Black Twitter’s been on a role lately. From setting the mainstream media straight on Queen Serena’s legacy, to straight up hijacking #WhiteGirlsDoItBetter, Black Twitter’s been showing up and showing out lately.

Tuesday, Black folks across the diaspora got together for a big ol’ virtual family reunion and #GrowingUpBlack was born. More than 600,000 tweets were sent, and while no one Black experience is the same, it’s hard to deny many of us share some pretty amazing—and hilarious—similarities.

Take a look at some of our favs.

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  • Niesha

    hahahaha!! all of this is soooo true…. I love being black.. No one else like us, we may be hated by most, but we have something special.. always have, always will..

    • Noirluv45

      We are hated because of the attributes you mentioned. :-D

    • [email protected]

      I agree. Goodnight Sister.

      Black is Beautiful.

    • Noirluv45

      Right back atcha, Truth.

    • [email protected]


  • BillipPhailey

    Did that cookie tin ever have cookies though? I remember the sewing supplies, but I don’t remember eating a damn cookie.

    “Hold your ear” for the hot comb.

    One of my grandmothers had that path and couch combo. Her couch plastic wasn’t loose, but hermetically sealed.

    • ” Her couch plastic wasn’t loose, but hermetically sealed.”

      She was official then. Did your granpa or uncle have a Crown royal bag that held random stuff too? Mind did lol

  • Pauline Kellam

    I know i’m late to this post, but reading these tweets had me hysterical. Some things never change. I still have the ever present giant jar of vaseline, (although I’m a body lotion junkie. At least it isn’t the brown kind, which means I’ve come up) the tin cookie “sewing box”, the drawer full of condiments, and a bunch of other things that I could name (but don’t have the time) that I’ve never given much thought to until called out in these tweets. One of my faves is the report card/death certificate tweet. Getting your education was real in my house. I remember my father saying, “Dat ‘port card betta be right or that’s your ass.” Most of these tweets were definitely part of my childhood which makes this walk down black memory lane all the more sweeter.

  • elle

    Wow…You remember putting on Vaseline before going to school and then playing kickball? You come inside looking like you were born from clay.

    • i mean

      Word. Anytime my mom said c’mere before school, I knew i was getting a palm full of vaseline all over my face.