The Break: Mics Off! The Final Episode of 2012!

Listen in as KC and the family have an unedited, unfiltered conversation for your listening pleasure! Since we are keeping it raw, this is a Members’ Only podcast so enjoy. This one goes out to all the LA Babies!

Stay tuned for 2013 where we will be bringing you SO MUCH MORE! Thank you for your continued support!

Thank You

I wanted to end this year with a great big thank you. 2011 was a phenomenal year for Black Is and I want to thank all of you that check in with us frequently and give your support. In the new year our goal is to bring you even more – and to continue to have the conversations that aid us in defining who we are for ourselves. Despite the negativity that we hear in the media about Black people, I continue to be energized and uplifted by the people who I get the opportunity to meet and work with. We have many movers and shakers in our midst and collectively we will see change happen.

Join us next year for another season of the Black Is Break podcast series, and check out the new vlogs that will also be coming your way. Our goal is to give you a full multimedia experience before it’a all said and done. Lastly, I want to encourage you all to JUMP IN the conversations we are having here. Don’t hesitate to leave comments because our writers will respond. Our goal is for these conversations to happen nationwide and worldwide so that the talking leads to action, which will lead to change.

We love y’all. See you next year!


15 Minute Break Available on iTunes!

It’s official! The Black Is 15 Minute Break podcast is now available to download for FREE on iTunes. Click here to access your favorite podcast sessions. Download and listen to them in the car, on your iPod, or on your home stereo. Keep checking in for new episodes as they go live on the site. Listen up!

BLACK IS Presents At SDSU Diversity Conference!

This past weekend BI family members KC & Chris Lehman and Azizi & Ahshawn James presented at the San Diego State University Diversity Conference! The event was very well attended and sparked a great conversation amongst the students there. We look forward to returning to San Diego for another meeting of the minds. SDSU, look out for a Black Is podcast session coming near you soon!



The BI family is searching for writers to contribute bi-monthly in the following content areas/perspectives:




-Black, Gay and Male

-Black and Living Abroad

All interested parties, please fill out the BI Contributor Application below and provide the following information:

-a short (1 paragraph) writing sample

-and one sentence explanation of how you’ll enhance the Black Is mission


-Your articles published twice a month on our site and an opportunity to have them republished on You also retain the rights to republish them elsewhere.

-Great exposure to a growing online readership.

-Exposure on Facebook, Twitter, various blogs and other social networking sites.

-An opportunity to join a growing business and be a part of a movement!