Kendrick, The Writer

Being a great writer means, well, how the fuck should I know? I’m just so-so. But I THINK it means a lot of things. A lot of similar attributes are universally attached to all great writers, with one of them being vulnerability. Entertainingly vulnerable is a chore. A writer like Kendrick Lamar has the gift of letting us, the stranger; and us, his reader, into his space while keeping our attention. After he lets us in, the relationship matures. From song to song, he guides us through the innerworkings of…

For(bes) the Culture reports: Slutty Vegan valued at $100M

Raquel Harris from For(bes) the Culture reports that Aisha “Pinky” Cole’s business, Slutty Vegan is worth $100 Million. “In a For(bes) The Culture exclusive, Cole says she has raised $25 million through a Series A funding round that values her four-year-old brand at $100 million. Cole plans to use the money to open 10 Slutty Vegan locations by the end of this year and another 10 in 2023. She’s also planning to hire a chief operating officer and chief marketing officer to help manage growth.” We’ve watched Cole open store…

Superintendent facing termination in Mississippi

UPDATE (05/29/2022): Dr. Ezi says that the President of the MS Black Caucus called her and she says they held a board meeting about this story. She tells Black with No Chaser that they voted unanimously to publicly support her. They are bringing in members of the national caucus as well. However, the support also comes with a fair share of people who say that this isn’t worth the attention. Laura Valentine Townsend posted to facebook that she doesn’t understand why Dr. Ezi would take bad about the Stringer community.…

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court destiny will not be blocked

“You can’t always be the smartest person in the room, but you can promise to be the hardest working.” – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson The United States Senate is poised to vote later this week to determine whether or not Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed. On Monday night, April 4th, the Senate Judiciary Committee in a deadlock procedural voted to move Judge Jackson’s nomination to a Full Chamber vote. U.S. Senator Schumer [D-NY] will likely schedule the vote to wrap up this confirmation before Congress leaves…

Omeretta The Great: Sorry Not Sorry & Standing Ten Toes Down On Not Following Trends By K. Amara

For about a month now, the entire Atlanta and Metro-Atlanta area has been in a tizzy. Why? Well, in case you’ve been under a rock, Atlanta-native, Omeretta The Great pulled people’s cards and gave everyone a brief yet concise geography lesson that has had the entire city in an uproar with the release of Sorry Not Sorry. Here at BWNC, we are unapologetic, and Omeretta is equally unapologetic for reminding folks to rep where they’re from. The Great took time and pulled up last week to chop it up with…