DJ TLewis, The World’s Greatest DJ! You Mad?

This episode was personal for so many reasons but this one was for the city. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. I was asked why I wasn’t promoting that he was Young Money’s Own Lil Wayne’s DJ and I thought about doing it. Sure, that would’ve gathered more attention, maybe, maybe not. It was important to give the man his flowers while he is here, without attaching him to anyone else. Let’s be real, it ain’t easy coming from Mississippi and reaching the top. T. Lewis is a self made brand and that should…

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…

The Creator of My Therapy Cards Sits Down With BWNC

Mental health and wellness is very important to us and is a topic that we here at Black With No Chaser are dedicated to tackling head on. In our fight to destigmatize mental health, we have come across many allies who are just as dedicated to the cause. One of those allies is Dr. Ebony Butler.Ebony Butler, PhD., a native of Mississippi, is a Licensed Psychologist and Food Relationship Strategist who has made it her mission to help women of color heal and thrive in the areas of trauma and…

The circulation of Black Death on Social Media

Why is it that images of black people being killed are able to circulate on social media, but content regarding the murder or abuse of animals is banned? When was the last time you saw a white person’s death reposted on instagram? Which lives are valued? Are the lives of pets more valuable than the lives of black people? Violence against the black body is nothing new in the United States. This country has a gruesome history in regards to the general treatment of black people. The black body has…

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…