11 local Black voices to follow on social media

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We’re in the midst of Black History Month. This morning, we want to take the opportunity to amplify influential voices within the local Black community. 

We’ve rounded up the social media pages of a few local, Black individuals who are currently making their impact on Columbia. If you don’t already, we recommend you give these guys + gals a follow.

A. Nicole | @carbsncabernet

This account will give you all of the Columbia lifestyle feels from the eyes of a local mom and nurse. 

Aryanna | @roseandchambray 

If wine and pretty colors are your thing, you’re going to want to give this account a follow. According to her bio, Aryanna “pairs wine with bright outfits in pretty places.”

Ashley Marie | @prissy_with_pearls

Ashley’s Instagram account is full of glamorous fashion and style inspiration.

Crush Rush | @crushrushsc

Local photographer and former Richland Library artist-in-residence Crush Rush delivers gorgeous photography that’ll make you (even more) proud to call Cola home.

Dawn Staley | @dawnstaley 

Does she really need an introduction? Gamecock Women’s Basketball coach Dawn Staley is the energy we all need to brighten up our day.

Eat In SC | @eatinsc 

If you aren’t already hungry, scrolling through this account is sure to cause some cravings. @eatinsc explores food + drink around Columbia and South Carolina. 

Gabby’s Bows | @therealgabbybows 

This local kid CEO invented a non-slip hair clip at seven years old + now has a hair product line as well.

Ija Charles | @ija_monet

This local, talented artist frequently posts videos + photos of what she’s working on. Keep an eye on our Instagram stories this week for Ija’s takeover.

Megan Pinckney Rutherford | @shadesofpinck 

Glamour, travel, and a bit of pink — that’s all you need.

Miss Black SC USA | @mayarosephillips

Miss Black SC USA will compete in the National Pageant Competition in August — follow along on her journey.

Ronisha | @ro_made_it 

From local coffee shops to homemade recipes, this is another account that’s sure to make you hungry.


Looking for more ways to support Black and minority communities locally? Check out our Black and minority-owned businesses guide.