Yes, “Black Twitter” is a thing. No, it’s not going anywhere.
Hate it or love it, Black Twitter might be the strongest single force in social media history. From being at the center of sociopolitical movements like #BlackLivesMatter, to running VH1’s Sorority Sisters off the air, to ever-so-gloriously dragging Lifetime for their Aaliyah biopic, the community proves powerful in commentary and comedy every time. But despite its name, Black Twitter is not exclusive to those with high melanin levels.
Here are ways to join the Black Twitter fold without actually being black. Flip through and take notes.