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Meet Jessye Norman, the International Opera Singer Whose Music Transcended Racism and Politics

No matter the genre of music, Black women seem to dominate it all. From Sister…

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Why Black Women Are Not Returning to the Office

It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the foundation of office culture…

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4 Black Female Activists and Artists You Didn’t Learn About in School

Art is a form of creative expression. Yet for many Black women, art is not…

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How Weathering Negatively Affects Black Women

Shortly after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, I was sitting in my…

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8 New Hobbies to Make 2023 More Fun

Eating healthier and exercising more were two of the top three New Year’s resolutions for…

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7 Gifts Every Black Woman Should Gift Themselves This Christmas

Your Christmas shopping has begun, but there’s one person not yet on your shopping list.…

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GAMING & TECH

How Dee Jay Went from Concept to Musical Stardom in Street Fighter 6

Fun-loving, bombastic, and musically gifted, the character of Dee Jay is one of the Street Fighter series’ hidden gems that’s far too often outshined by the likes of Ken, Ryu, and Chun-Li.…

Idris Elba Smolders as Night City’s Solomon Reed in Phantom Liberty

Following the announcement of an expansion for the controversial Cyberpunk 2077, titled Phantom Liberty, the game’s developer CD Projekt RED (CDRP), revealed a major addition to the game’s cast: the star of…

‘Vertigo’: The Adventure Game Reflects the Cerebral Nature of the Movie

Recently released from Pendulo Studios is their next adventure game, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. There is something to be said for remakes. Once made there is the inevitable comparisons that can fairly or…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

How Weathering Negatively Affects Black Women

Shortly after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, I was sitting in my home office on a Zoom call. I’m used to being the only Black woman in faculty meetings,…

8 Black Female Doctors You Should Be Following on Social Media

I bet in the last 24 hours, you’ve learned more about celebrity gossip and what’s trendy on Instagram Reels than what’s going on in your body. I don’t mean to shame you.…

Interview With Invisibilia Host Kia Miakka Natisse on Finding Freedom at the Bottom of the Ocean

Black Girl Nerds seeks to tell stories that showcase the depth of what it means to be a Black woman. We do this by showcasing women who have put themselves far outside…

Maternal Mortality & the Hidden Inequality for Black Mothers

The hard reality is that African American women in the US are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications.  In fact, Black maternal mortality rates are roughly four times higher than the rate of…

How Race-Based Healthcare Affects Black Women

Historically, medicine has had a bias toward race embedded into the foundations of health care in the United States. It’s played a role in medical teaching and clinical decision-making. In March 1966,…

The Toxic Side of Self-Improvement

Self-improvement — or, rather, self-improvement culture — can become obsessive and therefore toxic. I know. It seems counterintuitive that “self-help” and “self-improvement” could ever be a bad thing. “Help” and “Improvement” are…