20 black people you should follow on Twitter
Twitter Bio: Mother of a wonderful 10 yr-old girl and engaged to the best man I’ve ever known. Also President & CEO of Super Parenting LLC and 2-time WNBA World Champion!
Two-time WNBA world champion Olympia Scott is a sister who has it all: beauty, brains, a daughter she adores, the man of her dreams and a company that champions successful parenting. What does she have to say?
Super busy day: Morning practice, homeschool, another practice, Bre’s orthodontic appt. then her hoops practice…
Twitter Bio: I am an intellectual property law attorney focusing on trademark, new media, and licensing issues. I am a social network fanatic!
Latoicha Givens can give you the legal lowdown on anything intellectual property. This busy mom of two pulls in long hours but manages to find time to tweet good stuff.
RT @tweetmeme How Ed Lover Can Win His C’Mon Son Domain Name Dispute http://bit.ly/zdaep Twitters this is good advice!
The Shark: Daymond James
Twitter Bio: THE SHARK DAYMOND JOHN… FASHION MOGUL
Don’t let Daymond John’s shark-sharp business incisors fool you, he’s a brother loves to see folks win. His entertaining tweets run the gamut from business advice to promotion of his new book, The Brand Within, and jokes. Yes, Daymond got jokes.
RANDOM FACT: I’m tired as Hell!!!!! I know.. “Who cares Daymond!”
The Foodie: Bryant Terry
Twitter Bio: creative person
Healthy soul food architect and food justice advocate, Bryant Terry, makes vegan sexy and quite tasty. Follow his tweets for a taste of his refined food palate.
i just had some amazing raw, vegan, and gluten-free water. i got it on sale at whole foods for $100.00.
The Intellect: Toure
Twitter Bio: A meme is a terrible thing to waste. MSNBC, Fuse, Simon & Schuster, Weather Channel, Rolling Stone, Vibe… Infinite Juice.
Alas, a man who doesn’t fancy himself a great thinker. Toure just thinks and dares to ask others what’s on their minds. Witness how easily he dispenses brilliance in 140 characters or less.
JFK’s assassination was the end of an innocence in America. Erykah’s talking about an end for her, an end to a tie to groupthink.
The Modern Day MatchMaker: Paul Carrick Brunson
Twitter Bio: Modern Day Matchmaker, Certified Life & Relationship Coach, Founder of L10 Project – school repair & rebuild foundation focusing on projects in U.S. & Caribbean
Paul Carrick Brunson intrigues us with his take on relationships and his claim to make the best matches. This is a man who believes in love and commitment – on every level. His tweets talk about love. Yeah.
growing up, I always wondered when I would become a man…I think I am.
The Money Lady: Judith Stephens
Twitter Bio: The Money Lady. Money Attraction Strategist. Speaker. UChicago MBA. Serial Entrepreneur. Mentor
She quotes a lot of inspirational business people, but after a daily gander at Judith Stephens’ tweets you’d have to think that maybe they should be quoting her. Competent, cool and somewhat feisty, Stephens’ tweets mix homespun money wisdom with sound financial know-how.
Smart money management skills are part of the learn-about-money-so-you-can-protect-your-own-ass(ets) action plan.http://ow.ly/1sTH1
Twitter Bio: I dream in text. Interested in technology related to education, libraries, and museums. Applying to LIS programs and UX/IA web designer in training.
Words are important to James Neal. He makes it his business to use his allotted 140 characters to dispense powerful information on everything from digitalized scholarship to the lyrics of 70s funk classics.
Fear of a Black Planet, Twenty Years Later: A Panel Discussion with Public Enemy at University of Iowa via @mattthomas -http://j.mp/dANDAx
Twitter Bio: Husband, Father, Thought Leader, LifeChurch.tv Campus Pastor, Speaker, Diversity… Al Gore invented the internet and I invented the #FistBump on Twitter!
Scott Williams is one of the pastors of the largest church on the Internet. He tweets about everything from religion to his love for his wife and kids. He uses Twitter as a post-modern pulpit without the offering plate.
When everyone around you says “Give Up” find the inner voice deep down inside that will whisper “Keep Going!!”
Twitter Bio:CNN Anchor
Most of this news anchor’s female followers on Twitter have learned to gawk and drool in 140 characters or less. Don will tell and show you where he’s going for lunch, and even invite some of the most spirited debates Twitter has ever seen.
At Hawks/Lakers game. Look who’s sitting next to me? T.I. He’s free. http://yfrog.com/5c477yjj
The Social Change Artist: Rosetta Thurman
Twitter Bio: Gen Y evangelist. Nonprofit blogger. Rockstar consultant. I blog: leadership, diversity, social change. I heart: old school jams, fancy food & big earrings.
