MN’s Picks For Smart Black Women Of Twitter

August 27, 2013  |  
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Black twitter has done it again and this time the cause is noble. After Fast Company published an article on 25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter, Feminista Jones clapped back with a list of her own. See the issue with Fast Company’s list was almost all of the women were white, and none were black. Moreover, nearly all of the 25 ladies listed are CEOs, making for a rather narrow definition of what it means to be a smart woman, if you catch our drift. Well we’re happy to see Feminsta didn’t take that lying down and as a result #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter is now trending online. In honor of this positive occasion, we’ve come up with our own list of Smart Black Women you should be following on Twitter, like:

Helena Andrews


Author of B**** is the New Black.

Goldie Taylor


Author,  MSNBC, CNN and HLN contributor, and media consultant.

Shonda Rhymes


Digital Strategist and American and Africana Studies Scholar.

Melissa Harris Perry


Tulane Professor, MSNBC Host of The Melissa Harris Perry show, and columnist for “The Nation.”

Brokey McPoverty


Writer and editor for

Sybrina Fulton


Activist and proud mom of Trayvon Martin and Jahvaris Fulton.

Kerry Washington


Actress and activist.

Joy Reid


Managing editor of The Grio and MSNBC contributor.

Lola Ogunnaike


Nigerian-American journalist.

Tamron Hall


MSNBC Anchor.

Demetria Lucas


Life Coach and Author of A Belle In Brooklyn.

Carlita Peligrosa


Social worker, writer/editor, and creator of the #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter hashtag.

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