From flawlessly decorated graduation caps to swag surfin’ at commencement ceremonies, the current class of black millennial college graduates are notoriously lit! Adding to this trend, two grad school graduates started hashtag movement, #BlackAndHooded to celebrate graduates who have achieved advanced degrees. Created by Indiana University alumnus Anthony Wright and Columbia University alumnus Brian Allen, what began as a tweet has now aggregated thousands of graduation photos across social media.Representation! Graduating black masters/doctoral students please use #BlackandHooded to share and archive your accomplishments #Classof2017
pic.twitter.com/1ETzPUO7aR— Ant (@AyyoAnt) April 26, 2017
In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wright shared his motivation for starting the hashtag. “Seeing people like you in any educational or professional space is important in planting the seed of believing you can be there, and by using the hashtag across social media platforms, I sought to create a large pool of that representation across regions, institution types and areas of interest,” he said. 55 years ago, this wouldn't have happened at the University of Mississippi. Mr. James Meredith..... If it were not for you, we would not be where we are today. Thank you for fighting for our rights. Because of you, we can. And I am forever grateful. We are #BlackAndHooded. Nobody can take that away from us. Now, it's our turn to make a difference. #BlackHistory #BlackMagicA post shared by Dannie (@dannieantionette) on May 15, 2017 at 6:35pm PDT Wright and Allen shared that another motivation for the campaign was to change the stereotypes associated with black people in hoodies. #BlackAndHooded 🎓A post shared by 👑 Janine aka J9 👑 (@prosperluv) on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:09am PDT We see you grads out here. Keep up the good work. B.S. Electrical Engineering '14M.S. Electrical Engineering '16#Blackandhooded
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Ya'll. 45 continues to be on one. The Tweeter-in-Chief struck again just after midnight puzzling the general public, then going viral, with a new word: "covfefe". While it's believed that the intended word was actually "conference", the typo quickly became a substitute for any tagline, phrase, or situation twitter could imagine.As a 2007 hook.WANNA KNOW WHAT WE SAY IN THE CLUB?#COVFEFE!!!!!
WHITE FOLKS GANGSTAS AND THE THUGS?#COVFEFE!!!! pic.twitter.com/zKrcHbekOI— Miss Nona (@RedBeKnowing) May 31, 2017A definition? Nah, we don't do those."Your word is COVFEFE""Can I have the definition please?"Trump: pic.twitter.com/vw7hZhfFnW— Legends (@LegendsofCH) May 31, 2017Reading between the (misspelled lines).This is #covfefe translated from Russian. pic.twitter.com/1Im7ZzLO0Y— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017Imagining how (our) President Obama was taking it. "Covfedeeznu..." pic.twitter.com/ecXYoTHrZ1— Herbo (@HerbMcDerb) May 31, 2017In the alternate universe that The Donald lives in. you used to call me on my covefefe pic.twitter.com/Aq3r6lrKEa— king crissle (@crissles) May 31, 2017And ultimately hitting the nail on the head. Many called for Obama's college transcripts questioning his intelligence, yet a white Dude tweets #covfefe and ....? pic.twitter.com/CfnWa2oAhQ— Sara Spector (@Miriam2626) May 31, 2017And while any of us who collect a paycheck at least attempt to look over writing before sending it off, obviously Twitter fingers can't be bothered. It should be noted that in the time I've been writing "covfefe" since this incident spell check has tried to correct it, so we have to ask if Donny is out here tweeting in the night with his autocorrect disabled? Probably. Nothing covfefes us...
