Black Women's Voices are Heard in Social Media

These are some of the women you want to add to your timelines.

You should follow these women on social media. (Twitter)

Many of today's thought-leaders keep their conversations about social justice and policy going through social media.  Here are some black women to follow for a number of issues.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Alicia Garza serves as a panelist for the National Town Hall: 'Black Lives Matter' discussion at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Earl Gibson III AFP/Getty)

Alicia Garza


Why follow her: The co-creator of Black Lives Matter takes conversations about social justice from panel discussions into hashtags.

Kierna Mayo (Ebony Magazine)

Kierna Mayo


Why Follow Her: She goes by K. Tubman. The Ebony Magazine leader often tweets about feminism and often has encouraging words for young girls.

Jamilah Lemieux speaks at a panel during EMILY's List 30th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC. (Kris Connor AFP/Getty)

Jamilah Lemieux


Why follow her: The journalist and critic fills her timeline with commentary on social justice, women’s issues and motherhood.

NBA player Kobe Bryant and sports columnist Jemele Hill speak onstage during the Genius Talks. (Jason Kempin/BET AFP/Getty)

Jemele Hill


Why follow her: You probably know her for her sports commentary, yet she often talks about the intersection of race and class in sports.

Jamila Bey


Why follow her: The journalist and radio host takes on secular issues. An outspoken atheist, Bey often African-Americans should reject religion.

Jamila Bey speaks to the American Conservative Union.