It’s the most wonderful time of the year!No, not Christmas. Happy Black History Month, Fam!We’re Black all day and every day, but we love any occasion that allows us to honor our illustrious history and poppin’ culture. This Black History Month is even more special because it marks the 400th anniversary of when the first enslaved Africans landed in Jamestown. To honor the sacrifices of those ancestors, Blavity will spend this February looking at all the ways Black History Made Us.As you look at our favorite tweets of the week, think about how you were made by Black history.Now, onto the foolishness.We would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge Queen Bey's contributions to the culture:two years ago most of us were feeling mighty down and very low after trump's inauguration when Beyoncé blessed us and black history month with this image. pic.twitter.com/tTvidc0Khi— king crissle (@crissles) February 1, 2019Happy Black History Month pic.twitter.com/baaitGYl93— slum beautiful (@naimaism) February 1, 2019I miss Beyonce.
My body is craving a huge Beyonce surprise moment. New music, a show, a visual album. I just live for those world shattering moments when everyone is reminded ohhhhhhhhhhh she's an alien, cause we don't even breathe the same air as her.— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing) January 30, 2019Torches aren't passed, they're taken and none of yall faves have the range. Beyoncé is now a 37 year old mother of three and these girls still can't touch the hem of her garment. Pls. https://t.co/oTDn2ihTXb— Bey Phi Bey, Philly Chapter President. (@brownandbella) January 28, 2019This week we were introduced to a baby who's clearly been here before and ain't at all happy about coming back: when you didnt ask to be born: https://t.co/stxocDtLFl— tems caprice (@temss_) January 27, 2019Press secretary Sarah Sanders has been holding press conferences again, and all we can say is we wish Windex was all we needed to fix this problem:
She look like a fingerprint pressed up against a window https://t.co/KUqOoFEyq8— Dominus (@TheLateSh0w) January 25, 2019Grime is great, but one Twitter user pointed out something we'd never noticed about music across the pond:UK niggas be rapping about guns in a peppa pig accent— Alice👩🏽🦰🥰🇳🇬 (@aeyoncee) January 28, 2019Do you sometimes read a corporate tweet and think to yourself, "The intern didn't think that one through?" The week starts on Sunday and y’all are closed. https://t.co/QG0xsnFYnk— Chynna.✨ (@MadeNChynna) January 28, 2019D.L. Hughley got into it with Terry Crews about sexual harassment this week, as Blavity reported. The beef begged the question: can you recite a D.L. Hughley joke from memory? D.L. Hughely acts like his part ain’t the one everybody skips over in Kings of Comedy— Reggie Cunningham 📸 (@kidnoble) January 28, 2019 Kim and her grown woman hairs need to find a seat: The hilarious part of this is that years ago, she got her baby hairs surgically removed. Now since it’s a trend she took her adult follicles and eco-styled them down into a treble clef. I have to laugh !! https://t.co/R9MlnsQzza— i 🦋 (@wholel0ttaMANI) January 28, 2019Quinta B. reminded us she is always a mood: I look good in the mirror but not the front facing camera. Which one is the liar— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) January 27, 2019I bought some jumpsuits that I’m pretty sure are going to change my life. Had to try one on in a fitting, it was perfect, so I immediately bought six. Really tempted to throw away most of my other clothes because they do not sparketh the joy.— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) January 27, 2019We were also sadly reminded some people just can't take a hint:when you're on your 6th "damn that's crazy" and they keep talking pic.twitter.com/XDNWnMYouC— Kyle (@kkunta__) January 26, 2019The cast of Black Panther turned up to the SAG Awards looking radiant, proving it's not just Wakanda, but also lotion forever.The cast of Black Panther is so fucking moisturized— Ira (@ira) January 28, 2019This tweet left us with just four words: we dig their Outlook. This is a Power Point https://t.co/7faAx51r4Q— pls follow back (@Slyxra) January 26, 2019We hear this tweet but would like to mention at least actual dogs are loyal: Me when my single friends get boyfriends: https://t.co/jzOhRtNUcL— Viva La Revolucion Bolivariana 🚩🚩 (@BougieLa) January 27, 2019Last but not least, don't you hate how some job applications are harder than the actual job? They already overworking folks. If I have to upload my resume AND fill in job history it’s not meant to be 🤷🏾♀️ https://t.co/LdYbzJXLw3— Champagne Mami. (@_r_Dee) January 28, 2019
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Now that Donald Trump's opened up the government for a minute, we’re bringing back the tweets of the week before it closes again. While the tangerine tyrant gets his life together, take solace in the silliness that exists on Beyoncé’s internet.We wonder how many eee-eee's Isiah Whitlock Jr. had to borrow from Jacquees for this tweet: 2009/2019 #10yearchallenge
