Celebrating Black August 2020

If you’re new to Black August, get ready for a quick history lesson. While February is the renowned month to celebrate BLACKNESS, the month of August holds so much power and “it goes to show that we stand on the shoulders of giants,” eloquently quoted by Monifa Bandele, one of the founders of the annual concert Black August. This concert is a celebration of Hip-Hop and our Freedom Fighters pushing the adamant message of freeing all the Political Prisoners and abolishing prisons. This year the concert has transitioned into a…

Always & Wakanda: Chadwick Boseman

A new member has been inducted into Black August and we call him the magnificent King T’Challa. Marvel defines T’Challa as the King of the secretive and highly advanced African nation of Wakanda— as well as the powerful warrior known as The Black Panther, ruler and protector of Wakanda; a job fit for a King. That is prophetically accurate, rightfully so and rightfully earned, Chadwick Boseman is EXACTLY THAT for us. Where do I begin? We wish we could’ve wrapped you in that high-tech Black Panther suit and mask, so…

Hide and Seek, my A**! Where Da F*** Y’all At?

I feel like I’m playing a game I never agreed to participate in and furthermore I don’t play kid like games with grown ass folk. Hide and seek might be fun to these big corporations but we ain’t chasing yall asses, we will ask this question and how you respond is on you, but, WHERE DA FUCK YALL AT? There is this thing called BRAND ACTIVISM, which is a so called stand on social, environmental and political issues. We should know by now that everything is game. I’m not here…

Get Familiar: JustLiv

The LA Sunflower Songstress When you press play on “The One” video by Just Liv, you experience a taste of LA and its gives you all the feels. What kinda feels? Let me break it down. Since I’ve never had the opportunity to experience being in LA, after I watched the video, I felt like I was in that bihhhh I felt like I knew all the spots to be and all the folks to seek. That video looked like a melting pot of love full of melanin. YES GAWD!…

BWNC-ME Get Familiar Exclusive: EmmoLei Sankofa – Past, Present and Future

It may seem damn near impossible to embody the past, present, and future under one umbrella, until you meet EmmoLei Sankofa. But let’s be clear, EmmoLei expands the circumference of an umbrellas reach. When she joined The Black Lunch Break crew for Episode 41, we all easily agreed to the term ‘Ancestral,’ once cast mate and show host Cirilo coined her sound so poetically and might I add, necessary. Remember as a child searching for that four leaf clover in a shitload of three leaf suckas? Mane that shit was…