I have a question on the topic of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which in a way seems to me to be more along the lines of an anthropological question, and I am wondering if that is included in the "history of Judaism" clause for what questions are on-topic here. I understand (at least according to the wikipedia article and the research that I've tried to do on the topic) that this group is "not recognized as Jews by the greater Jewish community," so I thought that it would be better to ask here if the question is on topic than to ask it and have it be closed.
Specifically my questions would be something along the lines of:
I have noticed a lot of talk about Black Hebrew Israelite identity recently, some of it is present in ubiquitous popular culture (Kendrick Lamar among many other rappers reference the identity) and a large amount of social media (especially twitter) seems to be a place where people who claim this identity talk about their beliefs. This specific twitter is one that has popped up almost every time I see someone talking about this identity or being referenced by people who believe in this identity. I am wondering 2 things, 1) Is there any sort of scholarship that has been done on this movement in relation to the 21st century rise of technology, specifically how it is spread through the use of social media (given that this specific person/his follows have been described as cult like) and 2) is the movement linked in any way to the teachings of Maimonides.
As a small caveat, I'm not trying to equate what that person is doing with Judaism, like I said I'm aware that the movement is rejected by the greater Jewish community; I just thought this might be a place where people have access to information on the background of this movement. Most information online about this is from the people involved in the movement so it is either biased or just flat out incorrect.