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

#RunningmanChallenge 😂 @jerrygunnz 🎥 By @malachi_variations IB By @Rah2bandz

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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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Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The annual Kennedy Center Honors are always a delight for the soul, boasting epic musical performances and heartfelt speeches. Thanks to Barack and Michelle Obama, these evenings have been a treat for the eyes over the last eight years, too.

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Michelle Obama’s Easter 2013 Outfit Is A Prabal Gurung Repeat (PHOTOS)

Easter fashion seems like a pretty great fit for Michelle Obama — the woman knows how to work florals.

For this year’s festivities, the first lady joined the rest of the first family for Easter services at St. John’s Episcopal Church wearing a lovely Prabal Gurung ensemble. The white dress and matching coat featured an oversized gray floral print (natch).

Think the dress looks familiar? That’s because FLOTUS wore it last June when she hosted former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at the White House. That time, Michelle added a silver belt and opted not to wear the coat. Two years before that, Michelle wore the same dress (sans belt) to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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