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BlackLight SpotLight: Kim Coles

A lot of famous people have facebook and twitter accounts but a lot of them just use them purely for promotional purposes only. Few connect with their fans on the level that Kim Coles does. You may be asking yourself who Kim Coles is. She is one of the stars of 1990s Fox sitcom “Living Single”. This show was a hit among Black households for all five seasons the show ran. All the characters were great but her character stood out to me because of her quirkiness. According to Kim, “Synclaire” is not that far from herself in real life. Obviously she is not as ditzy, but the character’s kindness is the same. I had an encounter with Ms. Coles on twitter. I was having a bad day and she says this:

Kim Coles@kimcoles YOU already ARE, sis! @nmnice88 I swear with all I’m put through I hope be a strong, wise woman as I get older.

Isn’t that nice? I’m spotlighting her because I think of all the famous people I follow she is the most engaging with her fans. She regularly updates her facebook, twitter and youtube pages with posts about her life and what she has going on. She just recently went natural and has been using her facebook to profile her that journey. She ties everything back to her website ( and her “Open the G.I.F.T.S” inspirational program. She does speaking engagements, she just landed a gig as the host of an upcoming gameshow on the OWN network and she still acts. She is a true example of how a person should use their social networks to re-establish themselves and connect with fans and for that I shine the BlackLight Spotlight on her.

Next week I will spotlight another Black public figure’s use of social networking. Until then, answer the following question:

Do you follow any famous people on your social networks? Who do you think uses them the best and the worst? Leave comments below.

Nicole M.