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13 of the blackest, most unapologetically woke names to use at Starbucks

You know the Black Lives Matter movement has reached critical mass when activists are ordering up their Starbucks with a double shot of woke. Some crafty coffee lovers use BLM as their name when ordering, in turn prompting baristas to yell "Black Lives Matter" aloud while serving drinks.

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Okay, we see you out here in these clever, woke streets.

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spike lee dancing
Photo: giphy.com To continue with the motion, we have devised 11 of the most unapologetically blackest names to use at Starbucks or any coffee shop.

1. "Baby Hair & Afros"

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blue ivy formation gif
Photo: rebloggy Out for a quick cup of joe with a friend? Why not tag team to demand an ode to Blue Ivy Carter and overall blackness in general.

2. "Jumpman"

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Photo: FullTimeFuckBoy.tumblr
Photo: FullTimeFuckBoy.tumblr To let your barista know you're not just bluffing.

3. "Reparations"

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lavell crawford money
Photo: giphy My man, Ta-Nehisi Coates can use all the help he can get in call for these duly owed reparations.

4. "Still I Rise"

nicki minaj still i rise
nicki minaj still i rise
Photo: Tumblr You better resurrect the spirit of Maya Angelou in that jawn.

5. "Fight the Power"

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rosie perez perez rosie
Photo: picslist.com Set it off with this Chuck D and Flavor Flav black power throwback.

6. "Any Means Necessary"

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denzel malcolm x gif
Photo: giphy Let your neighborhood barista help you reiterate, in the words of Brother Malcolm, "our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary."

7. "We Gon' Be Alright"

kendrick lamar alright
kendrick lamar alright
Photo: tumblr Just in case these customers had any doubts.

8. "We Shall Overcome"

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we shall overcome gif
Photo: mlive.com This throwback ode to the Civil Rights movement might incite a negro spiritual sing along at your local coffee shop.

9. Just take your pick from the names of the many black victims of deadly police brutality.

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say her name gif
Photo: Huffington Post #AltonSterling, #PhilandoCastile, #RedelJones, #EricGarner, #FreddieGray, #SandraBland, #MichaelBrown...

10. "Third Term Obama"

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obama mic drop gif
Photo: giphy Have the entire shop calling for another Obama term, but don't drop your drink because they won't replace it.

11. "Black Girl Magic"

Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy
Photo: Giphy Enough said.

12. "That Melanin Tho"

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ebony antm
Photo: Giphy And pick up your cup as so.

13. "Freedom"

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beyonce freedom gif
Photo: Huffington Post When your barista calls out "freedom" grab your beverage and burst out a flurry of foot stomping antics in Bey/Kendrick Lamar 2016 BET Awards fashion. (Again, do not drop your drink because they will not replace it for free.) Once you engage in this unapologetic assertion of blackness and pay for your tasty beverage with them cold hard Tubmans, you're guaranteed to be invigorated for the rest of the day.
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black power
Photo: Tumblr Comment below to add to this list of the blackest, wokest names to use at Starbucks

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