15 Famous 1st Black Tweets: Thanks, Twitter!

No weekend plans? Spend a few hours on Twitter’s new #FirstTweet finder to see if your favorite black Twitter celebs had anything to say when they signed on.

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A person poses with a cellphone in front of a computer screen to check Barack Obama's tweet on Nov. 7, 2012, in Paris after his re-election as U.S. president. 

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To celebrate the microblogging site’s own eighth birthday, this week the folks at Twitter unveiled their new #FirstTweet finder page—an easy way to see what your tweeps said when they first jumped into the Twitter fray. It’s also an easy way to see if your favorite notables had any Twitter game when they first joined. Here’s a few of those who did:

1. @BarackObama

obama

Just one more signature. Sure, that’ll do it, Sen. Obama.

2. @ShondaRhimes

shonda

Actual black POTUS is so 2009. I think I’ll write a show about a white POTUS with a black girlfriend.

3. @JanelleMonae

janelle

Just sitting in my space capsule here at mission control on planet Metropolis.

4. @FloydMayweather

floyd

Of course you are.

5. @NickCannon

nickcannon

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Mariah Carey.

6. @AngelaSimmons

angelasimmons

That’s kinda aggressive.

7. @THEHermanCain

hermancain

No. 6: Probably don’t vote for Herman Cain. No 7: Spellcheck.

8. @MissMelyssaFord

melyssaford

Girl, you know everyone can read these, right?

9. @boriskodjoe

boris

Someone’s in the running for Dad of the Year.

10. @thesheertruth

sasheer

Turns out she gets funnier later on.

11. @WhoopiGoldberg

whoopi

We know you’re shy, Whoopi.

12. @SpikeLee

spikelee

Mars Blackmon in the house.

13. @TheRealEve

eve

Keeping it conscious.

14. @HenryLouisGates

henrylouisgates

The Root’s fearless leader already knows the answer. But do you?

15. @DrMayaAngelou

mayaangelou

Love her.

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