11 Black Influencers That You Need to be Following

Expanding our circles is a solid way that parents can help their kids break through racial, ethnic and religious barriers — and in today’s high-tech world, it’s easy to start that process by simply following influencers of color.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 11 Black influencers you should be following. From Black fashion and lifestyle to activism and motherhood, these Instagram influencers cover it all.

Take a look to see which ones click with you and get to following, today.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list. There are many influencers of color on Instagram, and this list will get you started in your search.

Valyncia of @valynciapage


Valyncia is a Michigan-based real estate broker and traveler that shares homes for sale in and around Detroit, snapshots from her travels and her life.

Bria Larine of @brialarine

This Detroit- and Chicago-based model and influencer shares her life as a model, hair tips, unboxing and more.

Ashley of @mommyweek

This Chicago-based millennial mom is an award-winning blogger that shares “real life moments,” holistic health and epilepsy awareness.

Quiana of @harlemlovebirds

Quiana is a lifestyle Instagrammer who shares content about her kids and life as a Black mom.

Shavonda Gardner of @sgardnerstyle


The interior designer shares her projects including the beginnings and the finished products.

Oneika Raymond of @oneikatraveller


Oneike uses travel to help empower and educate her followers. Check out her feed for posts from Germany, Uzbekistan, Bermuda and more.

Nellie of @glamnellie

This mom of three is all about fitness, running and wellness with some family-friendly recipes, crafts and travel posts sprinkled in.

Rachel Lindsay Abasolo of @therachlindsay

This media personality and attorney hosts a podcast and shares her life with the world through Instagram.

Jennifer Borget of @jenniferborget

Jennifer Borget aims to be optimistic and passionate in each of the posts she creates about her life, dreams and three kids.

Zeba Blay of @zebablay

Zeba is an immigrant originally from Ghana who is writing a book called Carefree Black Girls. Her content is all about Black life, culture and her work.

Christine St. Vil of @momsncharge

Christine shares photos and stories about her family, motherhood and Christian faith.

Do you love other Black influencers? Share them with us in the comments so that we can add them to our list and don’t forget to check out the Talking About Race page at ChicagoParent.com.


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