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This is part of "Leaders of Color" month of the Generocity Editorial Calendar. Find the series here.
To make a name for yourself these days, social media matters.
In no particular order, here are 10 local social impact leaders of color who realize that and are using Twitter to keep us entertained and informed. (This article was inspired by a similar roundup by Technical.ly DC.)
The ROAR for Good cofounder rocks. We all know this. But she really rocks on Twitter, where she mixes relevant news with the slightest amount of ironic self-deprecation.
— Yasmine Mustafa (@myasmine) August 3, 2016
2. Kai Davis
Acclaimed local poet, The Philly Pigeon Collective member and recent Temple grad’s account is sprinkled with performance vids and hefty statements against the world’s brutality toward POC.
All I wanna do is give Black kids a reason to speak up, to read, to question. If I do that, then you can't tell me shit.
— Kai Davis (@KaiDavisPoet) June 29, 2016
3. Archna Sahay
The city’s director of entrepreneurial investment’s feed is a wealth of business inspiration …
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People will kill you over time, and how they'll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases like 'be realistic'. – Dylan Moran
— Archna Sahay (@ArchnaSahay) November 22, 2015
… and a helluva lot of Philly love.
Lookin good Philly! pic.twitter.com/JJRoA9vVZN
— Archna Sahay (@ArchnaSahay) August 8, 2016
— DigiSkills Cymru (@DigiSkillsCymru) August 1, 2016
5. Omar Woodard
The GreenLight Fund Philadelphia ED’s tweets are delightful because they’re so blatantly enthusiastic about the things he cares about, whether it’s the Olympics, the critical reception of “Suicide Squad” or his professional work. Plus, he had a really weird combo of #firstsevenjobs.
Sold incense & oils
Property mgmt asst
Capitol Hill intern
Outreach coordinator #firstsevenjobs
— Omar T. Woodard (@OmarWoodard) August 6, 2016
6. 900AM WURD
The state’s only Black-owned talk radio station Periscopes its interviews!
— 900AM WURD (@900amWURD) August 9, 2016
Call the councilwoman the Selfie Queen — especially during #DNCinPHL.
— MariaQuinonesSanchez (@MariaQSanchez) July 28, 2016
The renowned poet’s feed is one long call to social action.
collective pain. collective consciousness. collective healing. COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE.
— ursula rucker (@urucker) July 7, 2016
The Twitter of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity executive director is a retweeted one-stop shop for community empowerment- and opportunity-related Philly news.
Nearly 1/3 of city's areas w/ low access to healthcare are neighborhoods w/ populations atleast 80% African American https://t.co/Lha5RpqQYQ
— Mitchell Little (@PHLCEO_MLittle) August 9, 2016
10. Tayyib Smith
The well-connected Institute of Hip-Hop Entrepreneurship founder posts a lot of music, a lot of articles about social justice, and a lot of pics at events we’re not cool enough to get into.
Also, this, because it makes us laugh.
— Tayyib (@215tayyib) August 6, 2016
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