Black Twitter is a loosely defined community of Twitter users who can be mobilized for activist means but just as often closely analyze, poke fun at, and bond over the black experience in America. The community is instrumental in adding context to online narratives about race and is also generally acknowledged to be the principal source of Twitter memes that are actually funny. When Black Twitter coalesces around a common enemy, the resulting roasts are legendary.

The 29 most important tweets in Black Twitter history
It's hard to choose, but here they are.
Black Twitter breaks up ‘Game of Thrones’ lovefest with protest against HBO’s ‘Confederate’
#NoConfederate trended worldwide during last night's episode.
‘The Daily Show’ did a primer on Black Twitter
One of the only good parts of Twitter.
Roll Safe is the new #Saltbae
The star of 'Hood Documentary' is suddenly everywhere.
Why black virality matters
Black creativity shaped internet culture in 2016.
Every kind of Twitter, ranked from worst to best
Not all Twitter is created equal.
TV showrunners still don’t understand Twitter
Fans angered by out-of-touch livetweeting comments from TV writers.
Black millennial Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha with glam selfies
The #BlackOutEid hashtag is full of pride and slayage.
Twitter users ask: Why isn’t Juneteenth a national holiday?
Today marks 150 years of celebrating slavery's abolition.
Why Ayesha Curry became a top trending topic
From one adorable video, backlash.
Vogue and Cosmo criticized for reactions to Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ video
'If y'all actually had Black people on staff, then s**t like this wouldn't happen.'