Greetings, Tumblr! To the immediate left of the photo is @marsincharge and to the immediate right is @nukirk and together, we’re the co-creators of the #TheBlackout, the team behind the Shorty Award Nominated #Blackout and #Blackoutday! For the uninitiated, #Blackout is a tri-monthly call-to-action with a mission to celebrate and (re)define Blackness. It takes place on the 6th of every third month starting from March 6th! That means it happens on March 6th, June 6th, September 6th, and December 6th.  

We’ve been getting ready for our second anniversary on March 6th and are excited to announce that on Feb 6th starting at 2 PM EST / 11 AM PST, we get to have our turn at what Tumblr likes to call “Answer Time”! We’ll be answering questions about the hashtags and the Blackout’s goals and future. You can ask us anything at anytime, but we’ll be doing the most that day, so hit up our ask box here!

Can’t wait to answer your questions. 

P.S. - Check out our FAQ / Masterpost here 

Congratulations to my love @thatsthat24 on winning the Shorty Award for best YouTube comedian!! It has been such a joy to watch you in the process of transitioning from Vine (RIP) to YouTube and I couldn’t be more proud! Your creativeness, dedication and kindness precede you and I’m so glad you could get the recognition that you so rightfully deserve. Here’s to many more!


BTS Acceptance Speech @ the 9th Annual Shorty Awards

For all the people hearing and even saying that Nicole is toxic

This is the face that Nicole makes when Waverly says that she’s not sure if she wants to know the results of the DNA test, “But if I’m not an Earp, I have to [know].” In my mind, this is Nicole’s heart breaking a little bit and considering giving the results to Waverly. But right after, Waverly pulls her in to “distract” her, and Nicole doesn’t get a chance to tell her. Then the baby bash happens, and eventually things spiral out of control.

Like many others, I don’t believe that Nicole was going to withhold the information forever; she just couldn’t find the right moment to tell Waverly. I mean, why else would she be carrying the results around in her bag if she wasn’t going to tell her soon? Don’t get me wrong, I think that Nicole going through Waverly’s mail was an incredibly bad decision, and it truly was a huge invasion of privacy. But we all know that Nicole always has Waverly’s best interests at heart.

Misguided? Totally. But toxic? Absolutely not. I think they’re gonna make it through. And even if they don’t, they’ll always come back to each other.