Going Viral (In a Good Way) | Episode 17

Black woman using her camera to film herself speaking in a microphone

After making it to the end of another crazy year, we’ve decided to once again focus on some positive things that happened in 2021. In this episode, we speak with two African American women who are using TikTok to educate and uplift their communities.

8th grade English teacher Claudine James

Claudine James teaches 8th grade English language arts in Central Arkansas. She went viral when the grammar lessons she published on TikTok gained massive popularity among people around the world. You can follow her at @iamthatenglishteacher on TikTok or @imthatenglishteacher on Instagram.

Angelica Perkins-Walton holding a DSLR camera

Angelica Perkins-Walton is a 2019 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduate whose videos that highlight the city’s history and dub it the next Black Wall Street have been well-received on TikTok. You can follow her at @afro_angie_

Antoinette Grajeda
Antoinette Grajeda

Antoinette Grajeda is Editor-in-Chief of Arkansas Soul, the host of the Affirmative Action podcast and a Northwest Arkansas-based journalist. She has covered race, culture, politics, health, education and the arts in Arkansas for nearly 15 years.