pic.twitter.com/pXsZeFm3Oe— Isiah Whitlock Jr. (@IsiahWhitlockJr) January 15, 2019Week three of 2019 is when we learned Voldemort is powerful but stands no chance against a wave check. I’m sick of the internet. 😭 pic.twitter.com/zt9zyAWHc4— Geezy 🌊 (@10FeetMikeG) January 17, 2019Someone also gave Ariana Grande an alternative to that damn ponytail:This how Jada Pinkett-Smith look like after all her home girls got killed in Set It Off https://t.co/mhVYNc2aa6— Just Me (@DeronKratos) January 23, 2019The B here doesn't stand for Black women: That'll never happen because I date black women https://t.co/zJkVIVnXhG— Luke Thighwalker (@ReggieC_6) January 24, 2019As the Covington MAGA-hat student drama unfolded, this user announced a red hot take on Trump's red hats:Red hats: for when you’ve misplaced your white sheet.— Kashana (@kashanacauley) January 19, 2019Pusha T issued some cryptic fighting words that were quickly appropriated for use in daily life:Me, speaking to bill collectors: https://t.co/D8Ve7UFz3P— A.L.I.S.T. (@AList_AL) January 23, 2019Sometimes the truth hurts. This one hit us right in the shoulders, chest, pants and shoes:Y’all begged for this weather so y’all could “really start dressing” now look at y’all... cold and raggedy— Dontel Dunston (@crazyeightss88) January 22, 2019We'd like to introduce you to this brother, who has figured out how to get his reparations:Im at Cheesecake Factory rn and this black guy next to me is on a date w this white girl and been ordering shit back to back. The check just came out and he pulled the "I forgot my wallet" trick, then looked at me and winked 😂 Go ahead and prosper King— Yas (@Yaaasmiyn) January 22, 2019Take the compliment, sis!I was at Waffle House in N. Carolina, and the server said "BIH YOU FINE!" So I said "You fine too!" And she yelled back, "BIH I KNOW I'M FINE. WE NOT TALKING ABOUT ME WE TALKING ABOUT YOU."
And in that moment, she taught me that I need to learn how to accept compliments lol— Unbow Your Head, Sister (@ShaylaRacquel) January 21, 2019Kamala Harris announced she's running for president this week, and the increasingly crowded 2020 field has this user ready to Marie Kondo the 2020 election:“Does this presidential candidate spark joy?”— Jamie Nesbitt Golden (@thewayoftheid) January 21, 2019Conservatives tried to come for Cardi B this week after she posted a detailed critic of President Trump's government shutdown. Belcalis was ready and clapped back at all who came for her. Which leaves us with one question: How can we apply to be Cardi's dog walker?Leave me alone I will dog walk you . https://t.co/FjqIzpUbvp— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 20, 2019Have a good weekend! Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:I Too Am Becoming: An Open Love Letter To Michelle LaVaughn RobinsonChicago Twins Who Flip Houses In Their Neighborhood Are Close To Getting An HGTV ShowTemple University Is The First College To Hoist Progress Pride Flag, Which Includes Representation For...
Happy New Year, Blavity Fam!Can you believe we made it to 2019? Gone and brush your shoulders off. We’ll wait.Issa the end of the week, so you know what that means: a new set of the best tweets of the week. Let’s see what foolishness Twitter brought into 2019.Probably surprising no one, Offset remains in everyone's doghouse: When she ask you when you gonna stop cheating https://t.co/Q496V1nc2p— Handsome Heretic (@amadeusfletch) December 29, 2018In happier marriage-related news, this innovator created a new wedding custom:When I remove my wife’s veil on our wedding day, she’ll follow up by removing my durag to unveil my trim— CRK (@___CRK) January 1, 2019It was announced Ariana Grande will be headlining Coachella alongside Childish Gambino and Tame Impala. As Beychella was just last year, this user couldn't help but imagine Beyoncé's reaction to the lineup: Beyoncé seeing that Ariana is headlining Coachella 2019 pic.twitter.com/QfXg7F2dT5— José (@nowayjxse) January 3, 2019There's always that one friend who you can count on to put you in your place, as is demonstrated by this tweet. And can we just say, Davon, you trip trippin' ...Thought this was Ella Mai https://t.co/Er7nKgq9Gu— Davon (@WeBeenDown) January 3, 2019Twitter's a good place for tough questions. But what we really want to know is: why is this tweet yelling at us?!Nigga when I tell you this is a TIGHT race https://t.co/HJwevXrQbR— monkey d. huncho 🤽🏽♂️ (@dxxson) January 3, 2019 As our sister site Shadow And Act reported, Netflix's Bird Box has taken the world by storm, and has even inspired the Bird Box Challenge, where people try to do things blindfolded. While that's fun and all, Bird Box is actually way of life for some of us: I do the #BirdBoxChallenge whenever I wake up without glasses— Ira (@ira) January 3, 2019The premiere of Surviving R. Kelly, a documentary about the allegations of rape and sexual misconduct the singer faces, dominated the headlines and our timelines. Like we've done for 400 years, we used humor to get through a tough time: R. Kelly x FBI Custody https://t.co/0xLQlorHX9— Ski Mask Shawty (@haveyouheardofg) January 4, 2019I see why Mr. Biggs was always about to fuck this nigga up— First of my name (@TOLYATHAT) January 4, 2019Them: "If we throw away R. Kelly, we have to throw away em' all."Me: pic.twitter.com/rgZx9aWcTO— Jenn M. Jackson (@JennMJack) January 4, 2019 Have a great weekend, fam. See you next Friday!Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:Beyoncé's Website Is Breaking The Law, According To New LawsuitDon't Ever Think You Can Heckle NBA Player Kawhi Leonard When His Mama's In The AudienceB2K Fans Started To Ponder Not Bump, Bump, Bumping Through 2019 After Seeing Sky High 'Millennium Tour' Ticket...