The allure of Rihanna knows no limits. From Hollywood A-lister's to OVO superstars, the bajan beauty has no shortage of suitors willing to risk it all for just a moment of her attention. Whether it’s her talent, beauty, or her heroic levels of IDGAF, Rih possesses that certain something - that je ne sais quoi that leaves admirers spellbound and converts fans into stans. When a fan captioned footage of Trey Songz seductively serenading a female fan during a concert performance: “FELLAS, this your girl, wyd?” The question quickly made the rounds on Twitter.FELLAS, this your girl, wyd? pic.twitter.com/dhJRpn8mhD— Duff🥀 (@joyceeeeeeey) May 22, 2017
Somehow, totally unsolicited and completely unprovoked, Rihanna’s name got thrown in the mix as folks weighed in on what they would do if their man was invited onstage by the superstar. The scenarios were hilarious! Ladies, Rihanna pulls y'all man to the stage like this wyd? pic.twitter.com/3etu6EW9BU— 🇸🇩Forest Whitker (@Apoybali) May 27, 2017
I mean, is it even a question? If Rihanna called me on stage this how Ima look at my girl before I fake jog up there pic.twitter.com/l5u79njHUC— bro in the girbauds (@_ChickenGeorge) May 27, 2017
No disrespect but… Me walking pass my girl after Rihanna just called me on stage" pic.twitter.com/yYuI4qvWYh— DJ Hennessy (@HypebeastRelly) May 28, 2017
Deuces will be chucked. How you got look at ya girl when Rihanna call you on stage. pic.twitter.com/Xl9vAd7gKK— 💡 (@__mvrk) May 28, 2017
Nobody is mad at this scenario When Rihanna calls my man up on stage and he looks to me for confirmation that he can go pic.twitter.com/ChDMUfpgPM— Taylor Reneè (@Ebony_QT) May 29, 2017
But even if you tried to get an attitude... If my girl try to stop me from gettin to the stage after Rihanna called me up pic.twitter.com/wqS4ggXcGh— Vinny (@Mr___Spacely) May 28, 2017
You might have to take this L though. Rihanna call my man on stage and I'm knocking him tf out and running up there my damn self.— gemini angel (@littledonut18) May 28, 2017
Who knows, if #BlackTwitter can successfully get a Rihanna movie green lit, maybe she'll start calling fans on stage and make their dreams come...
If you're dating in New York City—or any major city for that matter—sometimes it can feel like a bad joke; one filled with flaky suitors and late night "hey stranger" texts. This is why this is the only time you can strike the comparison between Melania Trump's recent virality, with your lived experience. Before we progress with the shenanigans, let's make it absolutely crystal clear that this does not mean it's time to acknowledge and/or embrace everyone else's first lady or 45th. This simply means that Black Twitter (thank God), has turned a very sad situation into a comedy. Whether or not we are witnessing the devolution of the presidential legacy our dear Barack and Michelle have left behind is an entirely different issue. So if we must watch this legacy come to a skidding halt, we might as well laugh.I think Crissle's tweet about this sums up my sentiments exactly: I love this but Melania Armitage aint gon fool me. 🙅🏾 https://t.co/CzhM0fjLym— king crissle (@crissles) May 22, 2017Melania, by a stroke of luck, managed to impress us all and (dare I say) made us laugh, thinking about the painful moments from our dating lives. Look back on these moments with a glass of wine and be glad they're over with.1. When they try to be affectionate in public, but #yalldontgotogetherlol watch melania's hand pic.twitter.com/hQ2FGZL2Q4— jordan 🌹 (@JordanUhl) May 22, 2017But sir/ma'm/you, we've already established that we don't go together. Keep your affection to yourself, please. Otherwise known as "the moment you have to let them know that you want to keep things casual."2. They invited you, but they ask to "split the bill" on a dateSo you're in the business of inviting people outside of their homes, with little to show for it? And to think you ordered an appetizer just to be gracious. Can we just not call it a date then? 3. When you convinced yourself to go, but they're lateSo, basically, you left the warmth of your bed, slayed your brows, combed your beard or laid your edges for nothing. And just when you're about to call your Uber, they finally decide to show up? 4. It's the first date and they act a little too sprung@DaniellaMicaela Nope, still not touching you pic.twitter.com/r1PBmRfbbl— Mark Gongloff 🗽 (@markgongloff) May 23, 2017Backup, just a little. Or a lot.5. You find out they take relationship advice from Tyrese and Steve HarveyIf they say anything that could easily be in a chapter of "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man," you should just excuse yourself from that entire situation. Only heartache, slut shaming and strict gender roles can come from this situation. Don't play yourself.6. When you compliment his #Romphim, but he insists on calling it a "one-piece"Is your masculinity so fragile that we can no longer call