Rosetta Thurman just comes on out with it. She uses social media as a change agent, and in as few words as possible Rosetta can explain a process or tell you how and where to get a gig. And all of her tweets have heart.
I wanted to do a post in the Nonprofit Side Hustle series on how to start a blog to market yourself, but maybe it should be its own series?
The Photog: Dwayne Rodgers
TwitterBio: Daytripper with a one way ticket.
Obviously Dwayne Rodgers is a Beatles fan. You can’t call yourself a daytripper without knowing a little about the Fab Four. This photographer has one of the flyest Twitter layouts and he uses Twitpic like an online gallery and museum. If there is rhyme or reason to what Dwayne tweets, then he keeps it to himself while he shares the best with us.
Armpit hair is useless.
The Rock Star: Rob Fields
Twitter Bio: Black rock evangelist | Music entrepreneur
Black rock evangelist Rob Fields uses the digital space to preach the good news of blacks in rock and alternative music. On and offline he is the authority. As the former PR Director of the Black Rock Coalition, there is nothing head banging about Rob’s tweets, which advocate creativity and diversity in music and also give us a glimpse into his world.
Q:If you could create a Black Rock cable chan… A:It would be the music, film, theater, visua…http://formspring.me/robfields/q/379954855
Twitter Bio: Award-winning author. Multiplatform catalyst. Eye of the storm.
Yes, this is Alice’s baby girl, but Rebecca has a voice and presence all of her own. Rebecca Walker has quietly and cautiously used Twitter to introduce herself and her work. And on some days her tweets appear to be a work of prose unfolding.
almost to Amsterdam, hence..”Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.”—Rembrandt
I think therefore I am a sustainability advocate | entrepreneur | real estate guy | founder of @aribra
Gotta love Yahya’s take on green: It’s all about the quality of life. It’s about how you’re living. His tweets present green as a process and as doable. He’s one guy who believes sustainability begins at home.
Let’s make a deal Mother E. I’ll take the warm weather if you keep the pollen. Deal?
Twitter Bio: writer.filmmaker.globetrotter.dominicana
Filmmaker Raquel Cepeda doesn’t believe race should be the elephant in the room. She talks about it. She makes you talk about it. And she tweets about it with passion, love and honesty. (Ask her about Negro on the census form.)
Life more colorful than black and white by Raquel Cepeda -http://bit.ly/dhBf6l #cnn
Twitter Bio: The digital destination for the smart, stylish and a sexy urban female.
Clutch Magazine is the pretty, friendly girl who invites you to sit at her table for fun and witty conversation. And it is the brainy girl that respects her elders while asserting youthful ambition.
We are SO honored that @MsTerryMcMillan just made a comment on Clutch! We are OVERJOYED! – bowing down
Twitter Bio: your favorite twitterer’s favorite music snob.
Everybody follows @questLove, even your favorite person on Twitter. His tweets range from the personal to the political and above all the musical. His coolest tweets come from awards shows, where he gives us a voyeur’s view of snarky comments, wardrobe commentary and a feel for those “oh my” moments we’d never read about on the gossip blogs.
only marvin could get away with asking engineer if he “has another J”….only to express surprise of it being on tape http://bit.ly/7l3bNs
Twitter Bio: i will not pop 4u or break 4u or hate for u or even hate u
Enough said. Everyone on this list has been or is talking about or talking to Miss Badu, including Miss Badu.
They are not angry we are nude . It angers them that we are awake . E.Badu
The Mayor: Cory Booker
Twitter Bio: Mayor of Newark NJ
This young, gifted leader’s tweets are better than any travel and tourism campaign ever produced. Cory Booker is Newark’s son and ambassador as demonstrated in his tweets that are part news flashes and daily inspiration
“One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” Sidney Howard
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Back when Twitter was just a newborn in this digital world we live in it was very easy to find people to follow. Some were your friends from real life while the majority of the connections made were brand spanking new and limited to ones digital life and various personas online. Part of the appeal of Twitter was that it was a melting pot of some pretty cool people. It’s still a melting pot, but it has gotten harder and harder to weed out the marketers, passerbys, and the like. In short, it’s hard to find the cool and interesting people that made Twitter a desirable destination to connect with others.
Instead of telling you the obvious people you should follow, celebrities and other notable people, we want to show you who you should REALLY be following on Twitter. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few people you already know mixed in, however the large majority of these cool tweeple you probably haven’t heard of but should’ve. Check out 20 people on Twitter you should be following but probably aren’t.
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