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This (Month) in Black Twitter: Looking back on memorable moments during Black History Month

Our weekly digest This Week in Black Twitter details the happenings on Black Twitter and cultural conversations on the web. Today, we have a special edition, focusing on the most memorable moments on Twitter during Black History Month. 


1. It may be Black History Month, but Beyonce news has been dominating the timeline.

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First, Queen B caused a frenzy when she announced she was pregnant — with twins — on Instagram. (Best kick-off to Black History Month ever.) According to reports, her photo was the most-liked Instagram picture of all time, with more than 10 million likes, surpassing a 2016 post by Selena Gomez.

Then the singer performed "Sandcastles" and "Love Drought" while pregnant at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.

Yes, indeed.

Even though "Formation" didn't win Album of the Year and Beyonce recently canceled her Coachella performance, it has still been a great month for the Carter family.

2. Speaking of the Grammys, Chance The Rapper shined on stage, showing off his #BlackBoyJoy while performing songs off the "Coloring Book." The independent artist made history when he won the first Grammy for a streaming-only album.

3. In a tweet about Black History Month, Vice President Mike Pence took the time to commemorate Abraham Lincoln for submitting "the 13th Amendment, ending slavery, to the states."

Typically during Black History Month, you celebrate black people and their contributions to society. And Twitter really let him have it, with .

President Donald Trump was also roped in after his comments about Frederick Douglass earlier in the month.

"Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice," Trump said via The Washington Post, speaking as though Douglass was still alive.

As though things weren't already looking bad for the Trump administration, the Education Department misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois' name in a tweet, drawing much criticism and ridicule.

Especially when there was a typo in the department's apology.

4. #HurtBae offered a hard but real lesson in relationships (right around Valentine's Day no less).

In a video by Conde Nast Entertainment's The Scene, a woman named Kourtney Jorge confronted her ex-boyfriend Leonard Long III, who admitted to cheating. The worst part? When Jorge asked how many times he cheated on her, Long said, "I wasn't counting."

Can you imagine? So naturally the Twittersphere lost it.

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5. In a happier glimpse of relationships on Twitter, #POCinLove celebrated diverse relationships.

And with #BlackGaySlay, black people within the LBGTQ community celebrated themselves and all their slayage.

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