As July 4th quickly approaches, it's time to pull out those grills for your annual, epic summer barbecues. To help make sure our Blavity Fam does everything in the spirit of excellence, we have created the 11 Commandments for this upcoming cookout season. Check out the do's and dont's below. 1. Thou shall not have a cookout if thou has no grill.
Photo: Gifsec Living in the cities like DC, NYC and Chicago may mean you are low on space. So you might not have a massive grill like someone in Houston, Memphis or Atlanta. However, if your grill is the size of a hot plate, thou shall not be the host for the cookout. Thou shall let someone who has an adult sized grill host. 2. Thou shall not bring ice and eat everything but ice.
Photo: Popkey We all have that one person who no matter what the event, they only bring ice. This summer is your chance to step it up for your friendship and family circles. If you can't cook, cheat. Thou shall order from Honey Baked Ham or local soul food carryout. Let someone else do the cooking for you, just don't be the ice person this year. 3. Thou shall stick to thine culinary ministry.
Photo: Seventeen If your ministry in life is making salad, DON'T offer to make the potato salad. Stick to romaine and ranch because no one wants to eat your struggle potato salad out of pity. It takes a special type of auntie who has been through a few life experiences and husbands to make that soul wrecking potato salad. Unless THAT aunty gives you the recipe and you've mastered it, thou shall stick to thine ministry. 4. Thou shall know the difference between a side dish and a condiment.
Photo: Tumblr We are expecting these memorial day cookouts to be epic. So if your idea of a side dish is ketchup and mustard, rebuke the spirit of mediocrity and walk into the light. Things that qualify as side dishes: Things that qualify as side dishes: Potato salad(by THAT auntie), baked beans (not just dumped straight out of the can), macaroni and cheese (not Kraft out the box), collard greens (this is a Glory green-free zone), deviled eggs( if your deviled eggs are runny then they will give the runs and ain't nobody got time for that). You get the point. Thou shall go forth and bring a qualifying side dish. You get the point. Thou shall go forth and bring a qualifying side dish. 5. Thou shall not touch the grill without the official "Uncle Tony" cookout shoe.
Photo:neogaf No black cookout is complete without that one uncle who has on shoes given to him by the disciples themselves. It's as if the shoes give him a superpower to make the ribs taste about as good as the petty in Beyonce's 'Lemonade'. If Unc with the shoes ain't hitting the grill thou shall just have a "get together" and not an official cookout. 6. Thou shall not bring sensitivity as a plus one.
Photo: Realitytvgifs This is the time to flame your cousin for that bad hair cut. Or remind your favorite uncle of why Tennessee State is and will always be better than FAMU. This is your moment, your season and reason to bring the shade and jokes amongst loved ones. Thou shall not get offended but instead fire back with a Drake or Beyonce line if all else fails. Tell 'em boy bye!
7. Thou shall not start the wobble, cupid shuffle, or electric slide if you have two left feet.
Photo: Ranker These dances are staples. No matter where black folks gather together and in what name, we will do one if not all three. So if you haven't mastered any of them, do none of them. Thou shall not be the Becky with two left feet at the cookout. 8. Thou shall have a playlist that includes Prince, Natalie Cole, and Whitney.
Photo: tumblr We have gained and lost a lot when it comes to the greats and the amazing music that black millennials grew up on. As much as we want to hear the heartbreak prophet, Bryson Tiller, belt out 'Exchange', we gotta play 'Purple Rain' at least one good time and say a prayer that BET doesn't dare disrespect us next month like Billboard did. 9. Thou shall not come empty-handed.
Photo:QueenNeyde This is almost as bad as just bringing ice. My grandmother had a brown bag for repeat offenders of coming empty-handed. Rule: You can only take home in a brown bag what you brought to cook in the brown bag. That's law. Therefore, if you bring nothing you leave with nothing. Thou shall come with at least a fruit tray. 10. Thou shall have a clean house.
Photo: Straightfromthea When we go to a restaurant to eat we can check for their inspection grades, BUT no one is inspecting or grading how clean your home so we just have to trust that you are clean. The only four-legged cousins allowed are Rover the dog and Salem the cat. Don't let something not allowed in our food chain come crawling across our plates. Thou shall cut on the ultimate playlist and clean thine house. 11. Thou shall not spark up a political debate over the ribs.