It’s almost a new year, and almost a new you. But before we move with fresh energy into 2019, we have a new edition of the tweets of the week.Everyone is busy making vision boards and preparing for their New Year’s Eve lituations, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter from being itself. There’s a lot of foolishness that should stay in 2018, but we hope online social media shenanigans will never change.Speaking of foolishness, watch this man abracadabra this dove into ... well, you have to see it to believe it: THIS IS THE MOST NIGGERISH MAGIC TRICK OF ALL TIME. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
pic.twitter.com/vYWRUuK8e0— ThatRevolutionaryNurse🚩🇪🇬 (@BougieLa) December 27, 2018PBS' Arthur has spawned countless memes, and this week we were reminded the main character's sister, D.W., really needed a Black mama. bruh d.w. did not give a fuck pic.twitter.com/WFwe84tBVj— Bri Malandro (@BriMalandro) December 23, 2018While D.W. was busy telling people where they ought to go, your cousins were out here making fun of divorces. You probably did. https://t.co/SteqAm3KUk— LaQuita Locc (@Asia_Bean) December 26, 2018 “The skrength of deh bleck marriage has been stripped away...” https://t.co/jCfX5x8cOU— Darth Deadass (@sylphanne) December 27, 2018 Can we talk about that time the Grinch was one thicc a$$ bihhhhhhh? The grinch who stole thiccness https://t.co/XK7pJ2iZGG— Queen of emotional displays of inner turmoil (@ihateuglybabies) December 16, 2018Netflix's Bird Box gave us memes for Christmas. Entities from Bird Box: We’ll pay your tuition if you look
pic.twitter.com/oW2MJVkrrN— Myles Edringston (@MylesEdringston) December 28, 2018Demons from bird box: take off your blind fold
Demons: you getting thick !!
Me: Ayeee .. you see it 😛 pic.twitter.com/zq7KtpuMIZ— ㅤً (@bbygirlshae) December 28, 2018"Would you like to see your account balance?"#BirdBox
pic.twitter.com/0dZQLYAOAa— ☃️Jae☃️ (@ItsYaGirlJaee) December 28, 2018 With the end of the NFL season approaching, Atlanta's been busy beautifying itself as it prepares for the Super Bowl. But since the Saints will probably make it to the big game over the Falcons, maybe ATL should have just saved itself the money, right? (Note: Written by a disgruntled Falcons fan).When guests are about to come over and your mom has you cleaning window seals and dusting. https://t.co/Nsm5j2NNOu— The Maverick☥ (@TrillMD_) December 19, 2018This user gave us some information that had us thinking to ourselves, Dragonflies might be on to something.When never taking off your headphones just isn’t good enough: https://t.co/UJjntvavRL— Kashana (@kashanacauley) December 20, 2018Sometimes headphones aren't the solution to a problem. Sometimes they are the problem, like when you can't put them on fast enough.when your bestfriend facetime you saying "bitch..."pic.twitter.com/UnqILNs8l4— saint jasiel (@jaeIeon) December 28, 2018Michelle O. might be friends with Dubya now, but we remember who he really is ...Just doing a little reflecting on the beauty of George Bush. pic.twitter.com/dFuWIlHf0B— Herschel Fairweather (@nihilishtick) December 19, 2018These last couple of tweets are 100 percent accurate representations of 2018:My 2018 is literally:
YES. Black Panther!!
Christmas— Zora Neale Hustlin’ (@MarsinCharge) December 17, 2018i ain’t gone say 2018 whooped my ass , but that bitch had hands 😂— cravetayje (@nicktayje) December 26, 2018Happy New Year!Blavitize your inbox! Join our daily newsletter for fresh stories and breaking news.Now, check these out:17 Of The Blackest Moments From 2018A Louisiana Woman Walked Across Her Graduation Stage While In Labor'Black Panther,' A Cardi B Track And Michelle Obama's 'Becoming,' Among Barack Obama's Favorite Things In...
It’s been a long time. We shouldn’t have left you without some dope tweets to step to, Blavity Fam, and we're sorry. But now, just in time for the holiday season, we're back. And our gift to you is a collection of Black Twitter’s finest tweets of the week.They’re entirely free, and we'd love it if you regift them.You’re welcome.We start things off this week with Carmelo Anthony giving a new meaning to the word "fly:"Nigga dressed like a Tuskegee Airman https://t.co/zdnedo7Tcb— 🎹 (@Dr_Sweets23) December 1, 2018
We found ourselves with only one question after coming across the following tweet: Is nothing sacred?!
