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Twitter Has Killed Off One Of The Biggest Platforms For Black Culture

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Twitter Has Killed Off One Of The Biggest Platforms For Black Culture

When Twitter announced Thursday that it was shutting down its video service Vine, the news sent a good many people into a state of shock, sadness and fury. 

While some celebrated the app by remembering the best Vines ever made, others praised Vine for the way it’s helped amplify the voices of countless marginalized people. In particular, many folks on Twitter noted how the end of…

Please read original article Twitter Has Killed Off One Of The Biggest Platforms For Black Culture posted on Huffington Post on 27 October 2016 | 2:46 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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