BW makes a statement
in a colorful world.
BW photos are aesthetic and timeless.
Furthermore, BW gives me a chance to focus on the essence of a scene - color can be a distraction.
Clothing, color temperature differences in ambient light sources, cars and colorful background distractions have stopped being an issue. I care more about the relationship between my subject and background, rather than a distracting color.
BW photography is clearer
by this I mean that a good black and white image can enhance a subject’s features and create a clearer picture of what they look like. It seems counter-intuitive but when you compare color and BW versions of the same image, you’ll see that it’s true.