Frienemy


When the chips were down life kept beating us but pride wouldn’t let us scream and shout our heads filled with everything but doubt. 

Our days were dark and our hearts were heavy nothing could ease our pain but the memories were our bliss pure serenity.

Betrayed our trust and blew up our world everything I shared you traded for nothing more than money and clout.

We were naive I’m glad we’re not the people we use to be, you were like kin to me so close we couldn’t see you were the enemy now we’re at your head assassination like Kennedy.

Neter Gold


Neter Gold securely rests upon a foundation built from dreams of changing the world for the better. Neter Gold believes in uplifting the people and promoting self-empowerment. This is accomplished through community service and supporting local non-profit organizations while also promoting local artisans and their crafts. 

I recently interviewed the founder, Michael Nightwing, where he chatted on the inspiration behind the brand.

Can you tell myself and the readers about yourself? Growing up and still to this day who inspires you? How did they impact your life?

As a kid and even an adult I’ve always been inspired by the comic book hero Batman. As crazy as it seems I’ve found that this fictional character’s unbreakable will power and devotion to his craft as been a guiding light in my life. I’ve always wanted to obtain such mastery of myself that one day I could be considered a hero.

When did you know you wanted to go into business for yourself?

Since I was a kid! I, like many other kids my age, was obsessed with the Pokemon trading card game. So much so that I had WAY too many cards; useless cards. Like, I had so many copies of the common and uncommon cards it was insane. So I began to sell them to kids in my community. My mother helped me set up a little table and sign, like a lemonade stand but with better ROI, and it was game over from there! I was probably 10 or 11 at this time. I even kept that same energy when I transitioned to the Yu-Gi-Oh game a few years later.

How did you first come up with the Neter Gold Brand?

It started in 2015 under a different name.

What were some of your first corner stone items in establishing the brand?


I started out with just natural body scrubs. They are still some of my favorite items we well. Those scrubs really set the standard for our products and the way they are crafted. From there we added body butters to the mix and slowly but surely expanded to a more vast array of items.

Are all of your products made 100% organic and national?

Organic, no. Natural, yes. I’ve found in my research that organic is not always best. A lot of foods and such that are labeled organic still have chemicals in them, just ones that the agency that gives out the organic accreditation allow. Many small companies don’t have the “official” organic labeling but grow and their goods how nature intended.

How many items does your brand currently produce and sale?

Oh that’s a tough one! We have so many body care items and variations on top of our ever changing wooden hair tools then combined with out clothing…. I may be doing too much here. Geez, just thinking about it makes me dizzy!

Would you say one of your fan favorite items if not the favorite and most popular item is the natural oil infused combs/picks?

Oh, yes indeed! Once I introduced those to the party they quickly became a crowd pleaser. I honestly think it was a combination of my unique way of salesmanship and the unique characteristics of the products that allowed for buzz, both good and bad.

How did you come up with the idea to create natural oil infused combs/picks?

I originally infused a beard comb I had been working on after realizing that I didn’t take good enough care of my beard when I was working. So I wanted a better way to keep oils and moisture in the beard while also detangling and promoting health & growth. From there I just kept experimenting until I’ve gotten to this point.

Can you walk us through the process of making your handmade custom combs/picks?

Maybe one day, but not today.

10% of your proceeds are donated to Washington D.C NPO’s can you name them and tell us what they do?

Jan’s Tutoring House = a Washington D.C. based tutoring program for children in lower income areas. I’ve personally be a part of this program. From ages 6 to 18. I’m not sure where my life would be without them.

Bread for the city = a social services organization that helps families and individuals in need with food, social services, medical, and jobs.

Kayla’s Village = an organization that focuses on developing stronger families to help raise children to become world changers. They really focus on the development of children through a good home life.

The homeless children’s playtime project = this organization focuses on giving homeless children an escape from the weight that can be associated with being homeless in a major city. By focusing on fun and enjoyment they allow the children to truly take advantage of their childhood.

