Creators 100: Meet 10 Of Our Favorite Twitter Voices
These creative minds are making a difference one tweet at a time.
June 17, 2022 at 9:21 pm
Blavity is honoring these top 10 Twitter voices as part of our Creators 100 list. The following individuals are using their social media platforms to make a difference in the Black community, speaking about social justice, sharing inspiring stories and showing off their creativity.
Phillip Lewis, a senior front page editor for the HuffPost, regularly keeps his followers updated on the latest news involving social justice. Lewis upholds his role as a watchdog, exposing police brutality incidents, calling out corrupt politicians and highlighting the most pressing needs for the most vulnerable groups. The journalist also highlights inspiring people who are making a difference in their communities.
Jaboukie Young-White is an actor and comedian who excels at using social media to speak up for urgent issues in society. Jaboukie often advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and other human rights issues. The comedian is also known for his touch of humor that he adds to his tweets.
Naima Cochrane describes herself as a music and culture journalist and commentator. Her tweets include “threads about whatever topic is on my mind or entertaining me at the moment.”
Additionally, Cochrane tweets about Black history and current issues such as gun violence.
Shanita Hubbard is a writer for several publications, including the New York Times, Pitchfork, Essence and Vox. She’s also the author of Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto For The Well-Being of Black Women.
Hubbard uses her platform to not only promote her own work but also uplift other writers. She’s vocal about school shootings and others issues that continue to plague the country.
Briahna Joy Gray
Briahna Joy Gray served as a national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign in 2020. Gray uses her podcast, Bad Faith Pod, and her social media platform to speak about politics and other current issues.
Shenequa Golding describes herself as a “full-time Jamaican, part-time writer and avid coffee lover.” Golding sometimes keeps her Twitter light, sharing stories about random challenges she faces in her everyday life, but she’s also vocal about politics and human rights issues.
Imani Gandy, a senior editor of law & policy at Rewire News Group, constantly speaks out against police violence. Gandy has also proven that she is not afraid to call out inept government officials.
Britni Danielle, a writer and podcaster, constantly speaks out against injustice. In her latest tweets, Danielle has been calling out police for failing to intervene when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvlade, Texas.
When she’s not tweeting about basketball, Jasmyn speaks about pressing issues such as voting rights and gun violence. She was also retweeted by Beyoncé on March 18, 2020 and she’ll never let anybody forget it.