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.
Why everyone should be paying attention to Black Twitter
'People are threatened by this particular power that we have.'
Black women are fed up with Khloe Kardashian’s tweets about Jordyn Woods
'This is not only an example of misogyny but racism.'
Jacquees launches Twitter debate after calling himself ‘King of R&B’
The only consensus is that it's not Jacquees.
This man is asking for donations after getting fired over a transphobic tweet
He says the tweet was part of his 'comedy.'
Chipotle manager fired for denying service to Black man accused of dining and dashing [updated]
Masud Ali posted a video of the incident on Twitter.
Viral thread of Twitter ‘hot takes’ reveals all sorts of questionable opinions
The Hood Oracle's call for spicy takes did not disappoint.
Film adaptation of viral Twitter thread about strippers to star Taylour Paige
Zola's story about weekend in Florida captivated the internet.
Jesse Williams criticized for using Emmett Till memes to announce new movie
'This was not fully thought out, sir.'
People on Twitter are upset that the Smithsonian’s hip-hop curator is white
Should a white woman be in charge of Black art?
People on Twitter argue whether Fenty Beauty model Slick Woods is ‘ugly’
She's climbing to success because of her unconventional beauty, not despite it.
Fake ‘Black Panther’ posts are alleging violence at screenings
Many accounts are using graphic photos of domestic abuse survivors.
Everyone on Twitter is in a ‘big mood’—here’s what that means
Everyone's in a big mood to use this phrase.
Hairstylist gets new clients after her mugshot goes viral
'No matter what I went through, I ended up on top.'
‘Hair Nah’ video game makes fun of white people who try to touch Black women’s hair
The game is hilarious. And quite a challenge.
Black Twitter breaks up ‘Game of Thrones’ lovefest with protest against HBO’s ‘Confederate’
#NoConfederate trended worldwide during last night's episode.