Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna will Co-star in Twitter-Inspired Film by Ava Duvernay and Issa Rae

By Sharee Silerio

We’re all aware of social media’s power and influence. It’s news. It’s commentary. It’s social change. It’s comedy. It’s movement-building. It’s error-correcting. It can be anything we want it to be.

Last month, #BlackTwitter demonstrated its power to make things happen with two tweets.

Twitter user @blaquepink shared this bomb photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o from 2014, which went viral.

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Twitter Just Helped This High Schooler Land A Major Opportunity With Jordan Peele

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Written by Tonja Renée Stidhum

We may have heard the adage, “you never know who’s watching,” but it’s true! Especially in today’s social media age, where people of influence are easily accessible -- just an @ or a retweet away. More often, we are seeing cases in which people are provided opportunities via social media that they otherwise wouldn’t be afforded.

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Black Mental Health Matters: Why We Need To Talk About It In The Black Community

For many of us, this year has been one to remember while, for others, it’s been purely heartbreaking.

Suicide has become somewhat of a “trend” on Facebook Live in the recent months.

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New Literary Subscription Box Features Book For Black Girls By Black Authors

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Written by Nikki Igbo of
Black girls throughout the world deserve to read books about themselves.

It is this notion and premise that inspired Maria Stuart to found and create Red.Blk.Grl, a monthly literary subscription box recently launched in April featuring young adult (YA) books written exclusively by Black authors and curated especially for Black girls. It is such a simple concept, but among the fast-growing number of literary subscription boxes available in the marketplace, Red.Blk.Grl truly stands alone with the goal of ensuring that Black girls are reading about characters whom they find culturally relatable and reflective of their own unique identities.

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Solange's Masterful Performance at Guggenheim Is 'An Ode To' Black Women

Solange performs "An Ode To," a stunning visual performance of her album 'A Seat At The Table.' Krisanne Johnson / Red Bull Content Pool

Written by Tonja Renée Stidhum

Solange Knowles graced the Guggenheim for a Red Bull Music Academy event that was billed as an “interdisciplinary performance piece and meditation examining themes from A Seat at the Table“—and it was masterful!

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