A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I

“We make spaces out of spaces where we were not intended to be. That’s what we do.” This is the first installment in a three-part oral history series on Black Twitter.

Source: Wired
Published: Jul 15, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,399 words)

TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

“TikTok, it turned out, was reminiscent of Vine in more ways than one. The common denominator of many of its viral moments is an unspoken partiality to Black cultural expression. It works like an accelerant.”

Source: Wired
Published: Aug 4, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,458 words)

Say What You Meme, Meme What You Say

“Memes born of the black diaspora and intended for black audiences — truly, for us and by us — personify a language composed of tongues unburdened by whiteness.”

Source: Fader
Published: Apr 27, 2017
Length: 5 minutes (1,499 words)