Black women in these United States finally found their voice with #LoudBlackGirls movement! Thanks to Eric Garner’s daughter Erica!
Move over #BlackLivesMatter, #LoudBlackGirls has taken over. The hottest trending #hashtag on twitter right now is making big waves. Is #LoudBlackGirls the black women version of the Black Lives Matter movement? You couldn’t find a movie or TV show in the early and late 90s without seeing a black girl being loud, disrespectful or ‘ghetto!’ That was the trend, and that hasn’t changed at all in the 2000s.
Loud black girls on TV used to be about exposing and degrading black women. However, the new movement is changing all that. Black girls across the world, including the black celebrity sphere are changing the ‘derogatory’ phrase to a positive one. It’s now been used for black women who want to find their voice in a noisy and crowded society where no one is paying attention to what’s happening in the black community and to black women.
The #LoudBlackGirls movement, unfortunately, started with the death of a another black man; Eric Garner in the hands of racist police officers in 2014 in New York City and a dedicated daughter, Erica who keeps pushing for justice for her family and punishments for her father’s killers. Erica explained to the The Huffington Post how she was ‘silenced’ and ‘ignored’ when she asked President Obama about police killings of black men during his ‘open town hall meeting.’
Yo this town hall that presidential town hall #abc arranged is a farce. It was nothing short of full exploitation of Black pain and grief
— officialERICA GARNER (@es_snipes) July 14, 2016
‘It’s a shame as black people that we have to yell and become belligerent to have our voices heard,’ Erica said. After the news spread on social media; activist and and writer, Feminista Jones created a channel on Twitter and coined the hashtag #LoudBlackGirls. Black girls all over, including celebrities took the hashtag and ran with it; giving birth to the #LoudBlackGirls movement.