Black Twitter, a word started as an inside joke by the black community to describe Black twitter users, has become a buzzword in the past few years. Black twitter has shown its power over social media by starting many trending hashtags. Many of those very hashtags have dealt with race, sex, gender and sexuality. Black twitter more than any other demographic has used its platform to raise awareness around many issues and current events. The murders of Trayvon Martin, Darrien Hunt and Mike Brown gained mainstream media attention because of the social media attention Black twitter brought to it. Below are some of the most empowering and inspiring Black women on twitter. There are many, many more.
“It looks like a demon.” This is how Wilson saw an 18yr old he SHOT. “It” and “demon.” When I say dehumanization, it’s not hyperbole.
— Trudy (@thetrudz) November 25, 2014
“He fit the description” has been one of the most destructive sentences in the Black community.
— Sinner Woman (@FeministaJones) August 15, 2014
Black women are not a gay mans accessory to wear. GET A LIFE. RT@PerezHilton: Inside every gay man is a fierce black woman!”
— Indigo Brujita (@thesoulasylum) February 25, 2014
The media is so focused on all of this and not the reason behind ALL this anger. A killer just got away with murder because he’s the police.
— ShordeeDooWhop (@Nettaaaaaaaa) November 25, 2014
Y’all love a sexual woman right up until she decides she controls who she is sexual with
— Sydette (@Blackamazon) April 7, 2014
#DownAssWhiteGirls want the dances, the slang, the style, but not the police brutality, oppression, or burdens facing your community.
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) July 31, 2014
Can we get a My Brother’s Keeper for the cops? They must not have dads, they keep killing people.
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) August 18, 2014
#YesAllWomen need to be asked for consent. You aren’t entitled to our bodies. Period.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) May 25, 2014
Here’s a simple guide to help you know when you are entitled to a woman’s body: NEVER #YesAllWomen
— Kim Moore (@SoulRevision) May 25, 2014
I ain’t gotta do shit but stay black and die. Everything else is voluntary.
— Fed-Up Short Chick. (@thewayoftheid) June 23, 2014
12 trans women of color brutally murdered in U.S. IN 6 MONTHS and we hear #crickets. White trans teen commits suicide and NOW we matter!
— Goddess Queen Sister (@HunterLourdes) January 1, 2015
What do you think about the the women on this list? Do you follow any inspiring and empowering Black Women not listed? Share in the comments!