Someone said greens was hot salad and I’m not ready to accept that https://t.co/TeRoTCqK5n— Hank Trill (@crispywedges) December 4, 2018 As cuffing season ends, we hope (for your sake) you have your life jackets ready. My friend said this is “getting back out there” after a long relationship I’m dead. pic.twitter.com/BqPpnF61nH— RQQDOLPH🤪💜 (@_Daminator) December 2, 2018 Once again, we were treated to white people showing us where their priorities reside:
white people collectively did more activism today during the 6 hours they thought Friends was going to be taken off Netflix than they have during the last 2 years— Joshua John (@joshagenator) December 4, 2018Speaking of, Brad better ask a granny for some purse candy:
When nobody told you black church is all day pic.twitter.com/2Q4GxdGJQc— Reese Waters (@reesewaters) December 9, 2018This guy is asking all the right questions. I just realized that in all of the purge movies, nobody ever steals anything valuable. All crime is legal for 24 hours straight and all you people are interested in is killing one another? Bitch the Apple store right across the street.— Peter (@OkigboXL) December 11, 2018Here's a PSA to all Black parents: WE. DON'T. KNOW. Just watch the dang video! Then she be like “ who’s that???” Like I’m supposed to know... https://t.co/3Zv1D7AT1M— NIA (@Dounnyya) December 13, 2018Erykah told y'all she's half Colt 45 and Newports, did she not?
Eryka Badu is a city girl in a head wrap. https://t.co/a6BnvxoCWu— Esthetician|Skin Therapist|Hydration Aficionado (@CruzanChoklate) December 11, 2018Jacquees took to Instagram this week to declare himself the king of R&B, and everybody and their mama had something to say about it. Many musicians took to Twitter to crown Chris Brown the current king of the genre, but this user decided to settle the matter once and for all:
So y’all just gonna act like this ain’t the real king of R&B? pic.twitter.com/advQIjoQUS— Paco Diego Alejandro Ramirez III (@DeeDashEmOh) December 11, 2018If we can remain on the topic of Jacquees for a little longer, we'd like to announce we might have found his actual title:
She not even the face of Trip https://t.co/DDWs6OAos7— Return of Mr. Rager (@Chris2Chill) December 4, 2018St. Becalis has taught the world innumerable life lessons. And here's another one:
“Shoes - $800, glasses $300, this dress - $20. Gotta learn how to budget hoe” -Vintage Cardi B https://t.co/tUO9vZlItH— Jalen (@jalenmosby) December 2, 2018In other truths, can we acknowledge although Blackness isn't a monolith, some things are universal?
African parents when they see you relaxing https://t.co/DS2hVPeez2— 𝓊𝒿𝓊. (@obianxju) December 14, 2018Finally, dear fam, we leave you with this gem. When the person no one invited shows up to the function anyway...Every face here tells a story pic.twitter.com/ln0mw9jAeC— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 5, 2018
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Steven Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, has died of ALS, Variety reports. He was 57 years old.A spokesperson for Nickelodeon said everyone at the network is "incredibly saddened" and called Hillenburg "a beloved friend and long-time creative partner to everyone at Nickelodeon."Hillenburg's creation was a hit all over the world, and his character became go-to figures for memes. There was perhaps nowhere where this was truer than Black Twitter, and to honor his work, we'd like to share a few of our favorite SpongeBob Twitter memes. In case you need a quick primer on SpongeBob's digital life, take a look at this:the exact moments all the Spongebob memes were born 😂pic.twitter.com/RMR3aT6O2k— Male Thoughts (@TheComedyHumor) March 21, 2018And because the internet is so quick, that doesn't even count one of the latest and greatest memes (so far!): Krusty Krab v. Chum Bucket. Now that you've been schooled on the history let's dive in.1. Squidward needing to catch his Z's:It's torture when you wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep. Then there are also times when you want to sleep to avoid everything.When I hear my first 7 alarms go off in the morning pic.twitter.com/x784YH34hM— bobby. (@fuckboybobby) October 22, 2015WHEN YOURE ABOUT TO FALL ASLEEP AND REMEMBER YOU FORGOT TO TEXT BAE GOOD NIGHT but then you remember you have no bae pic.twitter.com/UgHGBYLMJC— YA BOY SPONGE🅱🅾🅱 (@YaBoiSpongebbob) June 9, 20152. SpongeBob when someone's talking nonsense: The pettiest of the SpongeBob memes! Mom: