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Piers Morgan's Totally Ridiculous Tweet To Black Lives Matter Activist

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

Piers Morgan has yet again made insensitive statements about race on social media, causing outrage among many black users on Twitter. Morgan...

What Was Piers Morgan Thinking When Celebrating His "Whiteness"?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices
Marvin Meadors

Equating some imaginary white struggle with the contemporary black experience in America just shows a superficiality, a banality that while, perhaps not racist in itself, is certainly unserious and unworthy of someone who considers himself an opinion maker.

Laughter Through the Pain

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices
Nika C. Beamon

So, in honor of what would've been Bernie's 58th birthday, the Bernie Mac Foundation is asking everyone to wear purple on October 5th. Purple is the color of Sarcoidosis awareness. I'm going to wear it; that's the least I can do to repay him for all he gave me. How about you?

The Fine Line Between Cultural Appreciation And Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter eviscerated Allure magazine's tone deaf afro hair tutorial earlier this month and reignited the ongoing conversation abou...

Black Twitter Nailed What It Was Like #GrowingUpBlack

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Remember when street lights were a cue for curfew? Or when sliced bread was an easy resort for hotdog buns? Maybe even when electronic fans were used ...

#WhiteGirlsDoItBetter Is What Happens When Misogyny Meets Racism

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.14.2015 | Black Voices

On Friday, the hashtag "#whitegirlsdoitbetter" began trending on Twitter. Active since as early as 2013 and initially associated with porn promotion s...

How Black Twitter Helped Take Down The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Alexis Fitts | Posted 07.10.2015 | Technology

The hashtag #TakeItDown didn’t begin with Charleston, or even the Confederate flag. Before last month, #TakeItDown had been used by an array of...

LA Times Hires #BlackTwitter Reporter. Good, Bad Or Complicated?

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

Part of #BlackTwitter's appeal to black social media users is that it is a space where they can produce and consume alternative narratives not just in accord with the mainstream gaze, but also away from it. It isn't just a platform, it is also a refuge.

The Powerful Way Twitter Is Honoring The 9 Charleston Victims

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices

The country is mourning the nine African-Americans murdered Wednesday during bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston: ...

#AskRachel: How a Twitter Hashtag Became Black America's Family Reunion

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

One thing to come out of all of this that I find amazing and beautiful is the Twitter hashtag #AskRachel, which started as a sarcastic way to mock and test Rachel's perceived lack of Black bonafides and morphed into a sort of digital family reunion, an electronic walk down memory lane for Black people nationwide.

10 Moments On Black Twitter That Changed The Way We Talk About Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Black Voices Editors | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter is unfiltered, unapologetic and undeniably a force to reckon with. Over the years, black users on Twitter have banded together to tac...

No One Is Safe From Black Twitter. Not Even Black People.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

As anyone criticized by Black Twitter can tell you, the cultural phenomenon is one hell of a force to reckon with. Because of it, the Twittersphere...

J. Cole Visits Morehouse Students

Timothy Tukes | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

There on the side street juxtaposed to Chivers, Mays and Dansby Halls, a crowd of more than two hundred wide-eyed, screaming students gathered with cell phones in hand stand ready to digitally record some unforgettable moment.

The Good And Bad Memes In #Ferguson Race Conversations

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.25.2014 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Rafael Johns A friend of mine launched a depressing conversation recently, and asked me how much I think he is worth. When I asked for clarif...


Lina Srivastava | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

If hashtag activism builds on and replicate this assumed association between moral outrage and social justice through images and short communication, does it further offer the possibility of a more informed and effective strategy for social impact?

Thank You, Black Internet, for Bringing #Ferguson to Me

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Malkia A. Cyril

Some think we shouldn't do everything possible to protect the Open Internet from the predatory schemes of big ISPs. I disagree. I think we should protect Black independent digital voices, by any means necessary.

Black Twitter Calls Out Associated Press For Renisha McBride Tweet, And It's Spot On

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

The Associated Press is usually known for its journalistic integrity, but the news outlet's framing of a murder conviction has drawn outrage on social...

This Is What Black Twitter Would Have Been Like 9 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.09.2014 | Black Voices

HuffPost turns 9 years old today! As we scratched our heads, thinking about what the world was like nine years ago, we were shocked when we realiz...

Marie Claire Incites 'Epic' Twitter Outrage

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

Marie Claire found itself in the middle of a Twitter firestorm on Wednesday, after the magazine tweeted a picture of Kendall Jenner wearing her hair p...

The Brilliance Of Black Twitter

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Dunn's conviction of attempted murder — but not actual murder — in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis p...

Study Tells Us What We Already Know About Black People And Twitter

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report says young, college-educated and higher-income African-Americans are just as likely as their white counterparts to us...

Black Twitter's Most Memorable Moments Of 2013

Posted 12.31.2013 | Black Voices

Black Twitter is quick to take a topic and hone in on it --sparking either an afternoon of laughs or an analytical dialogue around a political issue. ...

#MeninistTwitter: When Intersectionality and Policing Collide

Kevin Beckford | Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices
Kevin Beckford

By no means can we say that the #MeninistTwitter trend was perfect. However, it could have been an incredibly powerful moment for learning if critics could have at least made an attempt to contextualize or engage with tweeters in a less dismissive and ignorant way.

The Latest Black Twitter Topic Will Make Your Day

Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

Beyonce's surprise album caused the media to scramble to dissect, digest and analyze the 14 songs and 17 videos on the album resulting in a steady str...

Michigan Students Share The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About Being Black At Their University

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

Students at the University of Michigan are igniting a dynamic dialogue about race and specifically what it means to be black at a predominantly white ...