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Recognizing your undeniable ambition and attainable dreams is the starting point to your creator journey. This means being brave, sharing your voice, and connecting with your community to solve problems and add value.
The ConvertKit team recognizes our responsibility to use our platform and influence to amplify Black voices and creators who are making a huge impact on the world. Launching the Creator Fund and our public statement to end systemic racism and police violence was just the beginning of sharing our ongoing efforts to support our Black teammates, Black creators, and the Black community at large.
In honor of Juneteenth, we’ve compiled a list of 31 Black creators that you can follow, learn from, invest in, and support.
To our Black creators, whose lives matter to us and enrich, innovate, and better this world: we stand with you, support you, and we want to actively do our part to help eradicate racial disparities across the world.
Black creators we can follow and support:
Tomi Adeyemi is the #1 Best-Selling and Hugo award-winning author of Children of Blood and Bone and its sequel, Children of Virtue and Vengeance. Tomi can be found teaching creative writing on her website, through workshops, and through her online masterclass: The Writer’s Roadmap.
Cynthia Andrew is an Attorney and the fashion and travel blogger behind SimplyCyn.com.
Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, is an award-winning teacher of financial education and is quickly becoming America’s favorite, personal financial educator. The Budgetnista is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of The One Week Budget and the Live Richer challenge series.
Courtland Allen, is the founder of Indie Hackers, an online community for independent entrepreneurs. What started as 150 personal email invitations to Courtland’s friends and some strangers has grown into a community of more than 60,000 entrepreneurs, including hosting meetups all around the world.
Gloria Atanmo is an online educator and content creator in the travel space, starting her career as a blogger through witty, reflective, and informative storytelling. She’s authored a book, spoken on many stages, led retreats around the world, and now focuses on helping female entrepreneurs make a bigger impact and income.
Stanley Babb is a wedding and lifestyle photographer who takes great joy in the challenge of creating unique and beautiful visual documents. His approach to photography is more about documenting and storytelling as he leads with a clean, modern, and artsy style.
Creator of over 1000 educational videos for aspiring entrepreneurs and creative professionals, Roberto Blake has reached millions and inspired them to embrace their creativity and ambition, through actionable advice, both in his content and speaking engagements.
Tabitha Brown is an actress and vegan food influencer. Tabitha is known for her loving demeanor, and her honest, viral, and comedic food reviews. Millions of fans tune in weekly for her live cooking shows on Facebook, quick recipes on TikTok, funny stories and inspirational posts on all of her social media platforms!
Marques Keith Brownlee, also known professionally as MKBHD, is an American YouTuber and former professional ultimate frisbee player, best known for his technology-focused videos and podcast.
Towanna Burros is the Founder and President of CoachDiversity Institute, best-selling author, trainer, and an ICF professional certified coach. As a much sought after executive coach, Towanna’s mission is to empower diverse communities through executive coaching.
Melanie L. Campbell
Melanie L. Campbell is the president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Intergenerational Public Policy Network. Ms. Campbell has served in the civil rights, social justice, youth and women’s rights movement for over 20 years.
Rachel Cargle is a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of over 1.3 million where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world.
Austin Channing Brown
Austin Channing Brown is a leading voice on racial justice, and author of I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Austin is Co-Creator and Executive Producer of The Next Question: a video web series that imagines how expansive racial justice can be. Her workshops are one of a kind, infused with justice, pop culture, humor, and truth-telling. Whether she is being interviewed, lecturing, or leading a workshop, Austin is sure to evoke a full range of emotions as she invites you to celebrate blackness with her.
Jadore Christ is a Paris designer who documents his clothing through Instagram. He combines his love for spirituality and style by sharing his faith with the world through the lens of fashion.
- Instagram: @jadorechrist09
Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Brittany is the author of the forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany is co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence and co-host of the 2019 iHeart Radio Best Political Podcast, Pod Save The People.
Brandice Daniel is the founder and CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR), the most prestigious platform for multicultural fashion designers. Brandice also co-hosts the Great Girlfriends, a podcast series created to commit women with daily tips and solutions for living passionate lives and building thriving businesses.
