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30 Rock, Alec Baldwin, Alec Baldwin racial slurs, Alec Baldwin racist, Alec Baldwin racist comments, Black Twitter, Comedy, Donald Trump, Entertainment, Hilaria Baldwin, News, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Television -

  Alec Baldwin is facing some backlash from Black twitter after a recent comment raised flags about his own racism. The actor believes Black folks love him because of his hilarious portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live but his comment has some people raising eyebrows. “I don’t know how to say this and […]

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Black Twitter, Ebonics, Language, Lexicon, News, Video -

  Black Twitter has already been acknowledged as a pop culture force to be reckoned with, but now a new study has found that it may also be America’s greatest source of linguistic creativity. According to Quartz, “A new study, led by Jack Grieve, a professor of corpus linguistics at the University of Birmingham in the UK, […]

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Beyoncé, Black Twitter, Entertainment, Featured, Jay Z, Madonna, Music, The Beyhive -

Beyoncé fans checked pop singer Madonna after the Material Girl had a little photoshop fun at the expense of the Carters' new “Apesh*t” video featuring the singer and her husband, Jay-Z.

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Black Twitter, Cheating, Entertainment, Khloe Kardashian, NBA, Opinion, Tristan Thompson -

The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward,Tristan is catching all nine circles of Hell for allegedly cheating on girlfriend Khloe Kardashian multiple times on camera while she was pregnant. Bruh. Here are six ways to avoid his mistakes.

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Black Twitter, Entertainment, H&M, Joy-Ann Reid, Killer Mike, News -

"It is not an auspicious occasion that brings us together, but rather that of an untimely and unfortunate death. I’m talking, saints, of the Twitter mentions of one Michael Render, better known by his nom de plume, Killer Mike." -Dustin Seibert

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Black Twitter, Chance the Rapper, Entertainment, Heineken, Politics, Racism, Racist Ad, Twitter, Video -

Hip hop artist Chance the Rapper called out Heineken for a commercial which he believes crosses into dangerous territory just for the sake of creating clickbait

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Black lives matter, Black Twitter, Featured, Journalism, Knight Foundation, Media, News, Twitter -

It’s been clear for quite some time that Black Twitter is a dominant, if not disruptive, social media force and now the data is here to back that notion up. Tuesday, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released findings from the largest study ever conducted on interactions between the mainstream news media and […]

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Grossing nearly $25.2 million before it officially hit theaters, Marvel’s “Black Panther” had some white […]

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Black Twitter, Featured, Kim Kardashian, News, Opinion, TheGrio Originals, Tomi Lahren -

To the Kim K's and Tomi Lahren's, issa game. But now it's time we stop feeding the machine.

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#BlackHogwarts, Black Twitter -

Black Twitter has done it again! The latest hashtag to take off is hysterical, and we’re so here for it. We already knew black nerds (aka blerds) were a force to be reckoned with. But black Harry Potter fans have taken it to the next level with #BlackHogwarts. The best thing is, this hashtag has […]

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Adam Silver, Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Black Quarterbacks, Black Twitter, Cam Newton, Chris Rock, Colin Kaepernick, Football, Hip-Hop, Instagram, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, MLB, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, Race, Rap, Social Media, Television -

The National Football League, the American sport that comes closest to resembling a religion, has its end times in sight: the year 2021. “The likelihood,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in August, “of either a strike, or a lockout is in ’21 a virtual certainty.” Doomsdays. Humanity has always been obsessed with […]

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#SolarEclipse2017, Black Twitter, Get Lifted, Memes, Solar Eclipse -

Social media hilarity ensued once again on Monday when many onlookers around the world paused to experience a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Millions of Americans gathered in crowds, with co-workers, friends or family with protective glasses (or nah) to marvel at the first solar eclipse in nearly a century. As usual, social media had no chill and […]

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black twitter, Justine Damond, National, News, Police brutality -

Minneapolis police shooting victim Justine Damond is apparently the new poster child for police brutality, […]

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All Day, Black Twitter, Lupita Nyong'o, Movies, Rihanna -

