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Stay cognitively wit, physically fit, and financially lit with these African American Cincinnati Influencers.

– Stay current on things-to-do in Black Cincinnati

– Keep up with local and state politics, fashion and church.

– Be motivated to follow your passions, eat right, and be fit. 

Most of the decisions we make in our everyday life are the result of some form of influence. Whether it is the brand of clothing we choose to buy, a show we decide to watch, or an exercise routine that we establish, we are constantly tailoring our choices around what fits our needs. From the dance hall to City Hall, below is a list of dope Black Cincinnati influencers to keep under your radar.

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Crystal Kendrick – President of The Voice of Your Customer and The Voice of Black Cincinnati. She posts about all things #BlackCincinnati – job, scholarships, events and even opportunities to make a little extra cash participating in focus groups. Follow her on Twitter @VOYC and Instagram @VOYC


Chef Bambina – This chef cooks food with a passion. She can take your pallet from soul food to vegan in just a matter of dishes. Stay on top of the healthy, mouth-watering dishes and where you can get them around the city. Follow her on Instagram – @Chef_Bambina.


Denise Bryers – Owner of Bootcamp Cincinnati Personal Training and Fitness. She is known for her tips on how to eat healthier, lose weight and tone your body. Follow her on Instagram – Bootcamp Cincinnati Fitness.


Eric Kearney – President of the African-American Chamber and former Ohio State Senator. He routinely shares tips and opportunities for small business owners. He also keeps his followers current on state politics and the democratic party. Follow him on Twitter – @EricKearney

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JRodg – This guy pretty much owns the Black nightlife in Cincinnati including Patio Bar, OTR Live, COPA Lounge and Mango’s Tropical Oasis. He promotes parties, concerts and festivals, so his timeline is always lit. He has jokes too. Follow him on Instagram – @JRodgMixx.


LaKeisa Ealy – If you have not kicked it with Kiki, you are missing out. She keeps you in the know about Black events in Cincinnati. Her posts range from artistic to economic to philanthropic to just plain fun. Follow her on Facebook – Kicking It with KiKi


Lawrence Cain – Financial Coach, author, and owner of Abundance University. He drops useful nuggets of knowledge on budgeting, credit building and other financial strategies. Follow him on Instagram – @AbundanceUniversity.

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Nathan Ivey – Host of a popular self-titled daily live-show and podcast that covers juicy topics such as local and national news, media, entertainment and politics. No topic is off limits on the Nathan Ivey Show. Stay woke and follow him on Twitter – @NathanfromCincy.


Nella D – On Air Personality 101.1 The Wiz and host of podcast 411Uncut. She will keep you in the know of Cincy nightlife, community givebacks and motivational tips. Follow her on Instagram – @Nella_d513.


Ozie Davis III – A resident of Avondale and CPS Board of Education member. Not only does he keep you up-to-date on “all things Avondale,” but also high school sports – he’s a coach too. Follow him on Twitter @coachozie.


Rev. Dr. Mike Scruggs – Author of Help! I’m Holy, But I’m Horny and lead pastor of Light of the World Cincy Church. Rev. Scruggs’ modern approach to religion is refreshing. #GetLOW and follow him on Instagram – @MVScruggs.

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Sydney Murdock – Owner of The Style Revolution, Sydney Murdock provides personal, editorial, and product styling services and advice. If you’re shopping on a budget and looking for ways to stay stylish, she is the one you seek. Follow her on Instagram – @TheStyleResolution.


Tamaya Dennard – Elected to City Council in 2017, she is a lifelong Cincinnatian and a graduate of Aiken High School and the University of Cincinnati. If you want to know details about Cincinnati politics and proposed legislation, follow her on Twitter – @TDennard.


Wayne Box Miller – This Bengals Network host is known for his catchphrase, “You wake up. You win!”  He shares motivational posts that make you self-reflect and start your day with gratitude. Then he keeps you updated on Cincinnati sports and athletes on and off the field. Follow him on Twitter – @Wayne Box Miller 


Not only will you be entertained by these Black Cincinnati influencers, but you will also be educated and ready to level up personally and professionally. If there are any influencers you think we have missed, let us know at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.



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  1. Cincinnati Influencers Article
    Please note:
    Ozie Davis III is no longer the Ex Dir of Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation.

    It is now the Avondale Development Corporation. Russell Hairston is the Executive Director
    Sheila Holmes Howard
    Avondale Community Council Board Secretary

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