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.
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.
This white supremacist tried to bring down #BlackTwitter, but Black Twitter fought back
The plan failed spectacularly.
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.