Black Twitter 100

2. Johnetta “Netta” Elzie @Nettaaaaaaaa Location: St. Louis, Missouri Followers: 72.4K Johnetta “Netta” Elzie has been one of the most prominent young activists connected with the Black Lives Matters movement. As a leading voice of the We The Protestors group, Netta has risked her life in the name of justice and combating police brutality against Black […]

4. Marc Lamont Hill @MarcLamontHill Location: N/A Followers: 199K Morehouse College professor, frequent CNN guest, BET News host and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill shouldn’t need an introduction around these parts as he’s been selected for our Black Twitter 100 last year. Hill is an engaging presence on Twitter and takes on the trolls with ease […]

5. Reggie Ossé @Combat_Jack Location: New York City Followers: 28.2 Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has owned the Hip-Hop podcast space with his The Combat Jack Show and brings along with his hosting duties a wealth of experience in the music business. But what separates Combat Jack from the rest of his peers is the fact that he’s […]

6. Fidel Afro @Felonious_munk Location: New York City Followers: 24.7 Calling Felonious Munk a comedian and writer truly limits the scope of what he brings to the Twitter. Along with his humor, he often displays humility, bravery, openness and even anger as he challenges the world to use their brains a bit more. You might not always agree […]

7. Danyel Smith @danamo Location: Brooklyn/California Followers: 29.9K Celebrated journalist and academic Danyel Smith splits her time between the East and the West Coast, and is a 2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She’s also done amazing work alongside her husband and Black Twitter 100 Music Mavens inductee, Elliott Wilson. Be sure to check […]

8. Kimberly. C. Ellis, Ph.D. @drgoddess Location: N/A Followers: 20.7K Kimberly “Dr. Goddess” Ellis Twitter bio reads as such: “Political Analyst | Digital Strategist | Author | Producer | Documentary Filmmaker | American & Africana Studies Scholar | Artist” — and if that doesn’t sum it up for you, her timeline will.

9. Bomani Jones @bomani_jones Location: Miami Beach, Florida Followers: 267K Bomani Jones is best known as a sports journalist and broadcaster, but his Twitter feed goes far beyond balls, goals, and home runs. Jones’ offers insightful quips on issues of the day and while he works for ESPN, Jones never puts his personal opinion under the umbrella […]

10. Josie Pickens @jonubian Location: Houston, TX Followers: 4,576 Intelligent conversation mixed with an astute writing ability makes Jo Nubian always worth reading the 140-character footnotes.

11. Michael Arceneaux @youngsinick Location: Houston, TX Followers: 11.6K The scrutiny faced with being a proud Black and gay man could drive a sane man berserk but Acreneaux steers through life with a “sinick” approach and the people love him for it.

12. Brown Blaze @BrownBlaze Location: Oakland Followers: 24.3K Black Twitter may be an online phenomenon, but this unyielding political activist never hesitates to tell it like it is and expose the powers that be when they are caught lying through their teeth. And she does a great job documenting it.

13. W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois @fivefifths Location: Washington D.C. Followers: 29.7K As a policy analyst in the nation’s capital, the man born Van Newkirk exudes one part book smarts, one part street smarts; just the way the Hip-Hop community needs it.

14. Davey D @mrdaveyd Location: Nationwide Followers: 41.9K As one of the Hip-Hop community’s most trusted scribes, Davey D serves as bridge where the music and the matters of today’s people meet.