Antonio French is an influencer and thought leader on a wide range of subjects. Through his large social media and legacy media audience, French regularly shapes public discussion on subjects such as politics, social justice, economic development, racial equity, criminal justice reform, and more.
French publishes a monthly community newspaper in St. Louis, MO. The NorthSider, first published in 2010, reports on news for and about the predominantly African-American areas of the St. Louis region. It publishes 30,000 copies per month with an estimated audience reach of 100,000 people per issue.
French has one of the largest Twitter followings of any Missouri politician (the most of any African-American politician). His tweets to his 135,000 followers are regularly picked up by national and local TV news. His tweets have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The View, The Washington Post, and others. #Ferguson #TrumpBookReport
French also has a large and active following on Facebook, the world's largest social media platform. He has over 12,000 followers on his professional page and another 5,000 "friends" on his personal page.