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Melanated Men and Women Flex Their Complexions With Hashtags: #BlackGirlsBreakTheInternet & #BlackBoysBreakTheInternet

That melanin though.

Now that the sun is consistently out with summer around the corner, melanated skin tones are officially on fleek. So black men and women took to Twitter over the weekend to flex their complexions with hashtags #BlackBoysBreakTheInternet and #BlackGirlsBreakTheInternet  (though I'd love it if next time we refer to ourselves as men and women instead of "boys" and "girls").


Started by Twitter user @durwhen on Friday night, her tweet spawned a big self-love fest because that melanin be poppin’ though. And it’s important as global anti-blackness seems to be at an all-time high, that we counter that negativity with the the positivity of these trending hashtags.

Take a look at some of the dopest ones, and consider getting in on the action—you can never be too late to the party, right?

Never to miss a party, the great purple, Prince, got in on the action posthumously.

And actress Yara Shahidi, who stars as Zoey on ABC’s sitcom ‘Black-ish,” didn’t miss the moment.

— Elsa. (@naturallyelsa) June 12, 2016

It was empowering.

Hey, don’t try to upstage us.

Gotta flex that versatility.

On the Internet, there’s no such thing as C.P.T....Let's keep this good thing going.

All complexions were fleekin'.

It was beautiful.

Twitter screenshot of Michael Jordan meme.

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