#CarefreeBlackKids2k16 Hashtag Trends Following Deaths Of Philando Castile And Alton Sterling

This week has been the worst. Following the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of police, many people are exhausted, angry, and uncertain of what to do next. Thousands have mobilized, with protests popping up all over the country, while others have written letters to their representatives in the hopes of ending systemic injustice. Still others have logged off and remembered that in moments like these, sometimes what you need is a little self-care.

For some, however, what’s needed is a moment of levity and an uplifting, recently trending hashtag is offering just that. Heben Nigatu’s #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 is offering a little light in all of this darkness.


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