Photo:Giphy It's a rough road to the next President. We mourn the fact that our lives and country will change forever in the coming months. Considering the choices, talking politics is like talking the coming of Jesus. Some of us believe it's gonna happen while the rest are in denial. We don't want to think about it and therefore you shouldn't bring up politics for backyard discussion. Thou shall keep the conversation light. Make sure you follow the 11 commandments.
Photo: Tumblr And as always be great Blavity Fam!
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Twitter has a way of turning anything into a joke, but after they gave this photo of Lil Durk and Young Thug the meme treatment, we're thankful for the creativity. The original photograph shows Thug carefully looking at what is assumed to be a computer screen as Durk watches from behind. One could guess that the rappers are in the studio, but Twitter decided to turn it into a series of different scenarios that don't disappoint. If you need a good laugh, look no further. I believe that Young Thug could effectively lead our country thru a national crisis off the strength of this photo alone pic.twitter.com/qoP5ibFYhk— zillow cortez (@zillacortez) June 19, 2018This looks like a scene from a disaster movie where they call Thug over and say “you might wanna take a look at this” and the data is off the charts pic.twitter.com/0ATA0ykBIT— Playboi Carli (@CzarIito) June 18, 2018Nah It's a scene from a heist movie where they have to change the plan last minute do to there being a new development on the local news.— Åüštįñ (@austinwmalott) June 18, 2018durk looks like he's just let his mum (thug) use the computer and scared she's gonna type p into the address bar 😭 pic.twitter.com/Z8bJeY7lxF— versace (@vxkzz) June 19, 2018Me: Ma my paper ain’t printing
Her: Move over boy lemme see pic.twitter.com/pesA7F9HRK— The Spike Lee of D.C. (@_MCKENTON_) June 17, 2018Me reading over my homies essay to help ensure he gets the best grade possible pic.twitter.com/IKxU7mploh— fish god (@youngfishgod) June 16, 2018
People with the Photoshop skills turned the meme into a Star Trek masterpiece. Can someone with good Photoshop skills place Thug & Lil Durk in a Star Trek ship with the uniform on pic.twitter.com/mdcX214Shx— Tsume (@TsumeAlphaWolf) June 19, 2018Got you pic.twitter.com/Ztb1JUhced— MightyFine (@HamachiVersace) June 20, 2018pic.twitter.com/VlqcW9zoSY— ｋａｔｅ (@k8royer) June 20, 2018Beam me up, Jeffrey pic.twitter.com/WZDR1xA31S— Holden Kilbane (@HoldenKilbane) June 20, 2018They even brought 21 Savage into the madness. Lieutenant Durk: “Sir, you might want to come look at this.” General Thug: “My God...” The diabolical savage: “you have 24 hours to complete my request or I will make 808s cease to exist with a snap of a finger.” pic.twitter.com/K2R85uVcSl— B A B A (@b_ige1) June 19, 2018Used ur tweet for a drawing inspo pic.twitter.com/pWSXDNNKKO— Steven ODE Hargrove (@Misterode_) June 20, 2018 Twitter is, once again,...