Get your ass in that bed *Goes to room and closes door*Me: gET Ur aSS iN THat bEd pic.twitter.com/hRIZF4RY6c— Tamren ☝🏾 (@TamrenMekhii) May 8, 2017Takeoff and Offset: do we get to be on the song this timeQuavo: dO wE geT tO bE oN thE sOng tHis tiMe pic.twitter.com/Fl1WkPNctZ— Trashvis (@Trashvis) May 9, 2017racist white people: i'm not racist but....me: I'm NoT rAcIsT bUt pic.twitter.com/sTU0YgiB0j— lasagna andrews (@micah_bear) May 5, 20173. Mr. Krabs lost In the sauce:This one is for the moment when you were caught in a whirlwind or bamboozled. That "life comes at you fast" feeling.When they turn the lights on at the club and everybody u danced with realize u ugly pic.twitter.com/O2puER3p6N— Victor Pope Jr (@VictorPopeJr) March 9, 2016When you ain't doing the speed limit and the song you listening to got police sirens in it. pic.twitter.com/NYMJmkVLyd— T’Chitlins from Wakanda Souf (@tdouble_u) March 11, 2016When you fall asleep in class and your body jumps and you look around to see if anyone saw you pic.twitter.com/Xt5J8T1oe9— sketti (@SaiIBoat) March 15, 20164. Patrick about to do something grimy:Mwahahahahaha! Black Twitter was super creative with this one, especially with changing Patrick's outfit. Me reading your message previews from the pull down bar on my phone and not answering for the next 6 hours pic.twitter.com/F4FghFHPb7— Jojo🐝🇹🇹 (@jojo_ambitious1) February 28, 2018Your girl looking at your food when she said she wasn't hungry. pic.twitter.com/MPwl8Ov1ul— Tristan Jones (@SayJones18) March 1, 2018😂 RT @XLNB: Rachel Dolezal: “That’s some nice black culture you got there.” pic.twitter.com/ymbH13bWa5— Ashton Kusher 🇭🇹 (@SkyHigh_Vid) March 1, 2018Me trying to get a new car by brake checking people behind me. #meme #patrickstar #spongebob #spongebobmeme #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/R5F0Ei4Hcv— Tarisha Morris (@Tarisha428) March 4, 2018When someone text you a long paragraph and you reply with "k" #evilpatrick pic.twitter.com/525L4YDgtH— EemanQureshi (@eemanqureshi68) March 16, 20185. When Squidward got lonely, too:That moment when you're looking out the window at all the fun, and you're missing it all aka FOMO.Me watching my unemployed friends do recreational stuff on Snapchat while I'm at work pic.twitter.com/rnI8xSuQF0— Saint Pablo (@TheLifeOfKale) May 18, 2017Android users looking at Apple users downloading #iOS11 like😂😂😂🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/XQW3ThJ5cy— Sagara | සාගර® (@SagaraOnline) September 19, 20176. Krusty Krab vs. Chum Bucket:This one started stan wars: amazing versus trash. To be fair....😂#spongebobmeme #Apple #Android #Google pic.twitter.com/fXHcrmy6Hf— M’Baku’s M’Bae (@Syrose_) March 20, 2018Fight me 🤷🏾♀️ #krustykrab #chumbucket #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/d7KzxMKez5— Jasmine (@_jasminemprince) March 18, 2018The best one I’ve seen all day #SpongebobMeme
pic.twitter.com/q7lBGLGUk2— Gary Gramz (@GaryGramz) March 21, 2018And this is why Spongebob prefers to live in a pineapple under the sea. #memeruined #spongebobmeme pic.twitter.com/5IIqBcxkQJ— crossbow (@Liquorags) March 19, 20187. Tired SpongeBob:The perfect way to express how you want to “tap out.”me after making a simple phone call pic.twitter.com/oCrbwG5psz— N•IC•K (@touchnick) March 27, 2018Me after socializing for more than 10mins pic.twitter.com/4mpB0WK3GK— Demi-god (@nabeeldenero) March 26, 2018me after I put the fitted sheet on my bed by myself pic.twitter.com/R1DAjYWlyG— mama (@mckenziedenisee) March 27, 20188. Surprised Patrick:Surprised Patrick wobbled so Surprised Pikachu could scatter.When someone unfollows you pic.twitter.com/lrbyIuD5TY— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 2016When you find your best friends hanging out without you after they said they can't go pic.twitter.com/NGgaa7sM47— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 12, 2016When you are very hungry but there's nothing in the fridge pic.twitter.com/ZuuErrv1Ow— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 11, 2016When you get the worst Christmas present you can ever get pic.twitter.com/7O4xqLyVPR— Surprised Patrick (@SurprisedPat) June 10, 20169. Push it somewhere else Patrick:LeBron James even did it in real life!Patrick: we should take bikini bottom and push it somewhere else!! pic.twitter.com/Uu4KuTm8jk— Johnny99k🤾🏽♂️ (@Johnny_Thooo) June 4, 2018When you realize the solution to your narrative issue is to uproot the narrative and change the setting.
