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There are no smart Black Women on Twitter.
What? You think that’s a ridiculous statement? Well not if you’re Fast Company who just released their list of “25 of the Smartest Women on Twitter” and apparently couldn’t find one smart Black woman who made the cut. Well, BlogHer editor and TWiB host Feminista Jones was not amused and started the hashtag #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter. Within hours the hash was trending nationally with everyone weighing in with their lists of smart Black women they follow on Twitter.
“When I read the list of the Smartest Women on Twitter, I recognized a few names and there were women I personally admire. What I noticed immediately was that there were no Black women on the list. I was shocked because I follow so many bright, intelligent Black women, that I couldn’t understand the oversight. It seemed to me that this was yet another case of the invisible Black woman and I wanted to do something to shine a spotlight on the Smart Black women I know and follow on Twitter” – Feminista Jones
It would be impossible for us to list every smart Black woman on Twitter, but we wanted to share some highlights from the hashtag.
This is just a tip of the iceberg. Check out the hashtag for more. Who are some of your favorite #SmartBlackWomenOfTwitter? Let us know in the comments section.