Grief in My Black Experience

“Libations poured in remembrance Balloons released into the sky Ritual and procession, Pomp and circumstance It’s an affair when Black people die.” -F. Renee Hamilton My earliest memory of death was being held in my mothers’ arms as we stood in line to view my paternal great-grandmothers body for the last time. I could not have been more than four years old, but this final saying of goodbye has forever been engrained in my memory. Vaguely, I remember various family members leaning over to kiss the lady whom I thought…

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…

We Interview Casamigos and How it Became the Official Black People Drink of Summer

In a shocking turn of events, Casamigos has seemingly emerged as the official Black people drink of summer. I honestly noticed the trend before this summer, when my Babymomma would request for me to pick up this Casamigos drink from the liquor store during the 30 year quarantine. Here I was, with my regular shmegular Tito’s vodka, while she was knee deep in this new tequila, loving every drunk minute of it. But I thought nothing of it. I figured it was something she got from her IG timeline or…

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…

America Exhausted After Punishing Racism One Time

By now, most, if not all of us are aware of the guilty verdict handed down by the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial. Chauvin, who was found guilty of killing George Floyd on May 25, 2020, when he, without mercy, knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. In the wake of the murder, which was recorded on video, a public outcry against racial injustice was heard around the country and frankly, the world. With the world watching, the American justice system seemed to finally…