When the #DangerousBlackKids Viral Revolution sparked by our Dream Defenders fades from our socially-conscious side-eye, I want to remember we were there to engage and partake of its relevance and ABSOLUTE beauty!
Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends took to Twitter in mass on February 16-17 following the Jordan Davis/Michael Dunn Trial verdict to show America just who our brown and black children REALLY are!
And let me tell you, NEVER has the Twittersphere — black or white — been in such silent-awe and NEVER have our kids shined brighter!:)
No need for me even to attempt to define Black Twitter, when Soraya Nadia McDonald of the Washington Post did it so splendidly!:
Black Twitter is part cultural force, cudgel, entertainment and refuge. It is its own society within Twitter, replete with inside jokes, slang and rules, centered on the interests of young blacks online — almost a quarter of all black Internet users are on Twitter.
There’s no password. The only entry fee is knowledge. If you’ve spent time steeped in black culture, whether at a historically black college or university or in the company of friends or family, you will probably understand the references on Black Twitter.
I’ve witnessed some pretty amazing Black Twitter feats! BT was instrumental in mobilizing around getting George Zimmerman charged in the Florida shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin and 100% responsible for getting Zimmerman Juror #B37’s book deal squashed!
When @DylanByers decided to question the “intellectual cred” of Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Atlantic) and asserted the African American community was lacking of Thought Leaders, I couldn’t resist joining in the #PoliticosBlackIntellectuals ego-whooping Dylan was served — and encouraging several AAGSAR Tribe Members (Tracey and True) to join me!:)
These are just my beautiful #DangerousBlackKids. Spend some time marveling at the many others!:)
A force to be reckoned with for sure!