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Here are five things you may have missed on Twitter this week.
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
The #AMAs are teaching me that pop music today is basically the same ten people making songs in different combinations. -H
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) November 24, 2014
It always sounds like @pitbull is rapping even when he is talking #AMAs — AJR (@AJRBrothers) November 24, 2014
Watching the #AMAs Taylor Swift #ClassicTaylor @taylorswift13 https://t.co/Ymb0paXOiD
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) November 24, 2014
Iggy Azalea won Best Hip-Hop Album over Eminem and Drake… What did you do to this country, Obama? — Thanks Obama (@dangitobama) November 24, 2014
Jennifer Lopez looks amazing for someone who’s pushing 50, but that performance felt like I was watching my mom try to twerk #AMAs
— Leah O’Brien (@LeahFryOBrien) November 24, 2014
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
What really is happening in ferguson right now. Somebody call the zoo. The niggers have escaped. #FergusonDecision pic.twitter.com/x9jfkBJYEB — Kyle (@KBrowNyy) November 25, 2014
My dad was a prosecutor. I’m an attorney. I worked in the DA’s office. I’ve never seen a prosecutor work so hard to exonerate a killer. — Chris Sacca (@sacca) November 25, 2014
THIS AIRED 23 YEARS AGO. 23 YEARS AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED #FergusonDecision pic.twitter.com/d9fltx1VaW — King laviish (@KingLaviish) November 25, 2014
@LesliFrye wow… It’s humans like you that I personally fear. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/tOJ7EFNF5y — Jaxon Kloud (@Jvxon) November 25, 2014
Marching to Oxford Circus. Smoke everywhere. Police unprepared. Streets closed. Thousands here. #londontoferguson pic.twitter.com/VP1p51Ebt5 — Michael Segalov (@MikeSegalov) November 26, 2014
We now take the Manhattan Bridge in the name of #JusticeForMikeBrown pic.twitter.com/HdB9uQhK6Z — Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) November 26, 2014
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.
Let’s do this. #BlackoutBlackFriday pic.twitter.com/7Dwi3p70OY — Cassandra (@CassandraRules) November 28, 2014
One more. Watch this one if for no other reason than @terencenance‘s sharp filmmaking style. http://t.co/sLcFJ9rCl5 #BlackoutBlackFriday
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) November 28, 2014
This mall is getting shut down. Stores are closing. Hope you got what you needed #BlackoutBlackFriday #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/hJWbjF9XUz — handsupunited (@handsupunited_) November 28, 2014
This is why we are disrupting your shopping @deray: If only. West County. #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/5OvV4Zvbwt” #BlackoutBlackFriday
— handsupunited (@handsupunited_) November 28, 2014
West County Mall #ferguson #blackoutblackfriday #shutitdown https://t.co/TtAyeerdQV — midenpholife (@mi_den_pho_life) November 28, 2014
#Boycott Black Out Black Friday Boycott#Boycott #BlackoutBlackFriday #Boycott #BlackoutBlackFriday #FergusonThugs pic.twitter.com/lq1TMFGhqe
— Mary (@1DesperateMom) November 28, 2014
4. Rarely is there a dull moment when families gather together for Thanksgiving each year. #Thanksgiving
When you see someone from high school. #Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/kenRQE0rOw — Thrillist (@Thrillist) November 26, 2014
Do old people just wait until #Thanksgiving to ask the younger generation of their family EVERY technology question they’ve ever had? — refinery29 (@Refinery29) November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Dinner was drama-free until Uncle Floyd used gravy to write “Benghazi” in his mashed potatoes. That’s when all hell broke loose — dan mentos (@DanMentos) November 28, 2014
When ur at Thanksgiving dinner with ur girls family and she says “pass me the salt daddy?” And you and her dad reach for it at the same time — Josiah Carpenter (@J_Carp6) November 28, 2014
Aunt Jackie: Who made the Banana Pudding? *somebody in the room raises their hand*Aunt Jackie: Don’t Make It Again.#Thanksgiving — Sampson (@OfficialSampson) November 27, 2014
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
Just witnessed a woman have her trousers pulled down so another woman could beat her to a TV #BlackFriday — Emma Shackleton (@emmaaxlouise) November 28, 2014
The first rule for #BlackFriday shopping: pic.twitter.com/T4SsPZAr4N — Not Will Ferrell (@itsWillyFerrell) November 28, 2014
Poor woman in the headscarf didn’t stand a chance #BlackFriday https://t.co/8iDdX4EY7D — Austin (@AustinIsDeleted) November 28, 2014
This woman just won #BlackFriday in the UK http://t.co/ID5rkY3Zhm @dkaszor @noahlove @HuffPostUK pic.twitter.com/Bwyj26Y1Eq — James Martin (@ByJamesMartin) November 28, 2014
To anyone reading this: left arm’s severed above the elbow. Losing blood dead soon. Please get this toaster oven to my wife. #BlackFriday — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 28, 2014
BritishMumUSADecember 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 BlackDecember 2, 2014
That’s how you know they are showing their true selves. Otherwise, why would you post such hateful messages?
Rowena Rolala LovesDecember 1, 2014
What a news packed week! It’s really disturbing that there can be so much hate and ignorance out there.
The Girl Next Door is BlackDecember 5, 2014
Yes, while not surprising, it’s very disturbing.
JessicaNovember 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 BlackDecember 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.
teachezwellNovember 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.
The Girl Next Door is BlackDecember 1, 2014
Love and empathy. Empathy really seems to be lacking.