Black Men Are Owning Their Narratives With #BlackMenSmiling and It's Everything
The black joy is palpable.
Black men across social media are challenging trite notions on black masculinity by sharing pictures of themselves flashing their pearly whites using the hashtag #BlackMenSmiling.
Following in the footsteps of the #BlackBoyJoy movement, #BlackMenSmiling is all about reclaiming the narrative, and we're absolutely here for it. Like seriously, can this trend everyday?
#Blackmensmiling you say https://t.co/qzT41o0hDA— Cool Breeze 🖤🥑 (@Cool Breeze 🖤🥑) 1517590531.0
The happiness is palpable and it's a delight to see these joyous photos flood our timelines. Check some out below.
I’m here for this hashtag #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/V03h9lyOLm— Byron Juane (@Byron Juane) 1517592062.0
You know I had to do it to em #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/pBZIkPR26o— Shahem . (@Shahem .) 1517596283.0
My brother Reuben. Always cheesing. Love him. #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/BfJCYss3cD— Jessica (@Jessica) 1517603354.0
I hate smiling but here is my contribution #BlackMenSmiling DMs open 😭😭😭 https://t.co/P9igjAEhWW— George M Johnson (@George M Johnson) 1517603173.0
Well, hey fam! This is a hashtag I could get behind. #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/TStMBRakif— Johnnie Harvey 🐉 (@Johnnie Harvey 🐉) 1517603210.0
Uh oh #BlackMenSmiling is trending? Go time 😂 https://t.co/e6ztysnES8— Rashad Avdol (@Rashad Avdol) 1517593008.0
#BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/w3JCiAyRcj— Broderick Hunter (@Broderick Hunter) 1517600405.0
Ive never been a fan of smiling in photos bc they feel fake to me but my smile is starting to grow on me… https://t.co/lYDLswsVeg— Montell Jordan in a Steve Harvey suit (@Montell Jordan in a Steve Harvey suit) 1517590354.0
Me and my brother #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/SFMsjAXJGA— TWO8G (@TWO8G) 1517591901.0
Moor Smiles. #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/KJTEo6I9pf— Chase N. Cashe (@Chase N. Cashe) 1517606455.0
#BlackMenSmiling! 😁 https://t.co/3fu8lbBuEA— Okayplayer (@Okayplayer) 1517606122.0
Why not? 🤷🏾♂️ #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/wKSpVmrKSV— S-OUT (@S-OUT) 1517593476.0
Barack Obama #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/Hy5Of9HmoA— AmyMaru ✨ (@AmyMaru ✨) 1517603336.0
#BlackMenSmiling me & my Bros. https://t.co/pcfAW6reXP— Israel Tutson (@Israel Tutson) 1517591067.0
Seeing the #BlackMenSmiling hashtag is awesome. I’m Enjoying the moment. https://t.co/TLfaZkzH0z— Ronald L. Milline (@Ronald L. Milline) 1517592731.0
My oldest. Love him 2 pieces. #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/52PbIuOK7Z— ChocolateBombshell (@ChocolateBombshell) 1517592639.0
Since #BlackMenSmiling is trending here is a photo I took of #BlackPanther star @ChadwickBoseman #TChalla https://t.co/LCATmfUpPr— The Extraordinary Xilla (@The Extraordinary Xilla) 1517591551.0
#BlackMenSmiling because I’m 35 and a student just told me Black don’t crack. Lol https://t.co/RQLjAscAq1— Rashad (@Rashad) 1517599386.0
#BlackMenSmiling never has a hashtag been a better fit for my life! https://t.co/6CswJR3S4d— Kevín (@Kevín) 1517591631.0
Not quite a man yet but still 😁💙 #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/5ulIlcXX5g— Avi 🌻✨ (@Avi 🌻✨) 1517599640.0
Let me do a lil ting. #BlackMenSmiling https://t.co/aXlue7ZwoJ— Uncle Zave 🤾🏾♂️🤟🏾🤙🏾 (@Uncle Zave 🤾🏾♂️🤟🏾🤙🏾) 1517600625.0
I always get to see #BlackMenSmiling . 😍😍😍😍 https://t.co/9hO845j7oq— Val Brown (@Val Brown) 1517591745.0