Juneteenth is a unique but not widely known holiday so it might be hard to find ways to celebrate the emancipation of our ancestors. Thankfully, comedian Karlous Miller had the perfect suggestion.Happy Juneteenth. Do something black.— Karlous Miller (@KarlousM) June 19, 2018 In response, the denizens of Black Twitter gave us plenty of options. How's this for doing something black? Lunch break in a few so this is what I call "pre-break!" The break before break lol 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/unqsNPb6Xn— JerzeeCat (@CatDean5) June 19, 2018I think I am gonna start a campaign to make "JUICY" by Biggie Smalls the OFFICIAL #JuneteenthDay anthem. #ItWasAllADream
pic.twitter.com/S4qzBFjHLk— Mario the Poet (@poetrybymario) June 19, 2018 *fries turkey bacon in grease from 1983* https://t.co/x8b6IKRUzJ— yung fudge (@GoldFromBrass) June 19, 2018Had the money...still got an extension on a bill... https://t.co/l5L3sMRr3o— Tyler Does (@tylerchronicles) June 19, 2018Welp...Let me go grab some mustard out of my Crown Royal bag of condiments. https://t.co/4FzhfQS9NB— Ed Miller (@IamEdMill) June 19, 2018Wearing my durag in the airport for you. Happy Juneteenth! https://t.co/wQc0ivoNC7— A BADDIE’S BIRTHDAY JUNE 17 (@iFredLee) June 19, 2018*gives entitled white guy in the office "imma do this on my time" face when he asks me for something* https://t.co/PQd4VZEhsA— The Last Airbender (@neetweets2) June 19, 2018Going to every store with an added(unnecessary “s”): krogers, sonics, jc pennys, Barnes and nobles https://t.co/5db0GOw3m1— Whÿ iš GãMòRâ? (@brrandin) June 19, 2018 Rubs Blue Magic on a fresh fade https://t.co/iKJARAhnQN— Annoyed Potato (@Saito_91) June 19, 2018About to yell at everyone for opening a second box of cereal https://t.co/DvW8DkulMk— Plan-tin Connoisseur (@wheresX) June 19, 2018HappyJuneteenth, fam!Do somethin' black!Finna stir kool-aid with my gun on my waist https://t.co/PMQZ1X5TFR— Richposlim is A Brother Slim (@richposlim) June 19,...
Ever since #BlackoutDay was created to celebrate our black excellence and beauty, it has expanded to fabulous levels! There are now many specific Blackout hashtags celebrating various facets of the black experience, and today we're highlighting Eid Mubarak! So, what is Eid Mubarak? It is a Muslim greeting, with "Eid" meaning "celebration" and "Mubarak" meaning "blessed." The celebratory salutation is used during festivals for Eid al-Adha after Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr in the month of Dhul Haj, which is the 12th and final Islamic month. With today being Eid al-Fitr, of course, Black Twitter had to show up and show out for the celebration, and we were here for every minute.Is this gif not your Eid mood? Eid Mubarak! #BlackOutEid pic.twitter.com/qyDDyE7O0k— dinan’s new account :( (@dinantics) June 15, 2018We couldn't get enough of the striking beauty displayed on our social media feeds. Talk about stunning! 22 on this beautiful day #blackouteid 💫 pic.twitter.com/6tv3ovrG3G— Shahd (@ShahdBatal) June 15, 2018#blackouteid pic.twitter.com/Sf1IfJccdt— Yasmeen ✨ (@yasmoney__) June 15, 2018Gotta hit them angles #blackouteid pic.twitter.com/MbXvYOC789— Ahlam (احلام) (@AhlamETC) June 15, 2018Call me the crescent because I’ve blessed you with my presence✨#EidMubarak #BlackOutEid pic.twitter.com/EhoaLsL2nT— و (@Naimandat) June 15, 2018mix of Destiny’s child, just a lil touch of Madonna’s wild style and Janet Jackson’s smile🤩 #blackouteid #eidmubarak pic.twitter.com/QUtBGLIEFg— Muna🇸🇴 (@MuunaOsman) June 15, 2018Your wcw couldn't take proper pichos#SunjKoriteh220 #BlackoutEid #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/c5vfgYkKXI— eabd-allah🇬🇲 (@KorrJorrJeng) June 15, 2018#blackouteid pic.twitter.com/ocwjaniqNX— èra (@Baecutable) June 15, 2018Eid Mubarak 🌹 #BlackoutEid pic.twitter.com/bK0dQnNbCn— 🌹 (@hxbon) June 15, 2018Me and my family just coolin’ 🇸🇴 #BlackOutEid pic.twitter.com/rKbNic7FNv— 1k 🇸🇴 (@Mali_Gold) June 15, 2018My flower 🌸 #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid pic.twitter.com/ankjCDKspr— Abdallah (@babymire_) June 15, 2018THE FAMILY #BlackOutEid pic.twitter.com/12rVxb2iHc— Leila (@_leelaw) June 15, 2018mama’s boy ❤️ #EidMubarak #BlackoutEid pic.twitter.com/0RpaBiDytf— eden hazard fan acc 🇧🇪 (@yxssuf) June 15, 2018Oh, and check out our fave, Magid Magid! We all know he can't resist the rap squat: 🎉 Eid Mubarak to everyone! I hope you all have a blessed day! =] 👊🏾💚#EidMubarak#blackouteid pic.twitter.com/hM0qU70DlG— 🚀MΛG!D (@MagicMagid) June 15, 2018Oh, and we have to pay homage to the creator of this specific hashtag:s/o to Amo who’s no longer on this wretched site for creating #BlackoutEid hopefully any media people compiling tweets in the coming days after Eid with this tag will properly attribute credit to her— زينب (@zainab21) June 12,...
