVP at the link in my bio. • I want to personally send my deepest gratitude to every human body who has put their comfort and safety on the line to uprise in the most tangible ways against the systems that are killing us all. • Tips slides by @69herbs • Drop an emoji or comment or share to help boost this information to those who can utilize it.

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74. Cleo Wade

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I made this print when I found out I was pregnant because I wanted my daughter to grow up with these words in her room. ⠀ Today, I am selling it online for the first time ever with 100% of the proceeds going to The Antiracist Research & Policy Center. ⠀ Their mission is to convene and team up varied specialists to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. ⠀ Their research and policy work is deliberately antiracist. They consider racist policies and ideas, and not certain racial groups, to be the racial problem. ⠀ They strive to build an antiracist society of racial equity and justice. ⠀ Please join me in supporting their critical work. ⠀ Prints is 11×14 and available now on www.withlovecleo.com or link in bio ⠀ I love you.

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75. Ali

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Flower power inspired by @pradaolic Face: @milkmakeup hydro grip primer Foundation: @fentybeauty pro filt’r in the shade 460 Concealer: @milkmakeup flex concealer in the shade tan, @fentybeauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in the shade nutmeg blush: @likely.makeup clown blush palette highlight: @hudabeauty pastel mint palette and @colourpopcosmetics super shock shadow in the shade tassel freckles: @mehronmakeup paradise palette Eyes: Brows: Brows: @colourpopcosmetics smoke show palette in the shade let’s do it @milkmakeup kush mascara @colourpopcosmetics super shock shadow in the shade tassel Baby oil gel Lips: @milkmakeup lip+cheek stick in the shade quickie Baby oil gel Earrings from: @laserkitten

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76. Sarah Diouf

77. Rajni Jacques

78. Demi B

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quaranting 👼🏾✨ @princesspollyboutique

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79. Samia Hamps

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I’ll keep it in your best interest

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80. Patricia Bright

81. Tiffany Reid

82. Zerina Akers

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In the house. [What to hang on this wall?]

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83. Ade Samuel

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Bloomin’ Season 🌾

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84. Coco Bassey

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rise & shine ☀️ @ysl tee from @elevatedlayers

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85. Asiyami Gold

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86. Manna McLeod

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You know the drill don’t ask no questions.

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87. Tennille Murphy

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❥ Hey babes, what skincare tip would you give to your younger self? #ad ❥ ❥ I'd tell my younger self that what I put in my body is just as important as what I put on my skin …Oh, and my golden skin needs sunscreen…I'd definitely tell myself that! ❥ ❥ Be sure to share your skincare advice in the @sephora Beauty Insider Community for a chance to win one of eight $250 Sephora gift cards.❥ ❥ To enter, click the link in my bio to be taken to the sweepstakes thread and REPLY with the skincare advice you'd give your younger self. ❥ ❥ You have until May 20th to enter! Enter up to Once Daily❥ #SephoraSquad, #beautyinsidercommunity #sweepstakes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❥ NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Odds depend on number of entries received. US and Canadian residents (excl. Quebec) only, age 18+ (and age of majority). Enter by 5/20/20. Eight Sephora gift cards awarded (APV $250 USD) by random drawing. Tap link in bio for official rules and entry details. Sponsor: Sephora USA, Inc. ❥

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88. Brittany Hampton

89. Mamé Adjei

90. Amaka Hamelijnck

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summer look💗🌸🌼🌻🌞

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91. Elaine Welteroth

92. Aminatou Sow

93. The Parisienne Noire

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

 

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