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Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein will be the talk of the summer in the new hilarious film Booksmart. Dever and Feldstein play friends Amy...

‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Episode Titles, Trailers & Descriptions Unveiled!

Last week when it was announced that season 5 of Black Mirror would only contain three episodes, many fans on social media thought they...

A Whole New World: Will Smith on the Reimagining of Music and More in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

This past weekend at the Aladdin Press Conference in Beverly Hills, California, one thing that stood out was the discussion of music. Everyone knows the...

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...

PODCAST: The #ThronesYall Recap Show – Episode 6

The end is here. We have wrapped up our recap show based on the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" called the...

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PODCAST: The #ThronesYall Recap Show – Episode 6

The end is here. We have wrapped up our recap show based on the fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" called the...

The #ThronesYall Recap Show – Episode 5

We breakdown Season 8 Episode 5 of the series finale of Game of Thrones. Also known under the Twitter hashtag moniker #ThronesYall. Jamie, Angelica, and Ryanne...

PODCAST: The #ThronesYall Recap Show – Episode 4

We breakdown Season 8 Episode 4 of the series finale of Game of Thrones. Also known under the Twitter hashtag moniker #ThronesYall. Jamie, Angelica, and Natacia...

PODCAST: Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba & Filmmakers Stefon Bristol and Frederica Bailey

Segment 1: Premiering May 13th is the Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The actresses sit down with Cat...

Interviews

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...

Allison Williams and Logan Browning Go Horror in ‘The Perfection’

This weekend Netflix is releasing their latest horror film starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning called The Perfection. The Perfection is about a troubled musical...

The Cast and Crew of the Starz Series ‘Vida’ On Colorism, Identity and More

The sophomore season of Vida airs on Starz Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the second season of “Vida,” Lyn and Emma begin...

Whitney Davis Exposes CBS’ Issues With Black Women’s Hair

Written by: Mekeisha Madden Toby In a recent Variety editorial, former CBS executive Whitney Davis laid to bare a number of ways the broadcast...

Ciera Payton Adds Some New Blood to Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’

When the hit Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It returns May 24, a new character will join Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) and the crew....

Interview: Director of ‘Only’ Takashi Doscher and Actor Leslie Odom Jr. Talk Love, Science, and the Female Body

Takashi Doscher’s Only recently premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film festival. The sci-fi drama is set in a post-apocalyptic world where Eva (Freida Pinto)...

Comics

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...

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....

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AwesomeCon 2019 Showed That The Geek Culture Is The Only Culture

Every convention has its own identity, sometimes defined by the city, other conventions by the venue, some by the guests, and many by the...

Pharrell Williams Proves There Really is ‘Something In The Water’ in the 757

This past weekend from April 26th-28th, music mogul Pharrell Williams launched a music festival in his hometown of Virginia Beach aptly titled Something In...

Something In The Water Festival 2019: Pharrell Williams on Forging Music with Community

Today marks the inaugural community festival created by Pharrell Williams called Something In The Water in Virginia Beach, VA. There was something in the sky...

Rides, Games, and Cosplay Dominate Day 3 of the Star Wars Celebration Chicago

The Star Wars Celebration kicked off Saturday, April 13, 2019, with another huge reveal. Lucasfilm, in conjunction with Disney Parks, unveiled the complete plans and...

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‘Before We Were Wicked’ Is Another Sexy, Complex Novel by Eric Jerome Dickey

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‘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’

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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:...

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The is the one fans of Neil Gaiman have been waiting for — those who are American Gods fans and those who simply love...

Review: Try Your Best to Keep Up with the Plot Twists in ‘The Perfection’

Get ready for one wild ride, the Richard Shepard film The Perfection will keep you guessing until the very last frame. You may want...

The Conflicted Kingslayer: Was Jaime Lannister An Honorable Man?

Written by: Pim Wangtechawat Since the Game of Thrones finale has aired, there have been numerous takes about both the ending and the legacy of...

Opinion

The Conflicted Kingslayer: Was Jaime Lannister An Honorable Man?

Written by: Pim Wangtechawat Since the Game of Thrones finale has aired,...

That Hero of Mine: Remembering Perry Moore

Written by Dennis R. Upkins You should never meet your heroes. While...

‘The Matrix’ and its Cinematic Legacy Hold Strong 20 Years Later

When Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s love letter to cyberpunk The Matrix...

Technology

Jack in the Box Finally Does Dallas: Overwatch Ultimate Weekend Is a Huge Success

Jack in the Box has done it again! The eponymous corporation has sponsored Dallas’s very own Overwatch team, the Dallas Fuel. Jack in the...

The Google Tech + Entertainment Mashup Showcase Dazzled!

Written by: Peppur Chambers This past weekend, the Google Tech + Entertainment Mashup Showcase gave grown-up lessons to kids looking to learn about tech. The afternoon...

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...

Video Games

Jack in the Box Finally Does Dallas: Overwatch Ultimate Weekend Is a Huge Success

Jack in the Box has done it again! The eponymous corporation has sponsored Dallas’s very own Overwatch team, the...

Review: ‘Elder Scrolls: Blades’ Takes the Essence of the Best Elder Scrolls Games

Written by: Keshia McEntire Logging onto Elder Scrolls: Blades truly feels like starting up a new chapter in the Elder...

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...