While many argue that social media contributes little to legislative change and reform, there’s still some good that comes from spreading positive and informative messages via social channels.
Social networking platforms have emerged as a key venue for political debate and discussion and a place to engage in civic-related activities.
As many users have participated in big and small acts in social activism online, there are leaders in the Black community who have taken it a step further.
Check out a list of leaders and influencers whose online activism extends beyond their digital platforms:
She’s pivoted her digital platforms to host a plethora of online events dedicated to Black culture. Peppers opts for positive affirmations & speaks up on behalf of others.
has been a sound voice for justice & she’s stepped up to dedicate her social media platforms to be resources for social change and call for the end of police brutality.
Sampson has been on the frontlines in LA along with other protesters seeking justice for police violence against Black and brown people in America.
Tamika’s recent powerful speech at a press conference in Minneapolis went viral as she has been praised across social media to encapsulate Black Americans' rage.
Allen’s work on the frontlines has helped to document what the news omits. He’s regarded as a voice with an authentic lens reporting on the harsh truths in this country.
In addition to his written activism, Watkins has helped organize book tours for a dozen city schools that aim to help students start their own personal libraries.
Better known as Little Miss Flint, Mari has been advocating for clean water in Flint Michigan her entire childhood and continues to help raise funds to bring clean water to her community.
Rose went viral in 2015 after confronting Geraldo Rivera in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray's death. This led to him advocating for social change in other vulnerable communities.
Zulaikha was only 13 when she confronted discriminatory hair policies at her school. She continues to speak out against institutional racism in post-apartheid South Africa.
Gracing the Teen Vogue 2018 21 Under 21 list, BreeAnne uses her voice to encourage her peers to use their power to vote.
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