Never underestimate the power of a solid meme. According to Entertainment Weekly, the not-so-wacky idea of Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna starring in a buddy movie where they pull scams on old white guys is actually somewhat closer to happening. Black Twitter is the best. If this movie happens, you can expect crazy numbers. More selfishly, […]

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On the heels of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s recent remarks about congresswoman Maxine Waters’ hair, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spoke down to White House correspondent April Ryan during a news conference on Tuesday. After the veteran journalist asked how President Donald Trump’s administration would revamp its image after what has been a rocky […]

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Bill O'Reilly, Black Twitter, Fox News, Maxine Waters -

If you aren’t a black woman, there are a few rules to know when discussing black women’s hair: Don’t touch it and don’t talk about it. Fox News host Bill O’Reilly didn’t get the memo. During an early Tuesday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, O’Reilly found himself at the middle of controversy again. After […]

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Black Twitter, Politics, Steve King -

It’s no secret that racism is still alive and kicking. Whether it’s rooted in overt oppression, or quieter microaggressions, it still rears its ugly head very often. Twitter isn’t the newest thing kids are doing these days, but it seems to be the new wave for elected officials. From our commander in chief right down […]

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All Day, Black Twitter, Hip-Hop, Lee 'Q' O'Denat, WorldStarHipHop -

Lee “Q” O’Denat will never get the credit he deserves. The creator of WorldStarHipHop died in San Diego while visiting a massage parlor, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fittingly, TMZ first reported his death. He was 43 years old. He’s no longer with us, but the impact of the website he created, while measurable […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, Black Twitter, Malia Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama -

Tuesday night in Chicago, President Barack Obama gave his last public speech and Twitter was watching feverishly. There was a lot of raw emotion and the TL was definitely an indicator of how much a lot of people are going to miss him. It broke down into three main categories and hashtags. And, of course, […]

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Black Twitter, Fences, Golden Globes, Hidden Fences, Hidden Figures -

Moments before the live broadcast of the Golden Globes on Sunday night — and mere days after the Yahoo Finance naval mishap — Today show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager made a faux pas when she asked musician Pharrell about his feelings on being nominated for the movie “Hidden Fences.” The only problem is that “Hidden […]

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#NiggerNavy, black twitter, National, News, Race, Yahoo Finance Typo -

Once again, Black Twitter has managed to turn an unfortunate situation into pure hilarity. Late […]

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#BlackTwitterVerificationQuestions, All Day, Black Twitter -

On the commute home Tuesday night was when I first saw it. I didn’t look up from it once on my bus ride until I fell asleep. When I woke up, I walked and read it. The hashtag — #BlackTwitterVerificationQuestions — which, if you don’t get it, refers to questions one might be asked in […]

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All Day, Black Twitter, Shirley Caesar, Social Media, Thanksgiving -

Last week, to most, Shirley Caesar was The First Lady of Gospel. The pastor/singer was a legend in the game, the type who sings at the White House. This week, she’s everyone’s grandmother at Thanksgiving. If we’re being honest, we don’t feel bad about this meme at all. The song is just too good. Don’t […]

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#MannequinChallenge, All Day, Black Twitter, Rae Sremmurd, Social Media -

If you’re not familiar with the #MannequinChallenge, what’s wrong with you? For the past two weeks, droves of people have been executing the social media video feat, which basically involves a large group of people posing like, well, mannequins, while a person goes through the crowd filming everyone in their still poses. At its best, […]

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Black Twitter, Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook -

While the first meeting between Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors wasn’t a close game — a 122-96 Warriors rout of Durant’s former team — at least Twitter was able to get some jokes off in the meantime. Here were some of the best ones. All […]

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All Day, Black Twitter, Social Media, Twitter, Vine -

When we’re all sitting in rocking chairs and communicating with our grandchildren however we will in those days, we’ll probably recount how we first rebelled against Facebook, how the world opened up via Twitter and how SnapChat made us all want to act goofy with filters. But the true nature of Vine’s game-changing status in […]

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