Twitter Users Celebrate #BlackOutDay To Promote Black Beauty And Pride

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Women on Top Feature Imag Mike Jones

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The movement started on Tumblr and ended up being the talk on Twitter and in the media: #BlackOutDay. Many online wondered, what exactly is it?  Was it a boycott against a show, network, or retail store? On Friday, it was all about celebrating the beauty of Blacks and combating the stereotypes displayed in the media. Created by Tumblr user, T’von who goes under the name Y.R.N. on the microblogging site, the 24-hour movement was created to observe the beauty inside and out of being Blacks with photographs and videos via blogging.  On #BlackOutDay’s official page, T’von revealed what inspired him to come up with the campaign. T’von explained:

I got inspired to propose Blackout day after thinking “Damn, I’m not seeing enough Black people on my dash”. Of course I see a constant amount of Black celebrities but what about the regular people? Where is their…

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