Here are five things you may have missed on Twitter this week.

Friday Five Weekly Twitter Roundup | The Girl Next Door is Black


1. Some of today’s hottest music artists performed at Sunday’s American Music Awards. Hosted by rapper Pitbull, the AMAs provided plenty of tweet fodder. #AMAs


2. On Monday, November 24, after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri elected not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the mood on Twitter was tense and reactions mixed. #FergusonDecision


3. In response to the Ferguson Decision, many took the protest to their wallets and participated in the anti-Black Friday, national day of activism. #BlackoutBlackFriday calls for those who support the fight against racial injustice to boycott shopping on Black Friday.


4. Rarely is there a dull moment when families gather together for Thanksgiving each year. #Thanksgiving 


5. The day after Thanksgiving in the US marks Black Friday – a day when people go Hunger Games on their fellow citizen in the name of shopping. This year, it’s not just Americans going bananas for electronics at reduced prices. #BlackFriday


What Do You Think?

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  • BritishMumUSA
    December 1, 2014

    WOW, It is unbelievable that people are OK with putting their unfiltered mind/mouth on social media!!! Disgusting! After traveling the world and being welcome all over the world, this disgusts me to the core. Thanks for sharing!

    • The Girl Next Door is Black
      December 2, 2014

      That’s how you know they are showing their true selves. Otherwise, why would you post such hateful messages?

  • Rowena Rolala Loves
    December 1, 2014

    What a news packed week! It’s really disturbing that there can be so much hate and ignorance out there.

  • Jessica
    November 30, 2014

    These are the best posts!! I’m in shock though over some of those racist tweets. It seems like incidents like this bring out people’s TRUE feelings, which are so scary. And I can’t believe those Black Friday videos, omg!!!! Insanity!

    • The Girl Next Door is Black
      December 1, 2014

      I’m glad that people are revealing their true feelings. I am glad they are also seeing there are consequences for their actions. I hope though, that they learn something other than not to say racist things online.

  • teachezwell
    November 29, 2014

    You sure captured a week that was. The racism in some of those posts was horrific. We sure need some love for one another. Yikes.