Other Black LinkedIn stars target specific companies. For example, Ms. Joseph recently called Wells Fargo, DoorDash, Microsoft, and Google.
There was also no lack of criticism of LinkedIn itself. Users are sticking to a standard the company set for itself back in June when Melissa Selcher, the marketing and communications director, wrote an open letter on the platform.
"We are responsible for using our platform and resources to target and remove the systemic barriers to economic opportunity," she wrote. "We also believe we have a vital role to play in reinforcing the black voices."
Also in June, as protests against Black Lives Matter spread across the country, LinkedIn highlighted "Black Voices to Follow and Amplify," a curated list of executives, media personalities and other influencers including Rev. Bernice King and Karamo Brown of Netflix show "Queer Eye". For the most part, members of the list post content that is general, motivational, and safe.
Ms. Joseph and others took to LinkedIn to say the group had too many agency names and too few activists. "Where are LinkedIn's Tamika Mallorys on this list?" Ms. Joseph wrote referring to a co-founder of the 2017 Women's March.
"Black voices aren't just C-suite voices," wrote Patricia S. Gatlin, a Las Vegas talent acquisition specialist. "At this point all black voices need to be heard," added Scott Taylor, a Los Angeles recruiter. "Not just the ones your team of analysts think we should hear about."
LinkedIn spokeswoman Ms. Leverich said via email, “We used a number of factors in our selection, including members who have identified themselves as black, people from different industries and with an interesting perspective to share. We are constantly adding new voices and sorting requests to join this program. "