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The Most Interesting Parts of ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Are Not the Superheroes — It’s the Mothers  

Since the start of Cloak & Dagger, there has been a large number of fans tuning into the show. The show, which deals with...

Interview: Olivia Holt on How Dagger Stands Out From Other Superheroes

After a long and arduous performance as Dagger, Olivia Holt is finally able to talk about her experiences.  One early March morning, she gets...

Season 2 of ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Promises a Deeper Relationship Between Its Leads

The new season of Cloak & Dagger takes a deeper look at the world around them. The first season explored the lives of two...

New Video ‘I’m Blew’ From Nerdcore Rapper SkyBlew

If you're a listener of the BGN Podcast, you've probably heard some of SkyBlew's work. Some of his instrumentals are sampled in-between segments of...

Brie Larson’s Directorial Debut ‘Unicorn Store’ Premieres in April!

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson are teaming up again — but in a different kind of film. The two will appear in the...

Interview: Tracy Christian, Female Power Broker in Hollywood Making Moves

Tracy Christian is one of Hollywood’s most successful talent agents. Christian is the owner of TCA Management, where she represents actors, writers, directors, and...

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PODCAST: Jason Mitchell And ‘American Gods’

Segment 1: Actor Jason Mitchell stops by to make his second appearance on the BGNPodcast to chat about his latest film The Mustang. Released...

PODCAST: Lashana Lynch and Chinonye Chukwu

This week we interview actress Lashana Lynch playing the role of Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel. Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is...

PODCAST: Marcus Scribner And Jason Blum

Segment 1: Actor Marcus Scribner is back to talk with us again on the podcast to discuss his NAACP Award nomination as well as...

PODCAST: Filmmaker and Sundance Ignite Alumni Crystal Kayiza

Next week the 2019 Sundance Film Festival begins and we're going to give you a warmup before you experience the coldest festival brings the best...

Interviews

Interview: Chiquita Evans, the First Woman Drafted into the NBA2K League

Written by: Ashley Turner Chiquita Evans has a high basketball IQ and isn’t afraid to let you know it. Like any educated baller, she knows...

The Most Interesting Parts of ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Are Not the Superheroes — It’s the Mothers  

Since the start of Cloak & Dagger, there has been a large number of fans tuning into the show. The show, which deals with...

Interview: Olivia Holt on How Dagger Stands Out From Other Superheroes

After a long and arduous performance as Dagger, Olivia Holt is finally able to talk about her experiences.  One early March morning, she gets...

Interview: Tracy Christian, Female Power Broker in Hollywood Making Moves

Tracy Christian is one of Hollywood’s most successful talent agents. Christian is the owner of TCA Management, where she represents actors, writers, directors, and...

Interview: Danielle Brooks and Marchánt Davis on ‘The Day Shall Come’

Written by: Peppur Chambers Danielle Brooks and Marchánt Davis star along with Anna Kendrick in the new controversial film, The Day Shall Come, directed by...

Sierra Capri is Coming Into Her Own as Monse in ‘On My Block’

Written by: Megan Maher The entire cast of On My Block is outstanding and my personal favorite character is Monse Finnie, played by Sierra Capri....

Comics

Interview: James R. Tuck’s ‘Venom: Lethal Protector’

From Titan Books comes James R. Tuck’s adaptation of the 1993 Limited Series Venom: Lethal Protector.  The concept of Venom was first seen...

The Award-Winning Comic ‘Monstress’ is One Epic Fantasy

Written by: Pim Wangtechawat  There is not a quote more apt to describe Monstress, the award-winning comic written by Marjorie Liu and illustrated by Sana...

Interview: The Creative Team Behind the Comic Book ‘Naomi’

Last month BGN reviewed the first issue of Naomi, released by DC Comics' imprint Wonder Comics. Both the character and title Naomi are the...

The Comic Strip ‘A Problem Like Jamal’ Focuses on “Woke Culture”

A Problem Like Jamal follows the adventures a woke young brother named Jamal Marcus, growing up at the peak of “Woke Culture”. A card-carrying...

