Celebrating Black August 2020

If you’re new to Black August, get ready for a quick history lesson. While February is the renowned month to celebrate BLACKNESS, the month of August holds so much power and “it goes to show that we stand on the shoulders of giants,” eloquently quoted by Monifa Bandele, one of the founders of the annual concert Black August. This concert is a celebration of Hip-Hop and our Freedom Fighters pushing the adamant message of freeing all the Political Prisoners and abolishing prisons. This year the concert has transitioned into a…

The Legacy of Naya Rivera

Today, the world continues to mourn the death of actress Naya Rivera. Rivera is best known for her role on GLEE as one of the trailblazing characters on TV, Santana Lopez, where she played a lesbian latinx; pushing LGBTQ+ representation in a time where there wasn’t a lot. Her body was found on July 13th, 2020 in Ventura County, California but many of her fans, family and friends had been in deep despair from July 8th, 2020, when news of her disappearance was first reported.  Naya’s career began at the…

Your Daily Shot: Second Round Debate Coverage, Delivery Drivers Are Eating Your Food, California Passes Trump Tax Return Bill and More

Second round of #DemocraticDebate took place last night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Candidates pushed to make their cases as to why they should stick around a little bit longer, fighting to be the Democratic nominee in 2020. Check out who won and loss, BWNC’s 2019 Democratic Presidential Debate Cocktail Book and much more.