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This photo taken Aug. 11, 2013 shows Kimberly C. Ellis talking about Black Twitter at Freedom Corner in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Black Twitter is a small but growing corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up 140 characters at a time. Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics. But don't get it twisted. Black Twitter can turn activist quickly. (Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP).

This photo taken Aug. 11, 2013 shows Kimberly C. Ellis talking about Black Twitter at Freedom Corner in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Black Twitter is a small but growing corner of the social media giant where an unabashedly black spin on life gets served up 140 characters at a time. Black Twitter holds court on pretty much everything from President Barack Obama to the latest TV reality show antics. But don't get it twisted. Black Twitter can turn activist quickly. (Photo by Gene J. Puskar/AP).

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When a U.S. jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of a black teenager, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, making fun of the fear that Dunn testified he felt before opening fire on a carful of teens at a convenience store.