When white people aren't calling the cops on us for sitting at a Starbucks, or for barbecuing or taking a nap at an elite university, the things they say can be amusing.Black Twitter is always there to lighten a situation to keep black folks living in a system of white supremacy from losing their minds. Laughter is the best medicine.Twitter user @AsiaAtItAgain asked folks what their favorite sayings/phrases they have heard white people use were. And, as usual, Black Twitter provided the hilarity.what’s y’all favorite Caucasian phrase to use? Mine is calling people a “fucker bitch”— YT: YoureWatchingAsia (@AsiaAtItAgain) June 10, 2018People jumped on this like white on rice. Users bonded over the fact that most of the white people they've encountered refuse to say "excuse me." Others pointed out how white folks use strange words like "malarkey" instead of using a curse word. Here are some of the best responses. a white dude was on his phone at my job and he said “uhh, newsflash dipshit” and that’s been my new energy for the remainder of 2018. https://t.co/ZBrzfPXd6Q— Marcus (@STOPFLEXIN) June 12, 2018
Mine is “Are you fucking kidding me!!.Dude!”😂😂😂— Lucious💛 (@Luee_____) June 10, 2018Nah I say suck my ass to people— Koole (@m_koolaid) June 13, 2018Wish it could be “excuse me” but they playin— ALIZAY? (@AlizayAllan) June 10, 2018They be like “mind if I cut in there pal”.— lil Chunk (@itsjustaxel_) June 11, 2018“You mind if I can just slide through there? Thanks bud.” 💀— Owen 🇯🇲🇧🇸 (@BlvckMisfit_) June 13, 2018"Nigger" djjddj— doll 🦄 (@bratzdull) June 10, 2018“Well butter my backside and call me biscuit” 😭— KK 💜 (@kkcianne) June 10, 2018"Cut the malarkey"— James Ross (@ELELCOOLJ_) June 11, 2018“What in tarnation” 😂— KOD 👑 (@lowkey_bih) June 10, 2018Before they say any of these phrases they be like this pic.twitter.com/NV7NjXuvWv— Bakz Forazi (@Forazi16) June 12, 2018“Well I’ll be a hot dog on a stick” 😂😂💀— ••• (@lkssette) June 10,...
The saying usually goes "like mother like daughter," but in this case, the mother wanted to be just like the daughter--and it is the cutest thing. Jaylynn Malone of Katy, Texas, posted a video that is somewhat a magical illusion.She sat on the bathroom floor, feet facing front, and slid forward -- as if she was pushed. Except, she wasn't! It's super cool. Take a look.Today this is what my sister came into my room to show me pic.twitter.com/3TiubH1VxR— Jaylynn Malone (@ebonypotatohead) June 1, 2018In the following video, her mom can be heard saying "I watched it, and I was like, what the f**k!" Super intrigued, she wanted to see if she could learn to slide on the bathroom floor, herself. Update: my mother is amazed and is about to attempt pic.twitter.com/RrVIneFwML— Jaylynn Malone (@ebonypotatohead) June 1, 2018Then play it in reverse! pic.twitter.com/td0wlsNzD4— Jaylynn Malone (@ebonypotatohead) June 2, 2018The responses are hilarious. Pause how did y’all do that lol I wanna make my moms proud today lol— Tommy Jones (@IM_A_COKEBOY_) June 2, 2018
Thank you . Crazy thing is my mom knows nothing about technology so im about to be famous in the family groupme 😂— Tommy Jones (@IM_A_COKEBOY_) June 2, 2018This response shows the appreciation we have for a precious mother-daughter bond. Lol I love the original video, but love that your mom is gettin into it so much even more ❤️— London™ 🏳️🌈 (@brighteyedkid) June 2,...