Skybound announces new comic ‘Excellence’, in stores May 8

Today, Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics announced its latest comic book Excellence, set in a world of magic and a secret society of black magicians....

African Magical Girl Manga from Adorned By Chi

Created by Jacque, the founder of Adorned By Chi is her latest project African Magical Girl Manga! The story tells the tale of Adaeze, a...

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The 2019 BGN SXSW Yearbook

This year the team over at Black Girl Nerds was on the ground in Austin over at SXSW! As movie geeks, we were in...

Indie Author Creates Online Community for Fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Written by: Keshia McEntire In many popular science fiction and fantasy worlds, characters are more likely to encounter dragons or get sucked into parallel universes...

Local Sheroes to Celebrate Women’s History Month For SheroCon 2019

Shequeta L. Smith is a woman of many talents, she's not only a talented filmmaker, but she is a comic book creator that is...

7 Signs You Might Be a Dog Nerd

Find yourself checking your smartphone calendar to see if your pooch has any play dates this week? Does the mention of the Superbowl remind...

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Book Reviews

‘How Long Till Black Future Month’: A Journey Through Representation and Folklore

Written by: Anna Gibson I finished How Long Till Black Future Month by N.K Jemisin and my head is still spinning. In it, one finds...

Interview: James R. Tuck’s ‘Venom: Lethal Protector’

From Titan Books comes James R. Tuck’s adaptation of the 1993 Limited Series Venom: Lethal Protector.  The concept of Venom was first seen...

Martellus Bennett’s ‘Dear Black Boy’ Inspires Boys To Dream Bigger

Dear Black Boy is a book written by Martellus Bennett. If the name sounds familiar, it is because Mr. Bennett was a pro-NFL Tight...

Review: ‘Lest We Forget’, Is Our Black History Primer for 2019

You can rescue the waning hours of your Black History month with a deep dive into a book that gets real about the topic....

Karyn Parsons Talks About Her Debut Novel, ‘How High the Moon’

In the 1990s, I, along with millions, watched Karyn Parsons barely tolerate Will Smith as his socialite cousin, Hilary Banks on the hit TV...

‘Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground’ Introduces Younger Audiences to Zora Neale Hurston

By Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground is the second book in the middle-grade series, Zora & Me. Co-authored by T.R. Simon...

Kennesha Buycks’ Restoration House Uses Faith As A Tool For Interior Design

“By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”-Proverbs 24:...

Review: ‘Vindication’ Explores The Blurred Blue Lines of State Sanctioned Violence

This February just in time for Black History Month, Top Cow Productions, Inc. in conjunction with Image Comics releases the comic Vindication.  Vindication is...

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Tiffany Haddish’s ‘They Ready’ Introduces 6 Stand-up Comediennes to the World

Netflix presents Tiffany Haddish in her latest comedy concert that will introduce six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a...

New City, No Separation: ‘The Division 2’ Game Review

On March 1st, Ubisoft released the beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.  Like its predecessor, this game contains an open world mode often...

Indie Filmmaker Tamara S. Hall Launches A Flower in Fire Productions

With the recent history-making, Oscar wins for costume designer Ruth E. Carter, and, set production designer Hannah Beachler, actress, and filmmaker Tamara S. Hall...

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Interview: Chiquita Evans, the First Woman Drafted into the NBA2K League

Written by: Ashley Turner Chiquita Evans has a high basketball IQ and isn’t afraid to let you know it. Like any educated baller, she knows...

After 5 Years In Development, Catt Small Releases the Video Game ‘SweetXheart’

SweetXheart (pronounced “sweetheart”) is a slice-of-life visual novel about microaggressions as it relates to both race and gender. The game shares creative technologist Catt Small's...

X On Demand Founder Rashidah De Vore Launches New Social Streaming Platform

What do you get when you combine the algorithms of Netflix and Black Twitter into one streaming platform? You get X On Demand.  X On Demand, Inc....

NEO: The New Crypto Kid on the Block

  In 2017, there were 700 different cryptocurrencies and the number more than doubled in 2018. However, in the top-heavy cryptocurrency index, a chosen dozen...

