Twitter Is Celebrating Black History Month with This Unbelievable Hashtag

February 1st 2016

Taylor Bell

Today marks the first day of Black History Month and people are celebrating it in the best way possible. Forget the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, it's all about the hashtag #TwitpicTheBlackestPictureInYourPhone.

In a humorous way to kickstart the month-long celebration of Black culture, people are posting the "Blackest" picture in their phone to Twitter.

It all apparently started as a private conversation between two Twitter users. User @MelechThomas sent a photo he found on his phone and Twitter user @Nikki_T came up with the idea to use his caption as a hashtag.

And not before long, the internet caught on. People were posting pictures of some common things that black people love and experience.

Typically Black History Month is often a look back at the historical figures who have shaped and influenced the advancement of Black culture, such as Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass. But through these tweets, people can also get a personal glimpse into the lives and culture of black people.

As a Black person, I approve of all these tweets.