Drake isn't the only one putting Kanye West on blast.Rhymefest, co-founder of Donda's House, called out the "Life of Pablo" rapper Saturday for alleging abandoning the non-profit that aims to help Chicago's youth. Shortly thereafter, Donda's House announced that "effective immediately" the organization would be changing its name. Please read the attached final statement regarding the future of @DondasHouse, effective immediately: @kanyewest & @KimKardashian. pic.twitter.com/aNVWbJ1h49— Donda's House, Inc. (@DondasHouse) May 27, 2018The rapper tweeted at Drake asking the Toronto rapper to contact West about rebuilding Donda's House -- the organization named after West's late mother Dr. Donda West. A day before Rhymefest posted the tweet, Drake released diss track "Duppy Freestyle" calling out West and his music label G.O.O.D Music for not paying him the money he is owed. "Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye’s mother's house for the youth of Chicago," Rhymefest wrote in the tweet. "I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was 'fuck the youth of Chicago.'"@Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye’s mothers house for the youth of Chicago. I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was “fuck the youth of Chicago”— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) May 26, 2018 Kim Kardashian West was compelled to intervene on her husband's behalf to criticize Rhymefest for letting the foundation decline and for using Ye's name for personal gain. U haven’t been right since u got kicked out of the studio in Hawaii wearing fake Yeezy’s @RHYMEFEST 😂 You’re over levergenging Kanye’s name & asked Kanye to donate money to u so stop w your fake community politics & lies. Truth is you haven’t been able to sustain the foundation— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 26, 2018As a former student of #DondasHouse, I would like to say B*TCH SHUT UP, U AINT TAKING SHIT. Cus I witnessed Donnie aka Rhymefest wife put blood sweat and tears into our program. CHILL . https://t.co/0QsakGSd7g— LuXury The Goddess (@gaptoothluxury) May 27, 2018 She also threatened to take the non-profit away from Rhymefest and hand it over to her three children.This public back and forth stemmed from money issues the foundation has yet to resolve. Donda's House released several statements on Twitter revealing its financial issues and simultaneously distancing itself from West. "While we cannot and do not speak for Kanye West and his views, we can and will speak up for the youth that we serve," the foundation wrote. "We ask that those who feel hurt, angered by or frustrated with Kanye West not penalize or throw away their support, respect and advocacy for us."Weeks prior to this controversy, West has become a popular figure on the Right because of his enthusiastic support for Trump and conservative figures like Candace Owens. The foundation expressed that it hoped West's political leanings wouldn't impact its relationship with donors. "We ask that as you boycott and protest Kanye West, that you not forget that we are a non-profit organization that like other non-profits needs donations, corporate support and volunteers," Donda's House wrote. "We do not want your rejection of Kanye West, to be a rejection of Dr. Donda West and the thousands of lives she impacted including her own son."Donda's House also claimed West has failed to financially support the foundation despite recent news of him buying an $85,000 photo for Pusha T's latest album. "We have been unable to secure the financial support of Kanye despite multiple attempts, and despite those early conversations about his plan of support and advocacy for the youth in our programs," the foundation wrote.West has yet to comment on the...
