Black Twitter: A People's History documentary

‘How do you take the feeling of our Twitter and put that in a documentary?’: Hulu traces the origins and impact of Black Twitter

'Let us document this now because it could all go away.'

On Mar 9, 2024 by Laiken Neumann

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The folding chair meme: A symbol of Black resistance

Following its origins in a brawl in Montgomery, Ala., the folding chair meme developed unexpected resonance.

On Nov 19, 2023 by Natasha Dubash

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Delivery driver tells Black customer their ‘name is so white’ in viral video

'I love a company with accountability!'

On Apr 3, 2022 by Cecilia Lenzen

In a Twitter thread, a woman says she thinks a hotel she stayed at is involved in human trafficking.

Black woman says man repeatedly tried to break into her room at 1am in D.C. hotel, suspects trafficking ring (updated)

The viral claim sparked several replies echoing similar concerns.

On Oct 14, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

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The Sha’Carri Richardson timeline

A more inclusive court of public opinion has her back.

On Sep 28, 2021 by Jillian Price

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People are upset all over again that Laura Coates wasn’t named Alex Trebek’s successor on ‘Jeopardy’

'A mess.'

On Aug 6, 2021 by Phil West

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Shaun King temporarily deactivates his social media accounts—and Twitter couldn’t be happier

‘Is grifting season finally over?’

On Jul 18, 2021 by Alexandra Samuels

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Black Twitter goes off with ‘December 21’ memes, destroys Gina Rodriguez in the process

The memes, though funny, also come from a desire for ridding the shackles of racism.

On Dec 21, 2020 by Kahron Spearman

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Republican Congressman Paul Gosar flamed by Lil Jon in Twitter exchange

Michelle Obama once said, "When they go low, we go high." Lil Jon once said, "Get low, get low, from the window to the wall."

On Nov 9, 2020 by Phil West

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Twitter debates whether Zendaya is Black enough to be hailed as Black Emmy winner

She became the youngest recipient of an Emmy in history.

On Sep 21, 2020 by Brianna Holt

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Twitter users are canceling Doja Cat for alleged participation in racist chatrooms

'Doja Cat Is Over Party' is trending on Twitter.

On May 22, 2020 by Tiffanie Drayton

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Here’s why people are calling each other ‘simps’ online

The word 'simp' has been around for a while. So why is it blowing up now?

On Apr 1, 2020 by Anna María

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Harriet Tubman’s face is now on a debit card—and there are memes

Black Twitter is not amused.

On Feb 14, 2020 by Kahron Spearman

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Black Twitter reignites #BlackHairChallenge in solidarity with Gabrielle Union

The former 'America's Got Talent' judge was allegedly told her hair was 'too Black.'

On Nov 30, 2019 by Tiffanie Drayton


Black Twitter is reimagining the Avengers in memes

It all started when Chris Evans said he didn't know what 'Black Twitter' was.

On Jun 2, 2019 by Dominic-Madori Davis