Why everyone should be paying attention to Black Twitter

Black Twitter has been making noice both online and offline for quite some time now. We (that is, white and non-Black people of color) just havent been listening. Activists at SXSW discussed Black Twitter and all the power that it holds. Black Twitter has leveled the playing field, it has created access and equal opportunity and equity for peoples whose voices have long been silenced and ignored. That is where the true power is, author, activist, and social worker Feminista Jones said at the SXSW panel “We Tried to Tell Yall: Black Twitter As A Source.” At another panel on the influence of Black Twitter on “Hollywood, politics, and brands,” activist Kimberly Ellis, also known as Dr. Goddess, echoed the …