If you love our emails, tell somebody dammit. WYD is certified #000000—this stuff is Black. Like, Vantablack. Sidney Poitier in the heat of the night, Black. Black like Ben Carson’s reason for endorsing Donald Trump. Supercalifragilisticexpialiblackaf. Black like Vine!
WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS
Twitter tried, it, y’all—#RIPVine. Over the next few months, they’re phasing out our supreme repository of #BlackJoy. Pour a little out for our lost homies and reminisce about the good times. Like this time. And this time. And this time. And this time. And this time. And this time FOR LIFE.
The 76ers shut down Sevyn Streeter’s national anthem performance at their season opener on Wednesday night because homegirl showed up in a “We Matter” jersey. Say whuuuuuut? Then the internet heard about it. It was at that moment, the 76ers knew—well, you know. Stay shook.
WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?
Let’s go canvassing on the TL! Join our Thunderclap and help us clapback at state violence by letting folks know where their polling place will be on November 8th.
Get to know movement mover, shaker and poll taker Jessica Byrd. She’s the woman behind the scenes making our democracy go.
Speaking of democracy, y’all know early voting is a thing, right? Plenty of states have it. So if you got time, get down to your polling place and put some respeck on the ballot.
Remember when we told y’all we were making something special for you? It’s HERE. Kind of. Text VIP to 228466 for an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of our #WeBuiltThis video shoot!
BLACKITY BLACK: EXCELLENCE, JOY & MAGIC
Yesterday’s raid on water protectors and peaceful protesters at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline was straight up scandalous. But what is magical is the way our community continues to stand in solidarity with #StandingRock, #NoDAPL and #SacredStone. Check out this wish list and spread some love to the brave folks holding it down out there.
Petty couldn’t be more pretty—headphones UP for The #BlackJoy Mixtape! Amber J. Phillips and Jazmine Walker chop it up weekly from a Black feminist perspective and it’s just what the doctor prescribed! Here’s their newest episode: “White People Would Make Awful Slaves.” (Where’s the lie, tho?)
Anyway, we gotta go catch up on Atlanta.
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