As we know by now, black women walk it like they talk it which is why their sayings are unparalleled. Last August, Twitter account @LegendaryRootz asked the community to chime in with their favorite phrases heard by black women. Now, nearly 10 months later, the thread has become the gift that keeps on giving.What is your favorite quote by a black woman? pic.twitter.com/df06974cy7— Legendary Rootz (@LegendaryRootz) August 3, 2017From everything to movie quotes and reality show clips to the real and raw truths of life, a black woman likely has a saying about it. "You have to be…twice as good as them to get half of what they have." -Olivia Pope pic.twitter.com/aksq4VorlW— *•𝔃𝓪𝓱𝓴𝔂𝓵𝓪•* (@zkylas) August 3, 2017I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.✨ pic.twitter.com/cDUwazjKyL— Bri💋🍯 (@TheBeautyByBri1) May 21, 2018
"Make decisions based on how you want your future to be." - My mom— Beyoncé’s Soror (@TrillGabi) August 3, 2017"When they go low, we go high." -Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/bcOKumLgpV— Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan💚 (@HaveSeveral) August 4, 2017pic.twitter.com/Lajb6jO0h8— Evette (@VettLacey) May 23, 2018
Black women have provided us some of the most iconic pillars of pop culture. “Uh i think tf not trick ass bitch” https://t.co/gFKQtzSDiB— Allie Nicole (@blackandimbetta) May 21, 2018
pic.twitter.com/AahY0bRQGX— ALEXA SIMONE (@SimoneDaRealist) August 3, 2017
pic.twitter.com/PX5OAFG7Gk— BlancheDevereaux (@blackula__) August 12, 2017pic.twitter.com/hICdXGSucj— parapoc (@therosecolored) January 15, 2018
pic.twitter.com/kcVkrPFipF— iDreamOfHennii (@xoxoimanii) May 22, 2018<3 pic.twitter.com/SzngSByghS— Blackulla (@EuCanceriano) May 23, 2018pic.twitter.com/tMBiwWvvxj— Not Ronald 🧜🏽♂️ (@ronnieNOTRonald) August 3, 2017"Boy Bye" -Every Black Woman Ever! pic.twitter.com/S8QGrb6jle— Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan💚 (@HaveSeveral) August 4, 2017
“ I don’t know her” - Mariah Carey pic.twitter.com/MtR4fWF9gm— Kavion. 🍒 (@Levelup_son) November 23, 2017pic.twitter.com/VsDZSXliVy— rxbel.prxyer (@slayhoneywork) January 16, 2018Auntie Maxine pic.twitter.com/T2yc5kKDHO— 🇭🇹GreatGriotGoddess✨ (@Livin_Liberated) May 23, 2018As this thread continues to grow, a Rihanna quote encapsulates our iconic existence: "All girls rock, but black girls are on a different level."
"All girls rock but black girls are on a different level" - Rihanna— Yetunde, #OneNationUnderNormani 👑✊ (@NormaneeKorslay) March 25, 2018What are some of your favorite sayings by black...
Blavity's story about 10-year-old Malachi Pearson's ordeal with his racist teacher resonated with a lot of people on Twitter. Twitter user Shahem shared our story about Pearson, who was reportedly told by a teacher that he can only blame himself when he's 16 and gets killed by police, and started much needed dialogue about how teachers and other adults talk to black youth. I don’t think people talk about the cruel things people in positions of authority say to Black children enough. Black children face this type of stuff from the home to classroom and it’s extremely harmful. This teacher deserves to be fired. https://t.co/veUWJf91a6— Shahem . (@PettyNegr0) May 21, 2018Here are some of the sobering responses:I'll never forget when I was in the 5th grade my class went on a field trip and we were in a dark room. My white teacher said "I can't see any of my black kids." At the time I didn't realize how racist that comment was till I was in High School.— 🌼 (@purposezen81) May 22, 2018Takes me back to second & fourth grade. I wasn’t great in math my 2nd grade teacher would show my failing grade in front of the entire class and the 4th grade teacher was just a mean old lady. Thankful to have gone to black school for middle and high school with black teachers.— Paige Danielle (@PaigeDanyelly) May 22, 2018There was a “guidance counselor” in high school that used to tell all the black students they should just drop out now and work at McDonald’s. More specifically he used to tell the girls that they would be good for nothing but lying on their backs 😣😪— Crystal 💜💜💜 (@pccarter95) May 22, 2018
He literally stopped me from being able to walk at my 8th grade graduation but I wound up graduating high school with over $300,000 in scholarship offers. I hope he sees this 🖕🏽— Shahem . (@PettyNegr0) May 22, 2018At my elementary school they used to send black girls home for wearing their natural hair, pull us out of class, call our parents to tell them to come do our hair, even though it was clean and groomed, just natural. I hated my natural hair for 7 years because of that.— ItsBooFromJeju (@StephApuffwigie) May 22, 2018
