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Jay Connor Jay Connor Mar 04, 2019. 6 comments

GIPHY Debuts Collection of Black Ass GIFS Created By Black Ass Artists

GIPHY Debuts Collection of Black Ass GIFS Created By Black Ass Artists

While the concept of digital blackface is still very much worthy of discussion, diverse representation is just as important online as it is in our every day lives.

Thankfully, GIPHY—the world’s largest online database of GIFs—is keenly aware of their significant influence within the digital landscape, and has partnered with Refinery29 Unbothered to bless us all with some black ass GIFS that...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Jan 01, 2019. 1 comments

Kuumba & Chill: Netflix’s Doyenne Jasmyn Lawson Is Out Here Doing It for the Culture

Kuumba & Chill: Netflix’s Doyenne Jasmyn Lawson Is Out Here Doing It for the Culture

As we continue on our Kwanzaa trek this year, today we celebrate Kuumba, or creativity, a place where—let’s be frank—black folks excel. From Black Twitter to music of practically every genre; from comedy to cooking; from politics to fashion, we are nothing if not creative.

Kuumba is defined as: “To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful...

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Ashley Velez Ashley Velez Jun 22, 2017. 3 comments

Watch: Jasmyn Lawson Is Doing It for Black Girls at Giphy

Watch: Jasmyn Lawson Is Doing It for Black Girls at Giphy

Jasmyn Lawson is probably ghostwriting your favorite GIFs. No, really.

If you’ve ever used Giphy to find a GIF of Beyoncé or Joanne the Scammer, Jasmyn Lawson probably made it.

The self-described “GIF connoisseur” is the culture editor at Giphy, and she’s been leaving her mark all over its GIF library for over a year. GIFs are staples in everyday conversation, whether it be over text, Twitter...

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