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Season 3 of ‘Black Lightning’ Has Taken on an Institutionalized Feel

Written By: Megan Maher Black Lightning Season 3 has been stellar! The storyline has taken...

Interview: Sterling K. Brown on Mental Health in the Black Community

Sterling K. Brown — the man we’ve grown to love, making history and collecting awards. While I remember...

Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance to Debut in ‘The Silent Twins’

Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Avengers franchise, “Black Mirror”) and Tamara Lawrance (On Chesil Beach, BBC One’s “The Long Song”) have signed on to Agnieszka...

Victoria Mahoney Adapts Octavia Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dawn’ For Amazon

Today it was reported by Deadline that filmmaker Victoria Mahoney will partner with Amazon to direct the pilot for the adaptation of...

The Importance of Black Science Fiction and Why Every Black Person Should Read the Genre

Written By: Michelle Mashuro  In honor of Black History Month in America, I see it only fit to celebrate...

The Evolution of Anissa Pierce on ‘Black Lightning’

Written By: Megan Maher Anissa Pierce is the extraordinary daughter of Jefferson and Lynn Pierce in the show Black...

Podcasts

PODCAST: Black Romantic Films

In this episode, we dive into our favorite movie genre! Romance flicks!Ryanne and Jamie break down a list of some of the...

PODCAST: BGN Does Nascar at Daytona 500

In this special episode of the BGN Podcast, we breakdown our immersion experience during Daytona 500 with the team over at NASCAR....

PODCAST: The Valentine’s Day Episode 2020

In this special episode of the BGN Podcast, we take a quick pause from our Umbrella Academy recaps and celebrate the season...

PODCAST: BGN Predicts The 2020 Oscars!

In this episode BGN hosts Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne make their Oscar predictions for Sunday night's episode of the 92nd Annual Academy...

Interviews

Interview: Sterling K. Brown on Mental Health in the Black Community

Sterling K. Brown — the man we’ve grown to love, making history and collecting awards. While I remember...

Interview: Lexi Underwood Says “Be Open to Changes” in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Written By: Aaliyah Williams Starring in the upcoming Hulu series, Little Fires Everywhere, Lexi Underwood plays Pearl Warren, the...

Jennifer Pierce Becoming Lightning in ‘Black Lightning’

Written by: Megan Maher Black Lightning is a show filled with characters that you want to root for (even...

Interview: Rajah Caruth is Training to Become the Next Bubba Wallace

Believe it or not, NASCAR is training little Bubba Wallaces and Tia Norfleets to become the next NASCAR race drivers with an...

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s Sidekick: Alex Borstein on Getting Woke in 1960s-Era New York

For hard-following fans, it’s no secret that Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel debuted in December of last year.

NASCAR Senior Dir of Multicultural Development Dawn Harris Says “Don’t Be Afraid To Be a Pioneer”

Leading the effort to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity is exactly what Dawn Harris, Senior Director of Multicultural Development, does for NASCAR.

Comics

BGN Interview: Sebastian Jones, Stranger than Fiction

For transparency's sake, it goes without saying that BGN is and has been a fan of Sebastian Jones and the entire crew...

Celebrate Black History Month in Comics with Marvel’s Voices

Marvel Comics has a history of supporting some of the most iconic moments in comic diversity. In 2018,...

BGN Pull List: DC’s Far Sector Jamal Campbell Strikes Again

Over the last decade or so there has been this attempt at diversification. So, Marvel dug into their...

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The National Park Service Celebrates Black History Month

Using the illustrious poem from Maya Angelou's Still I Rise, the National Park Service celebrates Black History Month. The National...

Sundance Institute Welcomes Tabitha Jackson as its New Festival Director

In a press release delivered today, during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival award ceremony, it was announced Tabitha Jackson will take the...

Black-ish Star Marsai Martin to be Honored by HBCU Spelman College’s Alumnae Association in Los Angeles

Entrepreneur Marsai Martin is making moves and will be honored in LA at the prestigious college for Black women — Spelman College....

The 2019 Rolling Loud Music Festival Drops the Mic in Los Angeles

One of the largest and most popular hip hop music festivals showed up and showed out in Los Angeles this past weekend.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens December 5th at Walt Disney World Resort

In a galaxy far, far away there was a place where Mickey Mouse and company meet characters like Rey, Finn, Poe, and...

Movie Reviews

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The Eddy

Amandla Stenberg and André Holland Star in the Limited Netflix Series ‘The Eddy’

La La Land director Damien Chazelle takes us back to jazz in this new limited Netflix series The Eddy. The Netflix limited series The Eddy is an eight-episode drama...

Victoria Mahoney Adapts Octavia Butler’s Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dawn’ For Amazon

Today it was reported by Deadline that filmmaker Victoria Mahoney will partner with Amazon to direct the pilot for the adaptation of...

The Importance of Black Science Fiction and Why Every Black Person Should Read the Genre

Written By: Michelle Mashuro  In honor of Black History Month in America, I see it only fit to celebrate...

Zombies and the Tragedy of Black Lives are the Inspiration Behind ‘Dread Nation’

Written by: Justina Ireland The original idea for Dread Nation and Deathless Divide came about in response to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 

Six Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Read During Black History Month

Written By: Keshia McEntire We present to you six sci-fi and fantasy books to read during Black history future...

Review: ‘Full Disclosure’ is the Wokest YA Novel of 2019

We’re a few weeks out from the New Year now, so I’m just gonna go ahead and call Full Disclosure by Camryn...

Lynda Barry’s ‘Making Comics’ is a Lesson in Rekindling Our Inner Spark

Written by: DW McKinney It’s rare for a book to give me pause the moment I see its...

Opinion

A Letter to the Black Body

Reposted with permission by: Yasmeen Ludy I’ve always wondered if a woman’s Blackness will be remembered, or if our...

The Color of Children’s Films

Written By: Kia Braganza Social media. A space where like-minded people can come to share in a common interest....

My name is Tess, and I am a Bernie Bro.

Written by: Tess Raser@traser03 Sure, I’m a Black woman, but I am completely dedicated to the election of the...

Features

The Evolution of Anissa Pierce on ‘Black Lightning’

Written By: Megan Maher Anissa Pierce is the extraordinary daughter of Jefferson and Lynn Pierce in the show Black...

Interview: Lexi Underwood Says “Be Open to Changes” in ‘Little Fires Everywhere’

Written By: Aaliyah Williams Starring in the upcoming Hulu series, Little Fires Everywhere, Lexi Underwood plays Pearl Warren, the...

Nia Long to Executive Produce and Star in ‘Dreams of the Moon’

Inner City Films announced today via press release that actress Nia Long has joined the cast of Dreams of the Moon in a leading role and will...

New Photos and Trailer for ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker’

Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made...

Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank Star in the Psychological Thriller ‘Fatale’

Coming to theaters June 19th is the passionate romantic thriller Fatale — directed by Deon Taylor. In this suspenseful...

Double Amputee, Marko Cheseto Finishes Disney Half Marathon

Marko Cheseto celebrated with some joyful dance moves after being the fourth runner to cross the finish line at the Disney Princess...

Jennifer Pierce Becoming Lightning in ‘Black Lightning’

Written by: Megan Maher Black Lightning is a show filled with characters that you want to root for (even...

Interview: Rajah Caruth is Training to Become the Next Bubba Wallace

Believe it or not, NASCAR is training little Bubba Wallaces and Tia Norfleets to become the next NASCAR race drivers with an...