In the THIRD grade our teacher told my mostly black all POC class that every kid that didn’t pass the TAKS would have a jail cell built for them. In the FIFTH grade our teacher called a black girl disgusting for wearing a red bracelet cuz she thought it was code for sexual shit— 👩🏻💻 (@whymegodwhyam) May 22, 2018
Sub once got fired for lecturing the only black kid in our classroom, saying he was a “clog in the drain of life”that would never amount to anything. 15 min rant in front of entire class. Boy was in tears. I know he was traumatized, but I was sick to my stomach and never forgot.— betsy (@betcrichardson) May 22, 2018
Mind you this the same man that put up a Trump Pence sign on the whiteboard the day after the election, when a Hispanic student asked him to take it down he said “you people are just mad he’s gonna build the wall” mind you this is a minority majority school pic.twitter.com/Ec2U9oZSaz— Chun-Di (@Onika_teamminaj) May 22, 2018
I confronted a gym teacher in Baltimore for talking reckless ignorance to students. Telling them they all would be either pregnant or selling drugs. The principle sided with him saying he didn’t mean it that way. I moved two weeks later.— BlackJacque (@PegramProblems) May 22, 2018I agree. I used to teach in New Orleans public schools. Kids in my class told me when some1 acted out, some teachers said they were only there to get paid & didnt care if the kids did well. I was new at the time & appalled AF. Middle schoolers, I felt for these babies.— Ahem.SW🏳️🌈💜 (@What_I_Thot) May 22, 2018I was once told I’d be pregnant by 15 (I was 12) by someone who worked at my community center. I never forgot that. Look at me now. Not everyone is so lucky though ... pic.twitter.com/WN0Bx9m37t— Thelma (@DamnThelma) May 22, 2018My high school art teacher told me on multiple occasions that she didn’t understand why anyone even liked me, that my rents were wasting money on me and that I’d never succeed. I declined acceptance at the best art school in SA purely cause of the psychological damage she caused.— Harmonica Sunbeam (@aphiwemhlanga) May 22, 2018I had a white teacher that would tell me I must have a disability/speech problem bc I didn’t speak English properly, also said I should relax my hair to look ‘smarter’. I was only 8 back then and hand only spent a few months in the UK— Ana Carolina (@_peachyangel_) May 22, 2018since we sharing. I went to a predominately white school, math wasn’t my staring subject but I work everyday in the math teachers classroom after hours and I still didn’t pass the class. it was all in a plot to keep me off the court and from graduating. In my 2 year of college.— ty$mooth™️ (@imabastar_) May 22, 2018 Protect the kids in your life, fam.Age ain't nothing but a number for racism and...
Sometimes a clap back can be a work of art on the same level of a Picasso or Monet. Dictionary.com continues to dominate the game with their epic clap backs and their latest retort to a Twitter user's asinine tweet is no sign of them slowing down. Stand-up comedian and former Food Network host Josh Denny claimed that the phrase "straight white male" is this century's n-word in a lengthy thread about "silencing" white men's viewpoints in societal discussions."'Straight white male' has become this century’s N-Word. It’s used to offend and diminish the recipient based on assumption and bias," he wrote in a May 18 tweet. "No difference in the usage."“Straight White Male” has become this century’s N-Word. It’s used to offend and diminish the recipient based on assumption and bias. No difference in the usage.— Josh Denny (@JoshDenny) May 18, 2018Subsequent tweets tried to further explain this comparison by using Kanye West recent rants to support his argument. In one tweet, Denny evoke's the SparkNotes version of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech to show that "silencing" white men is racist."Saying 'my label for you invalidates your opinion or your place in society' is literally what Dr. King fought against," he wrote. Many people took issue with the tweet because comparing a recent term to an old term that has been historically been used to dehumanize black people as a means to justify cruel treatment, violence and impose racist laws isn't apropos. Words mean things.Dictionary.com could not stand idly by and let this happen. So, the clap back came down hard. The n-word is considered the most offensive word in the English language. “Straight white male” is ... not. https://t.co/njUfJKA0g7— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) May 19, 2018The saddest part about of this is that Denny truly believes that his and other's "hurt feelings" equate to hundreds of years of oppression and disenfranchisement. Who runs the @dictionary.com twitter acct? They need a raise, pronto. https://t.co/F5v8PkxlSb— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) May 19,...
