18 Times Black People Broke The Internet In 2016

18 Times Black People Broke The Internet In 2016

Black people, yet again, had a remarkable influence on the internet this year.

From taking stances for social justice to creating viral challenges that kept us entertained, black social media users proved just how influential their power is. They raised awareness about police brutality with #BlackLivesMatter, provided education on mental health issues with #YouGoodMan and gave us some much-needed laughter with memes galore.

Relive some of the good that came out of 2016 with these 18 times black people won the internet.

#RunningManChallenge

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After high schoolers Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall began posting videos of themselves doing a revamped running man to Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo,” the challenge took the internet by storm. It even landed the teens a spot on “The Ellen Show” and a $10,000 scholarship.

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Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele

Grammy Nominations 2017 Include Beyoncé And Adele

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Awards season is about to begin and music’s biggest night will be here before you know it. On Tuesday morning, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

Last year’s Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, got things rolling by revealing the general field awards on “CBS This Morning,” and more nominations were announced throughout the day.

Beyoncé leads with nine nominations, while Drake and Rihanna follow close behind with eight each. Meanwhile, Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven awards and Adele earned herself five noms.

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The Obamas Light Their Last Christmas Tree As The First Family

The Obamas Light Their Last Christmas Tree As The First Family

U.S. President Barack Obama (R), joined by first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), their daughter Sasha (2nd R) and emcee Eva Longoria (L), reacts after pressing a button to light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, U.S. December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Barack Obama (R), joined by first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), their daughter Sasha (2nd R) and emcee Eva Longoria (L), reacts after pressing a button to light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, U.S. December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The Obamas lit up the start of the holiday season for their last time as the first family of the United States, and they did it with the help of a few sparkling friends.

A parade of celebrities joined Michelle, Sasha and President Barack Obama on Thursday to ring in the season during the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House’s President’s Park.

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