Black Twitter's Best Screen Names

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(The Root) — The black folk on Twitter are a wildly creative bunch. This has been proved time and time again with hilarious hashtags, like #BlackBuzzFeed and #PaulasBestDishes. They also have a penchant for cleverly remixing famous names to make them funnier. We saw this when Chris Brown subtweeted Rihanna, and we see it every day in people's screen names.

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From "Hoelivia Pope" to "Slimi Hendrix," black Twitter puts as much thought into its handles as it does its hashtags. The latest trend, which I love, is to put "Bae" into regular names ("Bae," of course, being the best black pet name there is). Check out some of our favorite black Twitter handles!

1. W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois

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Webbie meets the Talented Tenth.

2. Bae Dawn Chong

"Bae! Who dis woman?"

3. Olivia Dope

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Her white hat is doper than your white hat.

4. Afroanna Puffington

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Like Arianna, but blacker.

5. Trillis Hyman

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6. Petty Shabazz

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7. Perverta Flack

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You've got a friend — with benefits.

8. Chillie Holiday

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Southern trees bear so much chill.

9. Bae-Z

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Wonder if there's a Bae Ivy out there somewhere?

10. Dilly! Dilli! Dillé!

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Shout out to Tony! Toni! Toné!

11. Flair Huxtable

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Just when we thought Clair couldn't get any flashier.

12. Trillary Clinton

MY ONLY ACTIVISM RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO GRADUATE WITHOUT DEBT AND GO TO LAW SCHOOL IN A FAILING LAW MARKET. FIX THAT AND THEN WE CAN TALK.

— Trillary Clinton (@mofiwe) July 26, 2013

Kind of redundant since Hillary's already the trillest. Dope, nonetheless.

13. Chilly D. Williams

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Cool just got cooler.

14. Rudy Bae Moore

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King of the baesploitation film.

15. Montel Trilliams

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Random, but hilarious!

Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.

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