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…

Terry Crews Uses His Big Black Muscles To Protect Little White Feelings

The Blindside. Y’all remember that shit? You know, the movie where the big, black dude was protecting white people and shit? I know the plot wasn’t that, exactly, but it was centered around a white family who just so happened to adopt a nigga the size of Texas, with the atheleticism of a 300 lbs Lebron James, who could also protect little white children from car crashes and shit. Essentially, the white family found themselves a super nigga. Well, white people, have no fear. You have another super nigga in…

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…

#GirlDad Goals: I Want My Daughters To Have The Confidence Of A Middle Age, Mediocre White Male

“What does it mean to have the confidence of a middle age, mediocre white male?” I’m happy you asked. To have the confidence of a middle age, mediocre white male means that you have reached your apex in assuming what the world owes you compared to the actual contributions you have made to the world. When you reach this level of confidence, you demand more, even if you don’t deserve shit. You walk into a job interview requesting a $20k increase to whatever salary is offered to you. You look…