For the last 13 years, Twitter has become one of the most popular social media platforms for interactions, online entertainment, news, sports, politics, and more. Although the platform has helped spread hate and propaganda, on the other hand, it also helped unite communities through similar experiences, thoughts, and opinions.
In fact, one community that has taken the social media site by storm is the black community, by starting trends, raising awareness and creating a safe space for like-minded people to be open and honest about their experiences and opinions, in relation to the interest of the black community. Whether it be live tweeting a televised event or discussing the latest injustice. Black Twitter, like Black Culture, is the most popular, and everyone wants to be apart.
But, one of the best parts about the virtual community, is its humor, between the clap back culture and jokes about relatable black experiences – would Twitter even be what it is today without Black people? Well, while you decide….let’s go down memory lane of Black Twitter’s greatest moments via the new hashtag, #BestofThrowbackBlackTwitter.
Who remembers the time the couple pulled up to the party in their green pilgrim fits? Twitter had a field day, tweeting, ”Churn Down for what,” and ”Stop. Drop. Shut em’ down harvest them crops,” calling them, ”Slave Z and Freeyonce,” ”Big G.R.I.T. & Keyshia Coal,” and more. Or the time that Black Twitter got wind of Rachel Dolezal and started an #AskRachel hashtag to test their blackness.
What are some of your favorite Black Twitter moments?
— 𝒩𝓊𝑀𝒷ℯ𝑅¹ (@Trxpfit) July 12, 2019
— Neb (@nationpacin) July 12, 2019
— Jodian Di’Esthetician (@RxGoodie) July 12, 2019
— Name cannot be blank (@BadBrujo) July 12, 2019
— Tasheka 🌴🇯🇲🤤 (@ZimiSehMara) July 12, 2019
— Pwill (@legendaryPetty) July 12, 2019
— It’s Kiaa 💅🏾 (@Nekiaaaaa_) July 12, 2019
— black girl sun🧜🏿♀️ (@blackqueenspam) July 12, 2019