‘The Cookout’ creates ‘Big Brother’ history

The first Black victor will be announced during this week's 'Big Brother' finale, owing to an alliance formed by all Black houseguests.

The famed CBS show “Big Brother” has never had an African American champion in its twenty years of broadcasting. Players from underprivileged backgrounds were always the first to be sent home since “Big Brother” is an alliance-based game.

“Big Brother” will have its first African American winner in all of its twenty-three seasons, thanks to one of the most powerful BB alliances, “The Cookout,” which consists of three Black men and three Black women. It’s a watershed event, especially at a time when the country is recognizing the need for diversity and inclusion.

Azah Awasum, Derek Frazier, Kyland Young, Hannah Chaddha, and Tiffany Mitchell are part of the powerful alliance.

This season has also been amazing! From the HOH challenges to the vetoes and evictions, it has kept viewers on the edge of their seats. This year denoted a change with the most assorted gathering of houseguests the show has seen. Every player consistently had something at their disposal, from keenness to actual strength, you simply were never certain who might win the rivalries.

“The Cookout” alliance should be recognized for the secrecy and tenacity required to accomplish their goal. With cameras and microphones following the houseguests for twenty-four hours, it was very interesting to see how many of them had no idea the alliance existed. Each member of The Cookout had a pawn to play.

“The Cookout” created history by obtaining the first Black “Big Brother” winner, which had never been done before.

Christian Birkenberger, who was one of the first houseguests to be sent home by “The Cookout,” talked with Annenberg Media.