Recently you did a backpack drive and collected some backpacks for the youth, how many bags were you to purchase and pack?

We ended up with 32 backpacks that we filled with pens, papers, crayons, etc. It was a pretty good turnout for us since it was a last minute idea that my wife, Khrys, had. We plan to do it again next year but with more planning. Currently were doing a coat drive for children so we’re excited to see this one grow!

Any great words of wisdom and advice you can offer the readers?

Believe in yourself so much that others are forced to do the same

Spice Nutt


Spice Nutt was created by two moms, Estrelitta Harmon and Sandy Mill. Their passion for food made them fall in love with spices, but it was their daughters that made them turn that passion into a business! 

By shopping with Spice Nutt, you’re supporting a Black Owned, Women Owned, Mama Owned Small Business and helping us care for our families and children. 

I recently interviewed Sandy where she chatted more about the business. Check out the interview below.

Can you tell myself and the readers about yourself?

Hi, I’m Sandy Mill CEO of Spicenutt. I’m a 32 year old mom and entrepreneur. Currently I am a resident of Hyde Park, Chicago Illinois! 

Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations/mentors? How did they impact your life?

Growing up I was a big fan of 2Pac Shakur and Maya Angelou. Maya got my attention very early on. As a young writer, I was inspired by her poems and the art of her storytelling. She taught me how to be expressive and gave me the confidence to create. In my late teens, I developed a love for 2Pac Shakur. He struck me with the fearlessness he embodied and it taught me to have courage! 

When did you know you had a passion for entrepreneurship?

I knew I had a passion for entrepreneurship at 18-years old. After working various jobs and rising to the top quickly, I learned I was an employer instead of an employee. 

What made you first get into the spice making industry?

I have always enjoyed cooking. It became very important for me to learn the ingredients of the meals I consumed. After having my first child, I met my like-minded business partner and friend Estrelitta Harmon. One day over casual conversation we were sharing recipes and it dawned on me that we both had a lot to offer.

I discovered that we both used a lot of single spices to create each meal, unlike most people who just buys blends to make their food. Later that night I thought how can we package this up and share with the people our way of doing things. Late that night at 3 a.m. Spice Nutt was born.

If you had to say how many spices your company currently works with and sells?

We currently have 18  variety spices with 5 custom Blends. 

Is your company a small operation ran in house or do you have a warehouse and outsource?

Our company is a small operation ran in-house.

Are the spices you make and sell naturally organic?

Currently the spices are not organic. 

Where can people find your spices?

Shop at www.spicenutt.com

Does your spices ship to other countries/continents?

We do ship internationally, but shipping rates will apply and there is a minimum order rate.

What great words of wisdom and advice can you offer our readers and future entrepreneurs?

We at Spice Nutt think it is hugely important to cook at home! We want people to understand the ingredients that are used in their food and their benefits. We have a love for spices and would like our customers to enjoy the love that is put into each package! As an entrepreneur I would like for every one listening to take action. Be a dreamer but take action to make your dreams a reality. 

We are on LinkedInTictokInstagram, and Facebook at Spicenutt.

New Black Gods


Silence speaks volumes especially when you don’t trust who’s around you, They’re stuck can’t quite figure you out all because all they can do in a loud room is scream and shout, but you told me you deserve a red nose and clown shoes.

Shush be quiet, just listen, you looked into my eyes and instantly saw the god you were missing, of course but to you there was no other choice taught to live for societies acceptance firmly believing in slave traditions. 

Wake up get your history, consciousness, and knowledge up stop hitting the club hollering turn up, tap into 19Keys, Derrick Grace, Ben X, Billionaire PA, Red & Blue Pill, Pop Darby, and Rizza Islam if you still need some clues.

In the inner city life shouldn’t be this depressing everywhere we look our brothers and sisters stressing, grab your Post Trump Pack, Golde Water, a crown, Seamoss, and a dream button that’s Black elevation, a purposeful destination.