*The Internet is home to many communities formed by shared interests and beliefs but none of them have the cohesiveness that is found in Black Twitter.
The online community, which links African Americans and other members of the Black Diaspora with each other, serves as an example of what can be achieved when voices are raised in unison.
It also shows how a community can benefit from an evolving dialogue among itself. Because of Black Twitter, no black person has to feel alone in his struggle.
Struggle, however, is not the sole reason for this loose community to exist. Black Twitter was necessitated by the over-whelming whiteness of online spaces. Its existence was inevitable. In a social climate where black people’s point of view is ignored or misconstrued, black folks have resisted by speaking their truth to power – whether it is by art, literature, music or protest. A part of the black struggle is to keep the struggle itself visible. Understanding the power of online platforms, black folks galvanized to become that visible force.