If you're familiar with Black Twitter, you're familiar with the rules: nothing is out of bounds.  Black Twitter tries (often unsuccessfully) to police itself, but in the end whether it be something as small as a Jay Z/Solange Knowles elevator fight or something as serious as Nelson Mandela's passing, Black Twitter and sensitivity are rarely seen in the same place at the same time.  Which is exactly why many of these reactions to the death of legendary poet and civil rights leader Maya Angelou are so surprising.  Black Twitter handling the loss of a prominent human rights figure with respect?  We're as shocked as you are.

R.I.P. Maya Angelou.  Your words, spirit, and love for humanity have warmed even the coldest of Twitter hearts.

 

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