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February 21, 2017

#BlackBlogsMatter Challenge – Day 21 – The Power of Black Twitter

Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics.


Black Twitter is NOT a separate website from Twitter.com

It is what the community of Black users on Twitter who post about current events and other topics related to the Black community and experience are called.

Black Twitter didn’t name itself. White people named Black Twitter. Back around 2013 when they took notice of hashtags being used and shifting of Twitter trends based on Black users and the things they liked. Suddenly, everyone everwhere was fascinated with what Black Twitter was saying and trying to figure out ways to stay on their good side.

That’s power.

Black Twitter determines the popularity of television shows, movies and products. Black Twitter drags idiots for filth up and down the cyber streets. Black Twitter makes international news with jokes, memes and gifs … If Black Twitter can do those things with 140 characters, we can  do anything.

That’s power. That’s Black Power.

I anxiously hope and wait for the day we harness that power collectively to make a difference in our political environment that will have economic impact that will begin to turn the tide on systemic racism.

Wait for it. Watch for it. Black Twitter has the power to change our world.


Tune in tomorrow for Day 22 – Black Economic Empowerment

 

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