“Take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else.” — Patrick Star the Wise. pic.twitter.com/4ROd6QyWYm— Cameron Gibson (@CameronPGibson) August 1, 2018In the words of Patrick, just take Alexandria and push it somewhere else #TheWalkingDead
pic.twitter.com/B5z3nbwvOi— ava koppenhoefer (@ava_m_anne) December 11, 201710. X Days Later / The Next Day / X Years Later:Similar to the “It’s been 84 years” meme from Titanic, you can use this time card to express just how much time has passed. And it only counts if it’s hyperbolic.First time card in SpongeBob! pic.twitter.com/FRWFF1yj2i— Sandals (@SandalsFish) September 6, 2017When boys don’t text you back hit ‘em with a Spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/5RKmrKQcHJ— emily (@emmmz_) May 15, 2018*spongebob time card*18 hours later...TWITTER IS WORKING AGAIN!!— byron (@tbhbyron) January 17, 2016so my flight was delayed and then it was delayed again and I'm feeling like a spongebob time card pic.twitter.com/WHL5c5fAS5— sevenfivetwo⇢jhoca (@jhocaaaa) May 9, 201711. SpongeBob for social justice:Just in case you think Black Twitter can't combine their witty with wokeness...pic.twitter.com/JRkuyFcQjY— platano con salami🧚🏾♀️🧚🏾♀️ (@lareinanegraa) March 24, 2018Oop!Liking this content? Check these out:22 Mr. Krabs Memes Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out LoudIn Honor Of Young Busco: Our 13 Favorite 'What Are Those?' MomentsThe Source Of The Confused Nick Young Meme May Be Even Funnier Than The Meme...
Update (November 5, 2018): It turns out the greatest scamming story to drop this week is not quite as wild as it seemed.In an interview with New York Magazine, Quran, the Black college student who reportedly profited $150,000 from Republicans, said she didn't scam anyone. She also claimed she didn't raise anywhere near that amount. She told the magazine her total take was $0 because she refunded all of the donated funds. The student also said she only received about $200.“I just felt really weird about taking their money,” the art history major said. Quran added she was overwhelmed by the attention and decided, “This could go south really fast. I just decided to refund everyone and give their money back. I think it was like maybe $200 at that point.”Brian Feldman, who conducted the interview, found GoFundMe had refunded at least $90.Quran claims the whole thing wasn't a scam because while she isn't a Republican or a Trump supporter, she did plan on using any donations to fund her education at Howard.“Yeah, I can’t pay for school, but I don’t want Republican money to pay for it,” she said. “I just want everyone to think I’m the finesse queen, which I am.”And that’s that.Original: From Stacey Dash to Candace Owens, the MAGA bunch thrives on minorities left disenfranchised by members of their community. Desperate to prove some of their tone-deaf rhetoric shouldn't be interpreted as racism, they blindly embrace any African-American supporter who proudly dons their red hat in solidarity.Last month, a so-called Black Republican took advantage of their seemingly good nature and profited hugely.A Twitter user who goes by the name of "Reformed Republican" posted a photo of herself in a "Make America Great Again" bucket hat and proudly announced her allegiance to the party of Donald Trump:I will not hide any longer,, the left has made us feel as if us black republicans should hide!! but not anymore!! #BlacksForTrump
pic.twitter.com/YA0hnarxaY— reformed republican (@chckpeas) October 27, 2018After a slew of encouragement from other conservatives came pouring in, she followed up with another tweet thanking her newfound alliance members for their support, adding that her parents refused to pay for her university tuition. She then asked for her help from her online family. thank you all so much for your overwhelming support. After seeing this tweet my parents cut me off and refuse to pay my university tuition. So if you can find it in your hearts to help this young, black republican pay for school it would be appreciated 🇺🇸 https://t.co/6HGCAj6aTC— reformed republican (@chckpeas) October 31, 2018Photos depicting a conversation between Reformed Republican and her parents showed that despite her pleading with her mother to accept her choices, she would ultimately have to move out of their home.I don’t know if these texts were originally real or not, but they were definitely not from her mum / to her pic.twitter.com/CcVoj8TOLJ— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) November 4, 2018 In a now-deleted GoFundMe campaign, she begged her fellow MAGA-yielding allies to help put her through school. However, that all proved to be false, and she swindled Republicans out of nearly $150,000. Hours later, she came clean on her finesse, revealing that this was a sham to con Trump fans out of their earnings. Trump is a racist, homophobic, transphobic, bigot AND YOU THINK MY BLACK ASS WOULD SUPPORT THAT ROTTING CARROT?? ridiculous. any black person can put on that ugly ass hat and say #MAGA and yall will instantly be up their ass cuz you wanna prove so hard you’re not racist— reformed republican (@chckpeas) November 1, 2018According to NYMag.com, Reformed Republican is an art history major at Howard University, currently taking a semester off from school. The idea came when she returned to D.C. to visit friends during Howard's homecoming festivities. There, she came across the MAGA hat and decided to photograph herself in it as a way to poke fun at other African Americans who aligned themselves with the Republican Party.the scam of the century pic.twitter.com/u7ohL3SejB— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) November 4, 2018Her reasoning behind extorting from her so-called comrades? Republicans aren't people.the GoFundMe has been taken down but there was a tweet suggesting she’d scammed about $150k pic.twitter.com/FEKjmTavn1— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) November 4, 2018Now, check these out:Trump Allegedly Said Black People Were 'Too Stupid' To Vote For HimU.S. Congressman Says Haitian Babies Shouldn't Be Entitled To Birthright Citizenship Because They Aren't 'Former Slaves'Trump Just Released A Ridiculously Racist Ad In His Continued Attack On...