After a Twitter user posted several pictures of severe and interestingly molded sunburns which came as a result of wearing ripped jeans, black folks on Twitter were in tears over their inability to relate.Now, we're not here to push the narrative that black people never get sunburned, and we definitely encourage you to use sunblock. However, getting burned like this while wearing ripped jeans? We simply don't know this particular pain. People wearing ripped jeans in the sun are finding it's a really bad idea.https://t.co/ljNvcYiLUv
pic.twitter.com/jrlKKQfZba— LADbible (@ladbible) May 17, 2018According to the article published by LADbible, burning like this isn't an isolated incident. never wearing ripped jeans in the sun again pic.twitter.com/6T9BNl9wkd— morgan (@ultjimint) June 10, 2016Don't wear ripped jeans in the sun guys 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/BftKEtICca— shell (@sh3ll__) June 9, 2015The jokes immediately began when Black Twitter got a hold of the photos.Lmaooo y’all swear y’all was Pharaohs tho. https://t.co/cao07StPLx— Foreigner 💁🏾✨ (@UcheBangBang) May 17, 2018*looks at melanin* lmao https://t.co/BAwPGDJpz8— Marcus Bailey (@FashionLIFE) May 17, 2018Imagine having a sunburn... pic.twitter.com/492daRwy8h— (y)ambulance (@clutchzilla_) May 17, 2018you’re suppose to refrigerate Mayo not leave it in the sun! pic.twitter.com/pKP4H93Md6— B🇬🇾 (@DatJedi_B) May 17, 2018Not this way pic.twitter.com/Tr5IYW2PXa— Bruh StopPlayn🖐🏾😂 (@rjrecommended) May 17, 2018pic.twitter.com/70Tgpwu5ST— ♡ (@iSynesthete) May 17, 2018Can’t unsee this. pic.twitter.com/6E37doPQUi— James 🤙🏽 (@_artistone_) May 17, 2018Thank whomever your higher power may be for your melanin this summer, and please protect...
Courtney Jordan from the "I'm through" Vine video has moved on from her bae and graduated college. Four years ago, Jordan's "I'm through" Vine took the internet by storm. Since then, she has worked diligently to complete her undergraduate degree in biological sciences, pre-dentistry at Eastern Illinois University.She made the announcement on Twitter not expecting anyone would remember her from her Vine days. But to her surprise, Jordan was met with praise from fans who described her Vine as a "mood." May 5th 2018 at 9:00am, I will be receiving my Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences.🙏🏾👩🏾🎓 pic.twitter.com/3orlLF252F— ALMIGHTY BIG MAMA (@Courtneyyyy_J) May 4, 2018In six seconds, she captured what it is like for many people who are conflicted about leaving someone they care for but still struggling to move on. QUEEN pic.twitter.com/LmQMupWSTa— kylie jenner’s cartier love bracelet (@jontamaraj) May 5, 2018The congratulations poured in, but people really wanted to know if she finally moved on from the dude in the video. And, it turns out, she did. Nope😂— ALMIGHTY BIG MAMA (@Courtneyyyy_J) May 5, 2018glad to see you actually are done with him sis and made big moves sis ! 💕 https://t.co/AhvGI1VMkp— malayjha ✨ (@malaylayxo) May 5, 2018She thanked everyone for showing her love and proving that Vine will always have a place in the culture. Everybody's waiting for Jordan's next moves as she starts the next chapter of her life. I want to say thank you to everyone who said congratulations, I want to respond to everyone but I didn’t realize y’all would remember I was the girl from the vine and it would blow up😂 thank you so much❤️— ALMIGHTY BIG MAMA (@Courtneyyyy_J) May 5,...