it how we see it?7. You see your other bae at the spot, but you're out with someone elseThe true test of a savage is if you decide to speak to them or not. If so, you should answer the "who is that?" or the "oh, you on a date?" with blatant amnesia or deflect. For example, the "Who them? Nah, it's not like that," is a solid go-to.If y'all don't go together, none of the above is required. Live your life! 8. Bad table manners This isn't about knowing which fork on your plate is for the salad. Even if you aren't a stickler, the following are a definite no: Chewing with their mouth open, talking while chewing their food, being on their phone the whole time or talking about their ex way too often.9. They think you owe them a kiss at the end of the dateFrom personal experience, don't let them walk you to your door or take you back to your place. This is just as annoying as that person you went on one date with, and they always seem to want a hug when you see them. So rather than embarrass them, you oblige. But now isn't the time for that! The genius of Melania's flick of the wrist is that it can easily be disguised as a weird spasm rather than shade. So, while many of us saw the beauty in this moment, the White House will maintain the facade. But we know better! Sometimes it just doesn't make sense to front like you're comfortable. Sometimes you have to show them that hands get snatched back every day with the quickness, just like...
Redbone, the breakout single from versatile artist Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), has gotten the remix treatment via the ever creative genius of twitter. The song has been pretty inescapable since its release, so it's only fitting for them to be reimagined in these super real life situations. (truthfully some of us may have already heard this song in these scenarios...) When you slip away from the turn for a little privacy.What Redbone would sound like while you're making out in the bathroom of a house party pic.twitter.com/1X4T7jFvZc— chloé (@chloestixx) May 14, 2017"You haven't seen your barber in 12 years." Good one.What redbone would sound like if you were in a roast sesh in a bathroom at a house party pic.twitter.com/DV9PsfjVLN— cvnvs (@KevinCanas) May 23, 2017Clever.What Redbone would sound like in jpeg pic.twitter.com/lymM5CAd8u— Ernest (@Nwanu) May 23, 2017Been there. Please stop.What Redbone would sound like if you were standing in line for the bathroom next to a guy whos only heard it once but still sings along pic.twitter.com/GpUxUzh5Kt— Ian Crumley (@iancrumley) May 24, 2017"Where's the lamb sauce?"what redbone would sound like if u were in the dining room of gordon ramsays hells kitchen pic.twitter.com/XzFOfNNIg0— young sosa (@chulomang) May 23, 2017....ouch.What Redbone would sound like if it wasn't a ripoff of a much better song pic.twitter.com/YysmStJfOB— Malnaaier Carey (@PanicAtTheSisqo) May 24,...
Thanks to social media, it’s easier than ever to promote your talent and get noticed. Have you ever heard of Musical.ly? It’s a video platform that claims to “connect individuals to a vibrant and highly-engaged community of content creators.” One of its users, Isaiah Howard also known as @IsaiahXavier10, has made the transition to Twitter and his skills have everyone shook.In the following video, Howard lip-syncs his way through “Addicted to My Ex” by M-City J.r. But it's his slick directing and editing skills that have the internet buzzing.
Live footage of us reacting to this movie magic. The video spread like wildfire. He even impressed the director of the upcoming Star Wars sequel, The Last Jedi.All the love isn't lost on Xavier. He wants you to know there's more where that came from!@strainful Thanks 🙌🏾🔥 I have a ton more vids
Stay tuned. We haven’t seen the last of this young man....
Bill Cosby recently broke his silence regarding the myriad of rape allegations against him and his upcoming trial. Without hesitation, I clicked the Twitter trend to see just what exactly was going down. I lasted maybe 3 minutes before realizing I might have to avoid social media during the Cosby trial for the sake of my sanity.Social media commentary on topics like Bill Cosby is...never easy. But if you think you'll be joining in on the inevitable Twitter trends, here are some things to avoid:Blame towards black womenTweets that ask black women to "choose" between their blackness and their gender identity Generalized negative statements against women of other ethnicities (ex. That’s why you should never trust a [insert race] woman!)Use of the cultural value of a TV show to downplay accountability Unfounded conspiracy theoriesSelective belief in the justice system to prove a pointReinforcement of patriarchal ideals and rape cultureThere will be more than enough think pieces on Bill Cosby. There will be more than enough opportunities to dialogue. But before you hit "post", pause and make sure you're not about to be that Twitter...
