It’s Open Season on Black Bodies

Ahmaud Arbery isn’t the first Black person to be hunted down and killed by white terrorist. We know about Trayvon because of the 911 call, as we know about Ahmaud because of the subsequent video. However, I know with my entire being that so many more Black people who have been found shot dead with no murder suspects, where killed by white supremacist.

Somebody mute Kanye please

If it wasn’t for gospel music I wouldn’t have graduated from high school. Let me explain. As an adult, I now know that I’ve suffered from ADHD for most of my life. I learned certain hacks to help me get by along the way, one of those hacks is listening to music to help me concentrate, more specifically, gospel music. I’ve also sung in church choirs most of my childhood, however, it wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I actually listened to the words and allowed them to penetrate my heart and mind. Nowadays 9 times out of 10; I’m probably listening to gospel music before anything else. I also discovered it helps me with my temper. Nobody wants to deal with my temper, not even me. Thank God for gospel music! Now that I’ve established myself as a Holy Ghost music connoisseur (I just googled how to spell that), let me tell you why Kanye’s newfound or renewed faith and subsequent gospel album is trash. 

Authenticity matters: How can a white man be in charge of an all Black news channel?

On January 6, 2020, the Black News Channel is set to launch with a broad distribution market across the US. According to their website, “Black News Channel is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, and it will be the nation’s only provider of 24/7 cable news programming dedicated to covering the unique perspective of African American communities.” However, at first glimpse of their marketing materials, we can see who’s really behind the supposedly first-ever black news operation. Why is this an issue? I’ll tell you why; Black doesn’t…

Why Does it Feel Like Facebook Is Over Policing Our Black Media Page & Our CEO & When are They Accountable to US?

What’s up BWNC family. Our CEO Kwon Garvey (Cj Lawrence) has been continually attacked, banned, and silenced by Facebook. In Spite of this being one of the biggest week’s every in our company’s history we are still dealing with push back from sources beyond our control. In fact, they disabled his original account because he shared a Beyoncé Coachella video on our platform. (Petty) Currently under his new account, he is unable to post, make comments, and manage the social media company he created. This has a huge impact on…

Black Mississippians Response Statement to the ICE Raids

Black Mississippians Respond to the ICE Raids Conducted in Mississippi on August 7, 2019 A coalition of organizations representing Black People in the state of Mississippi respond to the ICE Raids Conducted in our state on August 7, 2019 We, as descendants of enslaved African people, stand here today in solidarity, in determination, and in righteous outrage at the unwarranted and heavy-handed actions of the federal government. On August 7th, 2019, hundreds of ICE agents descended upon four cities in our state, where they arrested nearly 700 workers because they…