The JOY Is Mine: We Need This Brandy Monica Verzuz

Ever since the release of “The Boy Is Mine” on May 19,1998, we have established our allegiances to one of the two vocalists. The acrimonious duet, wherein two acquaintances discover they are vying for the affection of the same gentleman, firmly and indelibly cemented the two young artists within the cultural consciousness of an entire generation. For many of us, this Verzuz is a culmination of a 22 year battle between two formidable R&B divas. We have waited for this moment. Whether you are sittin’ up in your room having…

BRIJOLIE: From musical theater to Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir to independent artist

BriJolie is a multi-talented Texas born and Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, dancer, and the list goes on. In fact, to make it easier, it’s best to refer to her as “a creative”, because that’s exactly what she is. Creative. Judging from the maturity of her voice and the clarity of her thought process, you’d think that she’d been preparing for a career as a recording artist her entire life but that’s not the case. Background Musical theatre was actually her first foray into the entertainment business. “When I was…

Judge Latrice Westbrooks could make history as Mississippi’s First Woman Elected and First Black Woman ever on Supreme Court

Judge Latrice Westbrooks has the opportunity to become the FIRST woman in Mississippi History to be elected to the Supreme Court & the First Black woman to ever sit as a Supreme Court Justice for the state. Westbrooks was a current Judge for the Court of Appeals. She has served as both a municipal court judge & appellate court judge. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDcwSKeju2M/?igshid=6zbshkdmp8v Her opponent is an appointee of the previous governor. Never in Mississippi’s history has there been a better opportunity than right now to have a voice like hers on…

BWNC-ME Get Familiar Exclusive: EmmoLei Sankofa – Past, Present and Future

It may seem damn near impossible to embody the past, present, and future under one umbrella, until you meet EmmoLei Sankofa. But let’s be clear, EmmoLei expands the circumference of an umbrellas reach. When she joined The Black Lunch Break crew for Episode 41, we all easily agreed to the term ‘Ancestral,’ once cast mate and show host Cirilo coined her sound so poetically and might I add, necessary. Remember as a child searching for that four leaf clover in a shitload of three leaf suckas? Mane that shit was…

Kylie Jenner and the ‘Copyright Infringement’ of the Black Woman

By Frenshea Love I ain’t gone lie, when I first saw Kylie Jenner’s latest picture I was like, okkayy Beyonce.’  It wasn’t until I jumped deep into the comment section that I realized it was not Queen Bey. It was Kylie Jenner parading in her likeness.   Besides my usual distaste for the Kardashian clan, the picture further disturbed me. On Facebook, Maceo Cassell responded to Kylie’s picture with this collage and wrote, “If copyright infringement was a person.” Beneath the layer of comedy, Cassell’s remark illustrates the assault against…