10 Black Men Who Found Success Through Digital Platforms
Black excellence is more than just a trendy phrase – it’s a lifestyle practiced by today’s rising millennial moguls.
From entrepreneurs and CEOs to social media influencers and media personalities, these Black men are walking their respective paths to becoming the industry’s next big thing.
Keep on going to read more about these influential leaders.
As co-host of The Read, internet personality Kid Fury has come a long way to secure his place in the media and entertainment industry.
Fury started his YouTube channel back in 2009 growing his fan base online by posting hilarious videos audiences gravitated to.
3 years later, he found himself in NYC co-hosting The Read podcast with Crissle West. The show was picked up by Fuse and featured celebrity guests.
This digital producer and radio personality is building a name for himself in the digital space and pushing a narrative to get more Black creatives their shine as well.
Pond has been working in the media industry for over ten years finding his niche in radio, television, and content creation. He’s worked on projects for Def Jam, Hot 97, REVOLT, and BET.
Media personality, author, entrepreneur, college professor, and activist Marc Lamont Hill has built a reputation for defying the status quo.
Marc Lamont Hill
The former CNN commentator is one of the leading intellectual voices in Black culture advocating for social justice around the world.
Marc Lamont Hill
Media personality and professional host Mouse Jones has taken the digital landscape by storm and quickly made a name for himself as the self-proclaimed “best host in the country.”
Jones got his start in the industry working as a television show writer on MTV’s reboot of “TRL” while jumpstarting hosting his own podcast, The Clubhouse With Mouse Jones.
Influencer turned actor Devale Ellis made a smooth transition into the TV and film industry with the help of social media.
Starting out as a professional football player for the Detroit Lions, Ellis had a second agenda on his mind for the future — acting.
Social media sensation and TV personality Kendall Kyndall learned the hustle of social media and flipped it into a full-time gig that’s landed him red carpet hosting gigs and TV roles.
Terrell Grice found the key to his own success and the way to people’s hearts — through music.
The YouTuber created a lane of his own by putting a unique twist to reaction videos and the game of word association.
His reaction videos got the ball rolling on his YouTube channel and before long his famous blue wall has seen the likes of superstar singers like Amber Riley, Cynthia Erivo, Avery Wilson, and more.
Social media star Demetrius Harmon used his brand to spark conversation on mental health awareness and suicide prevention with his clothing line You Matter.
Hailing from Detroit, MI, Harmon grew his following with his funny videos and skits.
Journalist and PR maven Quinelle Holder has built up a public repertoire for his work with industry heads like Karen Civil and MissInfo in addition to his clients such as Desiigner.
Classic’s resume includes titles such as award-winning songwriter, producer, recording artist, entrepreneur, social media influencer and advocate for social justice.
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