Black twitter is a force, an identity that focuses primarily on issues affecting the black community. It cannot be well understood by those who are not a part of it. It describes a large community of black twitter users, their loosely coordinated interactions most of which become trending topics due to the interconnectedness, network size and their unique activity.
Black twitter was responsible for drawing the attention of the entire nation to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson in August 2014. The witnesses to his killing broke the news via twitter and in no time, the accounts of what had happened had spread through twitter with the hashtags #MikeBrown and #Ferguson.
Other popular black twitter hashtags include #YouOKSis which raises awareness of the harassment in the streets, #IAmJada that calls for solidarity of sexual assault victims, #BringBackOurGirls that focuses on the abduction of the schools going girls in Nigeria and #BlackLivesMatter that adds voice to the much needed reform in the police departments.
Black twitter has used its power to launch different campaigns that criticize different incidences of racial tone deafness common cross the media.
The year 2015 saw the release of yet another epic album from one of the most talented American rappers. “To Pimp a Butterfly” was released on March 15 2015 by Aftermath Entertainment and Top Dawg Entertainment while Interscope Records distributed it.
The album received two nominations during the 58th Grammy Awards: Album of the Year Award and Best Rap Album Award, winning the latter. Previously, the lead single “i” had won the Best Rap Song Award and Best Rap Performance during the 2015 ceremony. The song, “These Walls” won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award. Out of the four nominations that included the Song of the Year and the Best Music Video Awards, “Alright” won the Best Rap Performance Award and the Best Rap Song awards.
This album is very similar to Nas Untitled album which focuses on the life of a African American citizen. Like Nas in the song project, Roach portrays the black man as a long-lasting yet unwanted pest. In this album, Kendrick comes off with keeping faithful to the culture and also loving one’s self. This album draws contrasts and similarities from the various other classics that came before it.
Liars, cheaters, and all the drama of a classic Maury Povich talk Show moments come out in this hilarious video interview with The Breakfast Club. Maury shares from his 18 years on daytime TV with memories from some of the funniest episodes. Those familiar stories of someone going to jail, cheating with family, and the ever-popular paternity tests are brought to hilarious life as Maury delivers his famous raunchy talk show persona.