This has been one hell of a week.The government seems to be all over the place, our faves keep putting their feet in their mouths, and it's starting to get cold. It's too much!But, at least we have Twitter! And, thankfully, y'all still don't know how to act. Let's review the best tweets of the week.Kanye tapped danced his way to the White House Thursday, and Twitter was left shaking its damn head:kanye is just the younger version of an old head in the barbershop yelling about how periods are caused by eating cauliflower— jaboukie young-white (@jaboukie) October 11, 2018lmao Kanye's iPhone password is 000000 pic.twitter.com/mEM5Tjq0po— Del Slappo (@misterjamo) October 11, 2018this is every white girl you went to college with that really, truly liked hip hop, but was also treasurer for the college republicans pic.twitter.com/tqnJk66EwV— Ennui Oakley (@fwmj) October 12, 2018When Obama didn’t fuck wit you so you actin’ out. 😂 https://t.co/PiUeDmtKNh— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) October 11, 2018If you had told me two years ago Kanye would be running around in a MAGA hat while Taylor Swift was endorsing democratic candidates, I would have smacked you to the ground and stolen your wallet for wasting my time.— KB (@KaraRBrown) October 8, 2018Yep, Tay Tay came out as a proud and blue American. But that didn't mean folks were quick to start stanning:Taylor Swift: I ignored when the KKK, the Alt Right and the Nazis publicly stanned me because that’s not my problem, but Now that this political climate is affecting my fellow white woman, I need to speak up against it. Y’all: pic.twitter.com/ueEu1xzPfD— 20DaysofJune (@20daysofJune) October 8, 2018Drake has been Canadian, Jamaican and also somehow from New Orleans. His declaration of allegiance to Conor McGregor had fans hoping he doesn't start wearing hella green and river dancing. This nigga gone fuck around & have a Irish accent on his next album https://t.co/4EXZDdu0H9— CJ from 🐣. (@willis_cj) October 6, 2018😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/a8QtZ5Gx4B— mai (@Maiyaaaaaaaa) October 11, 2018When you watch McGregor lose & realize you gotta take the four leaf clover off ya next album cover #ufc229
pic.twitter.com/cYpLeJTTDE— X (@XLNB) October 7, 2018While Drake was in his feelings about his fighting fave's loss, Beyoncé proved she isn't just queen of the Beyhive; she's also the queen of the jungle:the lion king hasn’t even come out yet and she already has the serengeti in formation https://t.co/XVDTbRED3o— Muscle Simmons (@_RatedJ) October 8, 2018Someone also almost questioned the greatest athlete in the world, before quickly coming to their senses:I was about to ask where the meat was but I remembered GOAT’s are herbivores. https://t.co/gNdFXb7RS4— 🥀6’ 4”🥀 (@munya_not_nice) October 7, 2018Giving us something to smile about was a youngin' who, as the old folks say, clearly has been here before:" Whaatt? Earl Died?!! ... Lawd Jesus , Ain't nobody Tole Me Nothinnnn " pic.twitter.com/CX2hxjvRD7— Sgrate (@sgrate_) October 10, 2018pic.twitter.com/7wo8kmjllS— pparT_nitsuJ (@Justin_Trapp) October 11, 2018And you better not touch the thermostat while this dog is around: This how dads be when somebody coming in their house that they never seen before pic.twitter.com/ipnM4XFpa6— KLHJR (@Flyer_thanu2) October 11, 2018It's 2018, and for some reason, people still think randos are out here passing perfectly good bud to some crumb snatchers. If that's the case, it's time for us to go costume shopping. On God. Weed worth to much to give to dem lil bad ass kids! LoL https://t.co/9LjBJsevmX— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) October 11, 2018Speaking of the youth, children never have chill. I was in a public bathroom with my then 3 year old daughter. I changed my pad in front of her.
As soon as we left the bathroom, she ran to her father screaming, “MOMMY IS DYING. HER LASAGNA (vagina) IS BLEEDING!” 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃 https://t.co/MtasBOipA4— Chinua AcheBae (@sordidjoy) October 11, 2018Meanwhile, KevOnStage shared he yells at his son for a good reason. I don't usually yell at my kids. But he deserved it. pic.twitter.com/0Bo9Hsecvx— Kevín (@KevOnStage) October 11, 2018Women are sick and tired of men commenting on their makeup while they're out here being two-faced, literally. Every time a man tells me I don’t need makeup I’m going to tell him he doesn’t need a line up.— Jonquilyn Hill (@jonquilynhill) October 7, 2018what do y’all think is under a beard? lmao https://t.co/11QPyO7n19— spit in my mouth (@CherieMaiBella) October 12, 2018'Til next week, friends.P.S.:HAPPY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DAY!!
