What Had Happened Was: 2/23/17
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On Sunday, Savannah State University’s cheerleading team became the first HBCU (historically black college or university) to win the national cheerleading title when the one-man, 12-woman, all-black unit took first place at the CheerSport Nationals in Atlanta.
The school received a tremendous amount of love from fellow HBCUs, as well as Bring It On star Gabrielle Union, who shouted the team out on Twitter on Monday.
Savannah State cheer squad wins first place at CheerSport Nationals, marking the 1st time an HBCU squad has ever won https://t.co/xijj0SOU40
— Global Grind (@GlobalGrind) February 22, 2017
CHEER: Congratulations to the Savannah State cheerleaders on winning a national championship at the @CHEERSPORTCorp Sunday. #HailSSU pic.twitter.com/HvkkIkJlq3
— SSU Athletics (@SavStateTigers) February 20, 2017
Savannah State University becomes the first HBCU to win the National Cheerleading Award! https://t.co/8Eh2PYRmms #BlackHistory pic.twitter.com/ZwHcoFQq2k
— ESSENCE (@Essence) February 22, 2017
Congratulations to Savannah State for being the 1st HBCU to win the National Championship at CheerSport. 🥇pic.twitter.com/zG6QwHrZqT
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) February 20, 2017
Savannah State becomes first HBCU to win national cheerleading award https://t.co/kGyhvMH4cP pic.twitter.com/Eh2BOWx2BV
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) February 22, 2017
💪💪💪💪🔥🔥🔥🔥❤❤❤ #TheyBroughtIt https://t.co/oHbj4KBNlM
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 20, 2017
. @JordanPeele's 'Get Out' Scores Rare 100 Percent on Rotten Tomatoes https://t.co/TWbrm1FqJt #movies #horror @GetOutMovie pic.twitter.com/4P7z8Jl1z0
— We Are Wakanda (@WeAreWakanda) February 22, 2017
The Harvard Foundation has named @rihanna the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year https://t.co/yEB8Ov4xhK
— Harvard University (@Harvard) February 22, 2017
Thoughts are with the #WaterProtectors today. #NoDAPL#WaterIsLife #StandingRock #IStandWithStandingRock pic.twitter.com/CWVoaVDD1u
— Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) February 22, 2017
Standing Rock is on fire. Coming into camp, structures are ceremonially burned by the water protectors, who anticipate a police raid today. pic.twitter.com/wu3laOfpxc
— Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) February 22, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
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TOP THREE TWEETS
1. SO, SO CLOSE
When you got a girl who doesn't play that 😂 pic.twitter.com/XnbbZubwAU
— Chosen (@MikeChosen1) February 22, 2017
#bootbae had her like…. pic.twitter.com/StrrwjU2dz
— Blind Thoughts (@B__Educated) February 22, 2017
2. I WASN’T GOING TO SAY ANYTHING, BUT …
I'm formally offering my services as a black hair consultant to the producers of The Walking Dead pic.twitter.com/wWhVjFltwu
— Reni Eddo-Lodge (@renireni) February 22, 2017
3. LIKE THE MATRIX
New record! We’ve found 7 Earth-sized planets around a single star outside our solar system; 3 in habitable zone: https://t.co/GgBy5QOTpK pic.twitter.com/NEavRSXDU2
— NASA (@NASA) February 22, 2017
The TRAPPIST-1 star & 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting it, are relatively close to us; located ~40 light-years away: https://t.co/QS80AnZ2Jg pic.twitter.com/GiKAFXyNvo
— NASA (@NASA) February 22, 2017
US history condensed into a single photo from #StandingRock pic.twitter.com/gUH0xbJItX
— Evan Greer (@evan_greer) February 13, 2017