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#DrawingWhileBlack Is an Online Celebration of Gifted Black Artists

Black artists around the globe shared their work this weekend on social media, using the hashtag #DrawingWhileBlack.

Black Twitter is the unspoken champion of social media. We can almost always count on the virtual community  to produce movements, threads and hashtags that keep us scrolling down our Twitter feeds for hours, often times in laughter and awe.

This weekend, that hashtag was #DrawingWhileBlack, which saw gifted black artists from various backgrounds getting their names out there and blessing our feeds with incredible paintings, drawings and other forms of visual art for the free—what more could we really ask for from social media?

The hashtag was created by Twitter user, Annabelle H, who mapped out the rules for #DrawingWhileBlack on her page last Wednesday.

The hashtag is a celebration of black artists, and their talent is seriously out of this world. Check out some of our favorites below.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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