Black Twitter’s Final Act During The Obama Era

Black Twitter has won so much this year already, that we know great things are in store for 2017. Now, we know it may not look or feel like it. After all, we lost a lot in 2016: Natalie Cole, Maurice White, the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, Phife Dawg, Prince, Herb Kent, Doug Banks, the list goes on and on.

But if we haven’t learned anything else from Barack Obama as our President, we’ve learned that hope always rises to the top. Not because it’s some ethereal, far-in-the-distance goal, but because we have the ability to create a new hope within ourselves every single day. It’s that power in the face of terrorism, that boldness, that audacity, that allows us to rise every single day. It’s a power that he reminded us in his final request to us as the leader of the Free World:



For that, Obama, we thank you. And for what could be its final act during the Obama Era, Black Twitter, sent out the coolest and smartest President we’ve ever known with some of the most sincere and honest posts we’ve ever seen.

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And of course, the greatest sendoff of all came from his wife, Michelle Obama.


Melissa Kimble is the Senior Social Media Manager for the EBONY brand. An advocate for Black Creatives via #blkcreatives, you can connect with her on Twitter at @Melissa_Kimble.

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