Today in Black History, I’m honoring Black Twitter. We’re not yet two solid months into 2018 and they’re at it again.
Who are they?
I argue that no one truly knows who they are or where they come from. They descend on the internet in droves, waiting, searching for the punchline in the day to day. They crunch hours generating memes, recording others, and spreading the gospel of a well-timed GIF.
We know them only as Black Twitter.
They work fast and they’re always working.
I personally don’t know where the inspiration for the tweetlikethe1600s hashtag came from but, they kept this up all day. Barring the historical inaccuracy of it, I could suspend my disbelief long enough for a hardy laugh.
— Maya Janelle ✨🌹 (@melaninbeautyxo) January 31, 2018
— suckaforbigforeheadsandabigass (@traytrayolay) January 31, 2018
The Grammy’s happened and the internet had a field day with what came of the night.
When he’s telling you the story of how he could’ve been a footballer but got injured pic.twitter.com/L8zaNsWJGW
— JJ (@Jamilaaa_) January 29, 2018
Me around my friends "friends" being unimpressed with their selection of people to be around when I'm not around. pic.twitter.com/pYsfJz4jfB
— SageOfTheOHSixPaths🦊 (@TgramX) January 29, 2018
Lil Uzi Vert's interview with E! is hilarious pic.twitter.com/Qr1vw9AID3
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 28, 2018
SZA did not sköit sköt on négörs to lose to Lesser Cara pic.twitter.com/Q7HfomNT1m
— Dishon (@thedishonking) January 29, 2018
Regardless of who was snubbed of what, it was a great night for the internet.
I don’t know if there has ever been a time in history where there was such a sense of community forged over what used to be, and one might argue still is, the hollow cultural artifact known as the Grammy’s. Hell, I didn’t even have to watch the Grammy’s to know what happened at the Grammy’s.
Today in Black History, I’m honoring Black Twitter. These more or less anonymous caped crusaders have managed to stay culturally relevant since I’ve been in college and have provided me with much needed laughs in my darkest moments. Sometimes, you just need someone to point to the punch line in all the bullshit. Through the good times and the bad, Black Twitter has been there.