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TRAILER: Storm Reid and David Oyelowo Star in the Blumhouse Thriller ‘Don’t Let Go’

What would happen if the film Frequency and The Butterfly Effect had a baby? Its spawn would be the new Blumhouse thriller Don't Let Go...

Review: Fairuza Balk Creeps Us Out in the Horror Flick ‘Trespassers’

Who are the real trespassers? The film Trespassers presents the audience with a little bit of an obvious answer to this question; what the...

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 6

On episode 6 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Household”. If you’re a fan of...

Interview: An Inside Look at the New Paramount Thriller ‘Crawl’

Paramount’s Crawl is eerily good. Under the direction of Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and with a screenplay written by Michael Rasmussen and Shawn...

Lashana Lynch as James Bond? Is This True?

The big news out of the entertainment industry today is actor Lashana Lynch is rumored to play the next 007 in the upcoming James...

The Summer of OWN Celebration During Essence Fest Brought Out The Brightest Stars

Written by: Mercedes Jackson OWN’s original scripted series include popular dramas like Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, Ambitions, The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You...

Podcasts

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 6

On episode 6 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Household”. If you’re a fan of...

PODCAST: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Nontroversy

We're excited for the casting of the talented Halle Bailey slated to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Sadly a lot of faux outrage and...

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 5

On episode 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “Unknown Caller”. If you’re a fan...

PODCAST: The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show Episode 4

On episode 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale Recap Show, host Angelica and co-host Ryanne break down the episode “God Bless the Child”. If you’re...

Interviews

Filmmaker Tina Gordon on HomeGirl and Black Girl Transformation in ‘Little’

Written by: Angelica Monk  Little is a refreshing new update of the classic 1988 film Big (which starred Tom Hanks). This time, though, instead of a...

Jodie Turner-Smith Channels the Spirit of Malcolm X in ‘Queen & Slim’

If you're a TV geek, you may have heard of Jodie Turner-Smith — she's starred in such episodic series as Nightflyers, The Last Ship,...

Lena Waithe on Meeting James Frey and Using The Story of ‘Queen & Slim’ as Protest Art

Lena Waithe is on fire with a never-ending series of projects under her belt, and this holiday season, her next film Queen & Slim...

‘Us’ and ‘The Lion King’ Star Shahadi Wright Joseph on Being a Hollywood Starlet

Shahadi Wright Joseph's star is on the rise and her career is just getting started. With two major films out this year, including the highly...

‘In the Cut’ Star Kellita Smith Talks about Season 5, Bernie Mac and Creative Passion

Actress and comedian Kellita Smith will make you hurt yourself laughing. It’s a gift she’s given her fans for more than 20 years. After...

Rose Simmons Wants the World to Remember the Charleston Church Shooting

Rose Simmons is the daughter of Daniel Simmons, Sr., the second victim to be shot in the Charleston church massacre that claimed 9 precious...

Comics

Devyn Nicole is a Comic Book Writer Encouraging Young Girls to Be Superheroes

Superhero/heroine creator and motivational speaker, Devyn Nicole is currently making her mark in the comic book world. Driven by a desire to fulfill the need...

Avengers: How Marvel Masterfully Integrated The Comic Book Universe with the Cinematic Universe

In its purest form, art is about taking an idea and converting it to a medium that conveys that idea.  The artist works in...

Interview: From Blue Devil to New Devil, Paris Cullins on the World of Comics

Whether it is the folks you meet standing in line to enter in the morning, to the hungry folks in line for a twelve...

Interview: David Walker on Bitter Root to Frederick Douglass

There are the things that we do which are different from the things that we are, and David Walker is more popularly known as a...

Momocon 2019 Run-Down: Cosplayers, Gamers and Blerds Take Over Downtown Atlanta

Written by: Camille Rahatt This past weekend, I attended my first Momocon convention. Momocon is an animation, anime, gaming and comic book convention that was...

Interview: Ted Sikora Brings Us Nikki and the Vaude-Villains

Just over a year ago, Hero Tomorrow Comics released the first issue of Tap Dance Killer. BGN reviewed the first two issues last year...

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The Annual Summer Concert Series in Virginia Beach Keeps the Music Momentum Going

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Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s ‘Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism’ is Lemonade Literature

Written by: Casira Copes  So you think you know Lemonade? Think again.  The minute I saw Bey’s iconic wide-brim black hat on this bright yellow cover...

Stan Lee’s Last Project “A Trick of Light” Features Actor Yara Shahidi

Today Audible released one of Stan Lee's final projects titled, Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light about the perils of our current social dependency...

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