September 29, 2016
2016 has been the year of battling serious racial issues, but also the year of celebrating our culture and achievements.
We’re all familiar with the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic, which features beautiful black women and their accomplishments. We’re all for it because it shows our women in a positive light, especially during this turbulent time.
— BlackMotivatedWomen (@UMN_BMW) September 26, 2016
— GEM. (@ROZtheCreator) September 23, 2016
— Blavity (@Blavity) September 22, 2016
Since we live in a time where Black men are too frequently portrayed as “thugs,” we’re happy to say that our men can now follow suit! There’s a new hashtag #BlackBoyJoy, created by Chance The Rapper which features men of color showing off their happiness and carefree attitude.
— MTV News (@MTVNews) September 27, 2016
— KOF (@kofisiriboe) September 25, 2016
— Lolove ❤ (@LaurenRascoe) September 18, 2016
TELL US: What are your thoughts on portrayal of Black men in the media?