BWNC Exclusive: The Fly and Why He’s Angry He Received More Airtime than Black Lives

I’ve interviewed countless historical figures, everyone from Central Park Karen’s dog to Jonathan Issac’s Knee. But securing an interview with the fly from the Vice Presidential debate caused me to self reflect. As I walked outside this morning, coffee in hand, while the cool, yet comfortable air calmly greeted my face, I noticed how bright the sun was. The sun’s beam, along with every sip of my coffee, provided a subtle relief from the comfortable, yet brisk air. “Shoo, fly,” I yelled. I was pissed that a fly would disturb…

We Knew Breonna Taylor’s Life Didn’t Matter to Them and the Shit Still Hurts

We knew her life didn’t matter to them. We knew it, going in. From the time they murdered her, to the time they announced the Grand Jury decisions. So, we weren’t surprised. America has trained us well not to be surprised, at this point. Long before the age of devices you used to record the actions of wicked state actors, black folks witnessed harassment, brutality and murder, followed by the lack of punishment done to law-enforcement officers. In the case of many victims of unjust brutality or murder at the…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Revolutionary 2020 Couldn’t Live Without

“I want to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has. To do something outside myself. Cause I’ve gotten much more satisfaction for the things that I’ve done for which I was not paid”, Ginsburg told Irin Carmon in a 2015 interview on MSNBC. The revolutionary icon departed today at the age of 87 to…

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…

It’s A New Game: NBA Players Finally Take a Stand

First, I have to remind everyone that police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankinson and Myles Cosgrove still haven’t been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor. We say her name. All summer 2020, we marched and chanted and disrupted for Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, always knowing in the back of our minds that it was only a matter of time until another instance of excessive police brutality occurred. On August 23, 2020, it happened to Jacob Blake, who witnesses say broke up a fight as police in Kenosha, Wisconsin arrived. Blake…