Hashtag: “Black Women Did That”
Twitter.com has birthed millions of trending topics and hashtags for people to share and get involved with. From funny antics to serious events, Twitter’s most popular hashtags have been viewed all over the world. The newest trending hashtag this Friday has been inspiring women of color all over. “Black Women Did That” has been rousing people, especially women, all over to share the many stories of pioneering African American women throughout history who’ve paved the way for others by breaking records and making sacrifices for the gain of others. This hashtag has been thriving on twitter giving credit to even young black women like 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer, who lands a million dollar account with her homemade lemonade; and no we’re not talking about Beyonce’s album this time guys! Although Beyonce has been mention in this hashtag for her many Grammys awarded, others like Bessie Coleman, Venus and Serena Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, one of my favs Josephine Baker, and even regular civilian women who are not put on the celebrity pedestal have all been shared through this hashtag for being great black women.
If you didn’t know, Janks Morton (Filmmaker), with others, holds a web series called Truths You Won’t Believe. In the latest episode Morton shares another fact about black women the media continues to ignore. Despite the stereotypes of African American women, we are breaking those misconceptions and striving better towards education. Janks says “In addition to half of all Black women ages 18-24 pursuing higher degrees, Black women are beating out ALL other groups, no matter the race or gender, when it comes to overall college enrollment”.
Check it out below:
Among other accomplishments, black women have been flourishing and haven’t been getting the credit they deserve, which is why this hashtag was well needed. With all of the odds against us we have shown we can get through anything, and the icing on the cake is we have become a trending topic for everyone to see how great we are. Congratulations to black women everywhere, YOU DID THAT!