Three reasons Twitter was on fire yesterday. Day 15 of the challenges/31 Days of SAH

8:34 AM


Never underestimate the power of 140 characters. Or the power of random thoughts. Or sarcasm.

On August 14 while most of the country was confused yet as to why (yet relieved) the weather was suddenly several degrees cooler in most states, the Twitterverse was hot with trending hashtags, a bad joke about Harriet Tubman, and my hints about the next moves in my crazy life.  In fact, I had to get on Facebook to explain:
Posts on my biz page are automatically shared on Twitter.

But what I didn't know -- call me self-centered; it won't be the first time! -- is that two hashtags, #solidarityisforwhitewomen and #blackpowerisforblackmen were trending hard between lunchtime and bedtime, eastern time.

Let me try to explain this for anyone else late to the party: #solidarityisforwhitewomen refers to the amount of positive attention given to that particular group in comparison to other groups (i.e.: Kate Plus Eight versus Facebook rants about Black baby mommas). If you're thinking the same smart azz tweeting can be applied to Black men, the black movement and the media's attention to criminal justitce issues towards that group (really, what if Trayvon was a girl?), you're right: #blackpowerisforblackmen was born as a result.

Here is what you've missed:

Before you brothas get your briefs in a wad, may I refer you Russel Simmons' sharing of a "joke", a Harriet Tubman sex tape skit?! Offensiveness aside, Russ is too damn old for the shenanigans. Or is he: men will be men, right? SMH

Were you on Twitter yesterday? Leave your handle in the comments so I can follow you. Find me at plugging the hell out of the blog and the new book, in 140 characters or fewer.

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  1. Great post as usual. I love the topics and cannot wait until your book comes out. Keep up the good work.