The Brief: Black Twitter refers to a black-centered community within the social network Twitter.
Black Twitter is a virtual space in which black people use the platform to talk about culture, politics, and anything else. It is the convening of black celebrities, intellectuals, and other individuals to discuss anything from activism to black celebrities to the minutiae of everyday life. There is no official Black Twitter, but some posts may be tagged #BlackTwitter.
Black Twitter is a source of comedic content and a powerful force of change. Much discourse about and organizing for the Black Lives Matter movement takes place on Black Twitter. It is known for its callout of racist comments online, as well as the larger systems of institutional racism from which such comments stem. Through Black Twitter, black people can discuss what is important to them in a national and global online community.
Kanye West is like if a Saturday afternoon barbershop argument came to life in the body of one person.
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) October 1, 2018
what we refer to as white feminism might in fact more accurately be called white supremacist feminism.
— wikipedia brown, chiberian tiger (@eveewing) April 18, 2018
Lindsey Graham’s voice sounds like a White’s only water fountain.
— Elon James White (@elonjames) September 28, 2018
I need some sage. They just whited Aretha and she ain’t even cold yet. I hope she sends a thunderbolt to strike this blasphemy down. #VMAs
— Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) August 21, 2018
PSA: ya’ll assuming all those ppl who allegedly registered b/c of T*ylor $wift are gonna vote the way she wants puts A LOT of trust in wipipo. 🤷🏽♀️
— LeslieMac 🖤 (@LeslieMac) October 10, 2018
Idris Elba is called Brixton in the next Fast and Furious and BRB have to wring out my DRAWS
— 🇬🇾Sydette been justified since she was five🇬🇾 (@Blackamazon) October 11, 2018
— Jessica Karliah (@jessicakmichel) October 4, 2018