Juneteenth is a time to recommit ourselves to the work that remains undone. We remember that even in the darkest hours, there is cause to hope for tomorrow’s light. Today, no matter our race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, we recommit ourselves to working to free modern-day slaves around the world and to honoring in our own time the efforts of those who fought so hard to steer our country truer to our highest ideals.
Black Twitter remains one of the most vocal and influential sections of the fast-moving social media service. On Friday, the hashtag #BestOfThrowBackBlackTwitter began trending with folks sharing some of their favorite jokes and moments from earlier times. Just as meme culture has become seemingly synonymous with Black Twitter, viral Vine (RIP) videos and hilarious clips […]
Rapper from across the pond Stefflon Don is feeling the heat from Black Americans on the internet. She found herself in hot water when she shared a clip of herself being arrested, to help promote a single. When called out for its insensitivity, she responded in the worst way possible and is now facing backlash […]
Black Twitter was definitely full of reaction and very divided on the issue of reparations with many finding hope in the hearing while others thought it was a complete waste of time.
Juneteenth, the annual day that commemorates June 19th, 1865 when Union Army General, Gordon General declared to then slaves they were free from the balcony of the Ashton Villa in Galveston Texas. Today (June 19), Black Twitter is celebrating “Freedom Day” and reminding white folks that 154 years ago is not long ago. Now more […]
President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which ended the legal practice of slavery, went into effect on January 1, 1863, a reluctant move on his part that satisfied the wants of abolitionists. On June 19, 1865, enslaved Blacks in Texas were finally alerted that they were freed and thus, Emancipation Day, better known as Juneteenth, was […]
"I have so much I want to say, so much to get out of my soul that is fighting to be given to the world," filmmaker Earl Saint X said.
If you missed last night’s season premiere of Black-ish, then you missed a whole history lesson on Juneteenth — in musical form. That’s right, Schoolhouse Rock! had nothing on Black-ish last night as the show covered how slavery impacted the U.S. and the aftermath of emancipation. With music contributions from The Roots, it’s no surprise […]