Vannesia Darby is an experienced, results-driven digital marketing consultant who has launched successful online campaigns for major brands such as Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and the YMCA. A dynamic public speaker and writer, she helps others pursue their passions while creating a vibrant culture of success. Her candid and thought provoking blog posts have been published on online outlets such as Teen Vogue, Blavity, Thought Catalog, and Madame Noire.
Prince Ea, has touched the hearts, minds and souls of millions of people worldwide. By producing creative, inspirational and thought provoking content, Prince has accumulated over 1 billion views on Facebook alone and even more on a combination of other platforms.
Darian Benzo Famous
Darion Famous is a fashion blogger, consultant and visionary.
Devon Gilfillian is a Nashville-based musician. Devon has performed with the likes of Gladys Knight, Mavis Staples, Kaleo and Keith Urban. His latest single, Unchained, off his debut album, Black Hole Rainbow, is out now and is a beautiful anthem about overcoming obstacles.
Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, community activist, and semi-retired social worker. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of the novel Push the Button, the poetry collection The Secret of Sugar Water, and the critically-acclaimed Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets.
Ibram X. Kendi
Ibram X. Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, DC.
Ijeoma Oluo is a writer and bestselling author of So You Want To Talk About Race. Her work on feminism and social justice has been featured in TIME, NY Magazine, Huffington Post, Jezebel, XOJane, SheKnows and more.
Allen Onyia is a style coach and co-founder of Upscale Hype, an online magazine focusing on the hype that surrounds celebrity fashion and the high-end lifestyle.
Rachel Ricketts is a racial justice educator, lawyer, healer, speaker and author. She focuses on educating white individuals on their role in perpetuating white supremacy, BI&PoC and mixed individuals heal from internalized oppression, and offers practical solutions for all humans to dismantle racist heteropatriarchy.
Intellectual property lawyer and an executive coach to future millionaires. Her mission is to help women hit seven figures without sacrificing their families and sanity.
Layla F. Saad
Layla Saad is an author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Layla is the New York Times Bestselling Author of the ground-breaking book Me and White Supremacy, the host of Good Ancestor podcast, and the founder of Good Ancestor Academy.
After designing theme parks at Walt Disney Imagineering for 11 years, Nikkolas Smith is now a concept artist, children's books author and film illustrator.
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. A widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned, he has won numerous awards, including the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Prize and the ACLU’s National Medal of Liberty. Bryan is also the bestselling author of Just Mercy.
Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Since 2015 he has been the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates public programming at the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African diaspora.
Nicole Walters is a former top-selling corporate exec who quit her six-figure sales job in front of 10,000 people, took what she knew and built a million-dollar business in one short year.
Books and articles we can read:
- How to Be an Anti-Racist and Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Hashi Coates
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Locking Up Our Own by James Forman
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- A More Beautiful and Terrible History by Jeanne Theoharis
- They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets by Feminista Jones
- A collated Anti-Racist categorized reading list by Victoria Alexander
- How to create diversity in your online business by Rachel Rodgers
Children’s books about race we can read with our children:
- Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester
- Saturday written and illustrated by Oge Mora
- Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz
- Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Movies and Videos we can watch:
- The Hate U Give on George Tillman Jr. (Hulu)
- 13th (Netflix)
- Selma (on demand)
- I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck (Amazon Prime Video)
- If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins (Amazon Prime Video)
- Do The Right Thing (on demand)
- Clemency (on demand)
- Watchmen (Crave)
- Journey to Justice (National Film Board of Canada)
- When They See Us (Netflix)
- Just Mercy (on demand)
- BlackKklansman (Crave)
- The Colour of Beauty (National Film Board of Canada)
- The Next Question: a video web series imagining how expansive racial justice can be
Courses and workshops we can invest in:
- Spiritual activism 101: an anti-racism + inclusion webinar for soulful social justice with Rachel Ricketts
- Show Up & Serve: a workshop for White Coaches with Trudi Lebron
- The Great Unlearn with Rachel Cargle
Podcasts we can listen to:
- Code Switch by NPR
- Good Ancestor Podcast by Layla F. Saad
- About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race by Panoply
- TWiB (This Week in Blackness) by Elon James
- The Nod by Gimlet
- The Stoop by Leila Day and Hana Baba
- Identity Politics by Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- 20 Podcasts That Confront Racism in America by Bello Collective