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…

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…

WNBA Star Brittney Griner held captive in Russia 3 weeks and counting

Reported by multiple outlets, WNBA star And Olympian Brittney Griner is currently being held captive and has been for the last 3 weeks after Russian Customs agents alleged they found vape cartridges with hashish oil in her luggage. This is the first time national or international news has truly spoken on it. Obviously the backdrop of Griner, An American born player, held captive during a time of conflict between Russia, Ukraine, and Ukrainian Allies including America makes the situation incredibly tense. In fact, the thought alone that Griner has been…

I’m Just Like Cheslie Kryst: The Battle Between Millennial Black Women and Depression

By: J. Shayla White, Esq. Hearing about Cheslie Kryst’s death impacted me more than I was willing to publicly say before today. I remember watching her win Miss USA in 2019 while I was still in law school. I smiled watching all the celebrations around her victory. I felt even more connected to her when I learned she was a lawyer. Here she was just like me and she had won Miss USA. She was a black woman, close to my age, and an attorney. A black woman, a millennial,…