#CarefreeBlackKids2K16: Powerful Hashtag Celebrates Black Community's Existence and Resilience

PHOTO: Twitter user Hernameisjaz___ shared this photo with the trending hashtag #carefreeblackkids2k16 on Twitter on July 7, 2016. Hernameisjaz___/Twitter
Twitter user Hernameisjaz___ shared this photo with the trending hashtag #carefreeblackkids2k16 on Twitter on July 7, 2016. "With the hashtag, people are sharing photos and videos of black children displaying their humor, intelligence and overall greatness in spite of existing in turbulent times," according to Twitter Moments.

Amid public grief and pain over the recent back-to-back killings of black men by police, the black community is coming together on social media using the hashtag #CarefreeBlackKids2K16, which is celebrating the community's existence, resilience and youth.

The hashtag, created by writer and podcaster Heben Nigatu, started trending on Twitter on Thursday, according to social media platform's "Moments" page.

"With the hashtag, people are sharing photos and videos of black children displaying their humor, intelligence and overall greatness in spite of existing in turbulent times," Twitter Moments wrote in a description of the hashtag. It added in a tweet, "If you need a reason to smile today...#CarefreeBlackKids2K16 will give you plenty."

In response to ABC News' request for additional comment, Nigatu said she had "nothing to add" and that the "hashtag speaks for itself."

It certainly does.