Black 'Big Brother' Alums Come Together For Celebration Weekend Following The Cookout's Historic Feat
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Black 'Big Brother' Alums Come Together For Celebration Weekend Following The Cookout's Historic Feat

This past weekend, Phoenix, Arizona got a taste of Big Brother in the form and Black alumni weekend. Members of Big Brother 23's historic, all-Black alliance The Cookout, as well as other Black houseguests in Big Brother history, gathered.

Attendees included cast from Big Brother 23's The Cookout members Tiffany Mitchell, Kyland Young, Hannah Chaddha, and Azah Awasum, Big Brother 6's Beau Beasley, Big Brother 9’s Parker Somerville, Big Brother 13’s Lawon Exum, Big Brother 14’s Jodi Rollins, Big Brother 21 and 22’s David Alexander, as well as Andrew Miller, Angie Tackie, and Breydon White from Big Brother Canada.

The Cookout members Derek Frazier and Xavier Prather (the first Black winner of Big Brother) were absent from the weekend attendance.

Tiffany Mitchell, the America’s Favorite Houseguest winner from Big Brother 23 and strategist behind The Cookout’s accomplishment, told Us Weekly, “This was a special weekend because we were able to personally thank the previous Black BB alumni players for opening up, not only their arms to welcome us in the community, but opening the door for The Cookout to make Big Brother history. It is their years of struggling to be accepted and represented that fueled our desire to ensure a Black winner for season 23. The Cookout made history but we did not get to this point alone. This weekend allowed us to share our experiences and bond together. As a fan of the show, I am honored to be accepted into the BB community as not just a player or a friend, but as family.”

Young told the publication, “This weekend was a beautiful experience. As a Big Brother superfan, connecting with the Black alum who came before us was fun and exciting. Still, the most significant part of the weekend for me was hearing from some of the past players about how watching The Cookout succeed in the way we did was helpful and healing in an almost therapeutic way for them. That was beyond touching for me, and made my own experience on the show even more fulfilling!”

Chaddha said, “This weekend was so special to me because we were able to honor the Black houseguests that came before us. I can’t even begin to imagine what their BB experience was like due to their lack of support systems on their respective seasons. So, it was amazing to hear that, for them, watching us was very therapeutic and rewarding.”

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