With the possibility of a TikTok shutdown, many are left wondering about the fate of their favorite platform. The discussions surrounding TikTok’s possible ban have been ongoing for quite some time, rooted in concerns over data security and the app’s ties to its Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

Recently, TikTok users were greeted with a pop-up message urging them to call Congress to prevent the app’s shutdown. This call to action stems from a bill passed by the House, highlighting the bipartisan concern over TikTok’s security implications. While the Trump administration initially spearheaded efforts to address these concerns, the issue has gained traction across party lines. Now, various lawmakers are voicing apprehensions about TikTok’s handling of American data.

Although there is plenty of uncertainty in the air, one thing is for sure: Black TikTokers have held it down. These creators not only entertain users but also empower communities. Could they be a strong enough case for lawmakers to reverse the impending ban?

Black TikTokers We Love

Drea Okeke (@dreaknowsbest) – 6.6M Followers


Teaching celebs nigerian slangs!😆🇳🇬 How did they do?! @Chlöe @chancetherapper #RickRoss #chloebailey #chancetherapper #betawards #culturetok #nigeriantiktok #culturesbiggestnight

♬ original sound – Drea Knowsbest

Drea Okeke, a Nigerian-American content creator, has amassed a sizable following on TikTok with her relatable comedic skits and cultural commentary. Beyond entertaining her audience, Drea serves as an advocate for Black creators, using her platform to amplify their voices and share valuable insights into content creation.

Janell Roberts (@janell.roberts) – 218.6K Followers


My biggest fear in highschool was being found OUT! I absolutely loved this episode with marthas vineyard @Bria Fleming 🤍 #summerhouse #briaflemming

♬ original sound – Janell

Janell Roberts brings a unique perspective to TikTok, showcasing her fashion sense while also addressing mental health issues. As a Black influencer in a predominantly white fashion space, Janell challenges stereotypes and promotes self-expression through style. Her authenticity and vulnerability resonate with audiences, making her a source of inspiration for many.

Aliyah Bah (@aliyahsinterlude) – 2.8M Followers

Aliyah Bah, known as Aliyah’s Interlude, has carved out her niche on TikTok with her distinctive style and music. Embracing what she calls “AliyahCore,” she encourages self-expression and creativity through fashion and music. Aliyah’s influence extends beyond TikTok, with her music gaining popularity and inspiring her followers to embrace their individuality.

Nyane (@nyane) – 2.1M Followers


Hey! It’s been a while 🥰 Glass skin – Let’s do my makeup – inspired by @Pat McGrath Labs , what did you think of the final look? Stay tuned for part two (remove my makeup) 💄 #fyp #glassskin #patmcgrath #letsdomymakeup

♬ Relaxation Music – eas Ratta

Nyane offers a unique blend of gaming and beauty content on TikTok, creating a space where followers can express themselves freely. Through her colorful and vibrant videos, Nyane promotes confidence and inclusivity, challenging beauty standards and celebrating diversity.

Sofiyat (@the_oddity) – 410.1K Followers


400k 😭🥳 is insane!! THANK YOU OMG!! P.s. one of the fun facts is absolutely a lie 🌚😂 lets see who got to the end of the vlog #ditl #gtkm #ramadandayinmylife #nyclife #nycvlog #fyp #vlog

♬ original sound – The Odditty

Sofiyat, also known as The Oddity, embraces her uniqueness and encourages others to do the same. Through her candid and humorous content, she creates a supportive community where individuals can embrace their quirks and celebrate their individuality.