We Interview Weed and it’s reaction to the Sha’Carri Richardson Suspension

We are back again with another exclusive interview. BWNC, over the last couple of years, have nabbed a lot of exclusive interviews, but honestly, we never thought we would get Weed aka THC aka Marijuana aka Cannibas aka Your Grandma’s secret medicine. Well, in light of Sha’Carri Richardson being suspended for one month by the Olympic Committee due testing positive for marijuana, getting an interview with the substance was in very high demand. No pun intended on high. Ok, maybe some. Anyway, we got it. And it had a lot…

Queerness Beyond Sexuality, Into Identity, and Toward a Truly Liberated Future

Today is the final day of Pride month 2021. As a Black Queer man, this month always has me reflecting quite deeply on how the meaning of Pride resonates with me and how it continues to evolve over time.  Growing up, we were taught to synonymize Queerness solely with sexuality.  A man should not lay with another man.  There is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Years of indoctrination socialized us into a reductive conception of what it means to be Queer. It is a “sexual orientation.” Same gender…

Happy 50th Birthday, Tupac Amaru Shakur: An Analysis of “Ambitionz Az a Ridah”

Tupac had so many faces, so many layers, so many personalities and so many emotions. And he was entitled to all of them. Tupac is the poster child for black folks are not monolithic. In fact, a lot of shit is running through our brains, simultaneously, including conflicting thoughts. We want to be rich; we want to be anti-capitalism; we want to say fuck the world; we what’s best for our people; and sometimes we’re just tired of everyone, including our own people. And Tupac was this. He was all…

Amazon’s “THEM” is a Genuine Terror Marathon Worth Running

Look this might or might not contain some spoilers. Ion know yet but whatever I say, imma say it with my chest so just be sure you keep it in mind as you read this. Stick around though… cause it’s gonna be good. Ok So Boom, over the course of the last year, hell the last few years if I’m being honest, I, like many of the beautiful Black people I know and love, have found myself to a great extent in Survival Mode. But that damn 2020-2021 run has…

DMX once performed in front of the Whole MF Planet Earth

Referring to DMX in the past tense is going to hurt for a while. Here this person was. Sort of an enigma. Who blessed us with his music, his presence, his aura, his slight ignorance and his absolute brilliance. Earl “DMX” Simmons was an icon, who brought this New York City gritty reality to the mainstream with this hyper sonically aggressive flow that could bring even the drunkest person back to life in a club. DMX was also haunted by demons. Demons that were either inactively ignored or actively punished…