Just a small reminder. pic.twitter.com/SZjHsq8WmQ— metamorphosis (@aROSEthatGREW) October 8, 2018Liking this content? Check these out:Alec Baldwin Said 'Black People Go Crazy' Over Him Thanks To His Trump Impression. Twitter Asked If He'd Gone Crazy.Fake John Legend Can't Spell And Trump Needs To Lose Our Numbers In This Week's Most Hysterical TweetsTwitter Can't Get Enough Of The Sound Kawhi Leonard Calls A Laugh, And You Won't Be Able To Either...
From Disney to Nickelodeon, Marvel and in between, cartoon characters of color have painted our childhoods with all shades of black and brown. So, gather around for another dose of Black Twitter realness as this time the community has come together to compile the #BlackestCartoonCharacters. Whether movies, anime, or Saturday morning cartoons were your thing, there was always a little something for everyone and maybe you'll see your fave among some of the highlighted tweets below. #blackestcartooncharacters ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 pic.twitter.com/U88I5LUPYG — Cheyenne (@cheyennenmh) January 11, 2016Everyone loves Suzie #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/93XVfXtebZ — Blerds Online (@BlerdsOnline) January 11, 2016Of course the brotha's power was "Earth" #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/WUswSIWxAD — JOSHUA (@iRockJoshA) January 11, 2016Y'all know Gerald was the coolest kid on TV #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/sDp8gENTdK — Blerds Online (@BlerdsOnline) January 11, 2016Shana from Jem and The Holograms. #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/p3fCNJPuCP — Mahelia de Randamie (@streetpoetsays) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters Ororo Munroe (#XMen's #Storm). Brains, bravery, beauty & a bona fide butt-kicker. #Marvel
pic.twitter.com/3xWosWJGEM — Ga-Black-tus (@RandyS0725) January 12, 2016Y'all remember Keesha from The Magic School Bus #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/0gNn5myfLy — Blerds Online (@BlerdsOnline) January 12, 2016Everyone wanted to be Kobe when they hit the layup. I wanted to be Vince #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/rkOLLXDafV — Blerds Online (@BlerdsOnline) January 11, 2016There seems to be a pattern of aliens being coded as black #BlackestCartoonCharacters Example; These lovable rocks. pic.twitter.com/1FLUsmogmT — LaNaria Allen (@LaenaeLove) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/29T6zedL8c — CLICK CL-ASH (@Ashsurely) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters *ahem* J'onn J'onzz, the #MartianManhunter. And he wasn't even human. #DCComics
pic.twitter.com/F2dDOYuCnf — Ga-Black-tus (@RandyS0725) January 11, 2016Bro could take your girl just off gp #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/JzzcxV2Tu7 — JOSHUA (@iRockJoshA) January 11, 2016RT @BlerdsOnline: Remember when Brain taught us all about Kwanzaa #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/jkphkJIqUt — Yvette Marie Stevens (@C_Michele1L) January 12, 2016@BlerdsOnline Ms. Grotke was SO woke #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/siNol4oIbp — JOSHUA (@iRockJoshA) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters can't forget my man static. pic.twitter.com/Bz4BAA49qu — Zion (@zion_rich) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/B2VfzhAKus — Victory (@EpFandemonium) January 11, 2016#BlackestCartoonCharacters Patti Mayonnaise pic.twitter.com/uebQWtowGW — nik lives (@shonenjumpoff) January 11, 2016 And who could forget the GOAT #BlackestCartoonCharacters... It's gets no blacker than The Boondocks.. #BlackestCartoonCharacters
pic.twitter.com/wcu9NdYK9D — Ramel (@itsRamel) January 11, 2016 Who were some of your favorite #BlackestCartoonCharacters? Tell us in the comments...
If you thought a legend like Denzel Washington was too big to pay attention to who’s running hip-hop these days, you better think again. In a hilarious interview with Jamie Foxx, Mr. Washington highlights his love for Cardi B.The clip begins with Washington talking about the amazing voice of Judy Garland. He starts singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” causing Foxx to chime in and jokingly change the lyrics to include Cardi B. Washington laughs before continuing the joke and adding a "Bodak Yellow" reference.“You think I don’t know,” Washington said before rapping the lyrics. “I give him whatever he want. He buy me Yves Saint Laurent and a new whip.”Uncle Denzel goes on to proclaim that he doesn’t just like Cardi, he loves her. Cardi has proven time and time again she has some of our legends checking for her. Now that’s lit.Liking this content? Check these out:Cardi B and Offset Welcome Their Baby Girl And Take Doing It For The Kulture To A New LevelCardi B Does It For The Kulture One More Time By Giving The Internet Another Classic '90s MemeCardi B Left 'Smiling Ear to Ear' After Will Smith Posts Sweet Message, Topped Off With An 'Okurr,' In Honor Of...
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!
Photo:Huffington Post What other protocols should be followed at a Black cookout that we missed? Post them below and share this list with your friends.
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,...