Selena Gomez Shows Gratitude to Black Leaders Who Took Over Her Instagram

Selena Gomez is showing gratitude to the numerous Black leaders who took over her Instagram page over the past two weeks.

The 27-year-old pop star returned to Instagram Thursday (June 18) to share a heartfelt message of thanks to the 12 "inspiring" activists and authors for educating her 180 million followers. The singer also encouraged her fans to continue educating themselves and to enact change through voting.

"I want to thank all of the amazing people that took the time to speak to us directly," Gomez began her note, which included photos of the dozen individuals. "I am blown away with your knowledge, eagerness to teach and commitment to ensuring Black voices are not silenced. Educating ourselves is the first step if we hope to make any progress in bringing an end to systemic racism."