5 Black Instagram Influencers/Pages You Should Be Following (Volume 1)

Recently someone wrote into me via tumblr, asking how to create a positive dashboard on their social media accounts. They stated that with all the bad and negativity in the world, it can be hard to create a social media space where you get a break from all of that. Especially when it comes to melanated people, it feels like every other day there’s a new story about police brutality or a racially motivated crime happening against people of darker skin tones. I fully understood where they were coming from. Many of us use social media to escape the craziness of our day-to-day lives, however, with people of color, social media can be less of an escape and more of a reminder of the craziness we’re truly up against. As important as it is to stay informed on all that’s happening around you, it’s also important to take care of your mental health and take breaks from time to time. This is where having a positive social media dashboard comes into play, from Instagram to Twitter (even Snapchat and Facebook) it’s a major key to creating a safe space for yourself while browsing through your social media handles. The following are 5 black Instagram influencers that you should be following. Their pictures, IG stories, and personalities will not only brighten your Instagram feed but also your day!



@Blackhaiirstyles is an Instagram account that showcases hairstyles for both black men and women. There you can find your next style and even the stylist to do it!





If you’re looking for creativity than Cynthia Nairobi is who you need in your IG ife! Her photos are filled with color, excitement, and joy! Also, her fashion sense is out of this world!



For all of our foodies out there, @blavityfoodie is the Instagram account that will satisfy ALL your food needs.


@BLACKOWNED.US is a one-stop shop for anyone who is looking to buy or sell black! It is the real life form of F(or)U(s) B(y) U(s). If you’re looking for black owned business to support or if you are looking for a way to get your black owned business off the ground then be sure to follow this account.


ASIYAMI GOLD is a freelance multi-faceted curator and creator. The personal photography featured on her Instagram page is godly, having a way of making you feel as if you’re traveling right along with her.

Remember that you (and you alone) have full control over who you decide to follow. If someone is consistently posting content that weighs you down than it takes little to no energy to block them and continue about your day. Also, work on replacing that negative energy with more positive energy (like the pages shown above).

If you or someone you know, is a black Instagram influencer who is all about posting positivity and would like to be featured in the next edition of “Black Instagram Influencers/Pages You Should Be Following” then feel free to tag the Instagram pages you want us to take a look at below!

Also be sure to share this article with all your friends, especially if they are looking for new people to follow on IG!

Twila-Amoure McDaniel49 Posts

Twila-Amoure McDaniel is a college student who is majoring in both communications and film studies. When she isn't in class she is more than likely somewhere making videos for her YouTube channel. Her passions include writing, art, and film-making and she currently has plans on going into the film industry. Twila-Amoure does have crohn's disease, however she is very determined not to allow that to stop her from achieving all of her goals in life. Be sure to follow her on all on her social media platforms @TwilaAmoure and feel free to browse through Campus Lately for more of her work.


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