Harry Belafonte Embraces the Power of Twitter Activism  

He’s been quick to shame others for subpar social responsibility, but the actor and humanitarian is withholding judgment about the use of “powerful” social media for change.

Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

Following a list of 294 users that’s heavy on academics, nonprofits, authors, journalists and artists, Belafonte engages with the medium at a rate that hovers around average. But that could change. As he says, “It’s a phenomenon that’s shaping what it’s to be.”

Jenée Desmond-Harris is The Root’s senior staff writer. Follow her on Twitter.