Black Influencers Making Their Mark

I love successful Black entrepreneurs, especially Black Women, and I have enjoyed watching these influencers and their careers grow. Here are three of my favorite influencers that have been thriving on social media.

Monet McMicheal

Monet McMicheal 

My fellow Aquariuarian, Monet McMicheal, another one of my favorite influencers, has been receiving her flowers in the influencer industry. Many of her followers appreciate how she is authentic, and creates a fun and safe environment for her virtual family. McMicheal does it all from creating content for her YouTube channel, TikTok, and Instagram, and collaborating with big names including Fenty Beauty, Nars, Mac, Dior, and Tory Burch among others. Recently McMicheal designed her own clothing collection with Amazon’s the drop.

*Social Media / YouTube: @monetmcmichael

Keith Lee

Keith Lee

Keith Lee took TikTok by storm this year with his honest restaurant reviews. Lee’s reviews of small businesses lead to the saving of multiple restaurants from the exposure of his videos. Alexis Frost, another TikTok foodie, and Lee went viral with the “Chipotle Philly Cheesesteak΅ with a mixture of vinaigrette and sour cream. Their videos caused thousands to try this pairing. It became so famous that Chipotle added the item to their menu. Chipotle surprised the two with a special unveiling of signs on the outside the restaurant saying “Chipotlee” and “Chipotlex” in their honor located in Vegas.

*Social Media / TikTok: @keith_lee125

Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown 

If you don’t know who Tabitha Brown is you need to follow her. Brown went from being a struggling actor to an internet sensation known for her bright spirit and her vegan recipes. With over 5 million followers, Emmy-nominated Brown is an actress, motivational speaker, a New York Times Best- Seller and an entrepreneur. Brown has partnering with Target to drop her fourth collection with the company this spring. Her story is proof that you can do anything you put your mind to as long as your keep the faith and believe.

*Social Media / TikTok: @IamTabithaBrown

I could watch these influencers all day, and I appreciate how Black influencers are starting to get their shine this industry. What influencers are you a fan of? Hit me up and let me know.


By  Amariyah Mallory, Freshman, Whitney Young

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Written by Amariyah Mallory

Amariyah Mallory is a life long learner who's passionate about dance, committed to social justice and service, invested in African America culture and current events, and devoted to writing. 

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