Making that transition from child star to a well-respected adult entertainer can be difficult for many. Many celebrities can't find that thin line between "being corny" and "doing way too much." Over the years, we've watched Bow Wow grow up in an industry that doesn't have a problem calling you out. Hell, they'll call out their own mama if she doesn't come correct. It doesn't help that social media is waiting for that exact moment for you to slip up and throw you to the vultures.Bow Wow has recently been on a press tour, promoting We TV's newest series, Growing Up Hip Hop ATL. On his trip to New York yesterday to make an appearance at the Wendy Williams Show, Bow Wow decided to flaunt his means of transportation for all his followers to see.No biggie right? Celebs fly on private jets all the time especially when they have to hit multiple cities in a day. It was all good until Bow Wow was spotted, on a PJ but a commercial flight like a regular person. Twitter user @Al_Khee exposed Bow in a side by side tweet, simply asking: who's man's is this?Lmfaooooo who's mans is this @smoss?! pic.twitter.com/MHDvIcMppG— Osama Bin Drinkin'🥃 (@Al_Khee) May 9, 2017Photo: redditThe tweet has since collected over 26,000+ retweets and birthed the hashtag of the week, #BowWowChallenge, teaching us how to live your best life for the 'gram when your bank account doesn't match up.Do you want to take a vacation? No problem.On vacation in Hawaii #bowwowchallenge
pic.twitter.com/E2TOCdfUvI— Patrice Pannell (@patricepannell5) May 10, 2017Want to show off your bae? Go head girl.With my man 😘 #bowwowchallenge
pic.twitter.com/NyaUQXJaot— Patrice Pannell (@patricepannell5) May 10, 2017Pushing that big body whip? Gotta keep it clean by any means.Blessed 🙏 My new ride at the car wash. #BowWowChallenge
pic.twitter.com/unoT3kQWeU— Antonio (@antologies) May 10, 2017It's lit!RT @whyalwaysmark: Lmao RT @JoshuaKaufman18: About to turn up, y'all! #bowwowchallenge
pic.twitter.com/28rpT6pOGD— FOH.™ (@_PettyCrocker) May 10, 2017
Don't let anyone hold you back from living the life you deserve, my friends.
This is the original #bowwowchallenge. pic.twitter.com/YHA0ZPIMFp— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) May 10, 2017
Whether Bow Wow does have a private jet or not, he got caught in a lie and if he doesn't know by now, on Twitter, jokes win over facts everyday b.The only person having a worse day than James Comey is Lil Bow Wow.— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 10, 2017Feel better,...
After diving head-first into hip-hop culture raking in millions with her 'edgy' hip-hop influenced sound, Miley Cyrus is now making headlines for another reason. The 24-year-old "inventor" of twerking (we're kidding y'all) is now coming under fire for criticizing the music genre that she once so aggressively embraced. Photo: GiphyIn a recent interview with Billboard, Cyrus, who was once described as "rap's muse," revealed that she no longer listens to hip-hop music. "I can’t listen to that anymore," she said. "It was too much “Lamborghini, got my Rolex, got a girl on my c*ck” — I am so not that."Photo: TwitterIn the same breath, the singer acknowledged the contributions of rappers like Kendrick Lamar. "I also love that new Kendrick [Lamar] song ["Humble"]: 'Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretch marks.' I love that because it's not "Come sit on my d*ck, suck on my c*ck. I can’t listen to that anymore." All we have to say is.... Photo: giphySo after years and years of masquerading through black culture and rap music, now all of a sudden she can't listen to the lyrics -- even after having vulgar (and in most cases, even more vulgar) lyrics than the ones she cited. Okay Miley. Whatever.Photo: GiphyLet's not forget that Nicki warned us.Photo:...