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"What I discovered was the mischaracterization and wack deconstruction of ‘Black Twitter.’ It reinforced what people think about black people."
— Kimberly Ellis, commonly known as Dr. Goddess, talking false characterizations of Black Twitter in the media and its holistically positive influence from SXSW 2012: The Power of Black Twitter
"Behind that success is a story both unique and familiar in traveling between worlds both black and white, yet uniquely American."
Daniel Belton, on Baratunde Thurston’s book How To Be Black, and his SXSW keynote.
(Image: Harper Collins Publishers)
"Nollywood films allow Black people to choose roles that fully express their humanity."
Nigerian actress Ebbe Bassey, from Hooray for Nollywood: Behind the Scenes of the Nigerian Film Industry
Photo: Lonnie C. Major
President Obama and Michelle Obama join in the Pledge of Allegiance as the ceremony begins. The Obamas joined the proceedings to commemorate the largest such undertaking to reveal the contributions of African Americans to the world, at the opening of the new National Museum of African American History.