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…

K A R E N

By Frenshea Love Ya’ll know I stay thirsty for some shit like this, don’t cha? By now, we’ve all seen countless Karen memes and videos of white women bathing in their privilege by interrupting the lives of people minding their business. Karen is the white woman who prioritizes herself, her feelings and issues by disregarding the rights, privileges and feelings of others (mainly Black folks). In other words, Karen is a white woman who “feels” mildly inconvenienced (I did say feel). If you haven’t, here are some examples. Happy birthday,…

Exclusive: Angela Means Kaaya talks Friday’s 25th anniversary, Playing the role of “Felicia,” Feeding the Hood and The Importance of Protecting and Uplifting Black Women. (Hi Felicia! I See You)

Hi Felicia: I See You Episode 26 This past weekend, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of “Friday”, the legendary classic hood movie starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, John Witherspoon, Angela Means Kaaya. As fortune would have it we were able to have Angela Means Kaaya, the actress who portrayed Felicia in the film, join us on the show the Monday following the 25th Anniversary. One thing The Black Lunch Break did not expect was how the dichotomy of “Felicia from Friday” and the complexity of all that occurred…

If Someone Has To Hit You With The “It’s Not a Scam” Disclaimer, Then It’s a MF Scam

Every time a stimulus check hits someone’s checking account, a new pyramid scheme is born.. Or at least that seems to be case based on what I’ve seen on my timeline. Pyramid schemes have always been annoying for many reasons. Not only are they illegal, but, more importantly, they are a complete waste of money and time. Pyramid schemes often preys on the young, old and most vulnerable (especially people of color), financially, by relying on the recruitment of new members to bring in money. 99% of the time, the…