BGN’s Holiday Wish List: Nintendo’s New 2DS XL is Fun for All Ages

Now is the time to start shopping for those holiday gifts for friends and loved ones.  We will begin with this in-depth dive into...

Black Girl Gaming: #BlackGirlMagic in ‘Broken Age’

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT It’s no secret that a significant portion of gamers are Black even if that reality is not always reflected in the gaming...

BGN Game Night: ‘Fuse’

From the folks that brought us Clank! A Deck Building Game and Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, comes Fuse.  Released by Renegade...

#SDCC Exclusive: You Can Now Read Comic Books On Your HDTV

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment announced its latest venture within the online streaming industry and now you can experience the DC universe like...

BGN Film: ‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10 and You Can Help Celebrate

Ten years ago, Warners Brothers dropped a Batman on the world like none we had ever seen in The Dark Knight. Before the iteration...

BGN Tech Review: Cellarius, A Collaborative Sci-Fi Universe

  Today’s media landscape is dominated by a few centralized studios that we can all name. Though there is a growing willingness to explore new...

Hip Hop Architecture Camps That Offer STEAM Education Doubles Locations

As co-founder of the Urban Arts Collective, I have had the opportunity to work on many inspiring projects that involve bringing S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology,...

“Not Magic, Technology” MLab Is Helping Cultivate a Generation of Shuries

Black Girl Nerds Netia & Erica Use Black Panther to Enflame A Generation of Youth in Technology Black Panther introduced audiences to a world filled...

Video Games

New City, No Separation: ‘The Division 2’ Game Review

On March 1st, Ubisoft released the beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.  Like its predecessor, this game contains...

Interview: Chiquita Evans, the First Woman Drafted into the NBA2K League

Written by: Ashley Turner Chiquita Evans has a high basketball IQ and isn’t afraid to let you know it. Like...

BGN Game Review: First Impressions are Key and ‘Anthem’ Has Potential

Starting February 1, 2019, Electronic Arts’ Bioware Studio unveiled the demo for Anthem.  Apparently, the VIP weekend demo,...

Rising Above the Stereotypes: Black Characters in Gaming that aren’t Cringeworthy

You only have to look around to see that, commercials, movies, and books are whitewashed as a matter of...

After 5 Years In Development, Catt Small Releases the Video Game ‘SweetXheart’

SweetXheart (pronounced “sweetheart”) is a slice-of-life visual novel about microaggressions as it relates to both race and gender. The game...

BGN Game Review: “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4”

On October 12th, Activision released the fourth edition in the "Call of Duty: Black Ops" series.  As we enter...

BGN Game Review: DC Universe Online “Atlantis”

Written by: Ashley Turner With Aquaman hitting theaters on December 21, it appears that all manner of media has gone...

Social Gaming: The Influence of The Social Era

The term “social gaming” may have once referred to groups gathered around a setup of Dungeons and Dragons, but...

Here Are the Black Women in Gaming to Look Out For

Written by: Kaylyn Williams The gaming community is one that’s continuously growing and developing, but we haven’t hit a point...

BGN Video Game Review: Wonka’s World of Candy is Unwinding, Whimsical Fun

Written by: Ashley Turner If a company wants to boost your game’s visibility with a beloved children’s pop culture hero,...

Tiffany Haddish’s ‘They Ready’ Introduces 6 Stand-up Comediennes to the World

Netflix presents Tiffany Haddish in her latest comedy concert that will introduce six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a...

New City, No Separation: ‘The Division 2’ Game Review

On March 1st, Ubisoft released the beta of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.  Like its predecessor, this game contains an open world mode often...

Indie Filmmaker Tamara S. Hall Launches A Flower in Fire Productions

With the recent history-making, Oscar wins for costume designer Ruth E. Carter, and, set production designer Hannah Beachler, actress, and filmmaker Tamara S. Hall...

Interview: Chiquita Evans, the First Woman Drafted into the NBA2K League

Written by: Ashley Turner Chiquita Evans has a high basketball IQ and isn’t afraid to let you know it. Like any educated baller, she knows...