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Michaela Coel Returns To Netflix With ‘Black Earth Rising’

After Been So Long, the "USS Callister" episode of Black Mirror and her hilarious series Chewing Gum, actress Michaela Coel returns with her latest limited series...

Review: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ a Clever, Modern Take on a Classic Legend

In 20th Century Fox’s fantasy film The Kid Who Would Be King, an epic Arthurian legend is cleverly translated into a modern day context by...

Review: Heartbreaking Human Rights Documentary ‘Letter from Masanjia’

By Titilayo Aloba Letter from Masanjia, a documentary by filmmaker Leon Lee, tells the story of Chinese engineer and Falun Gong practitioner Sun Yi. The...

Watch This NSFW Clip of Taraji P. Henson and Aldis Hodge in ‘What Men Want’

Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is cursed, nay gifted, with the ability to read men’s minds in What Men Want. This comedy from producers...

This is Not a Love Letter to Prince’s ‘Batman’ Album on its 30th Anniversary

This was supposed to be a love letter to my favorite album of all time, created by a purple machine of happiness. But in...

Who May Win and Who Should Win in Film During Tonight’s Critics’ Choice Awards

This evening marks the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The ceremony will be telecast on the CW network and hosted by actor Taye Diggs. ...

Podcasts

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...

PODCAST: Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and Film Editor Joi McMillon

This week a new series on CBS is scheduled to premiere called Fam, bout a woman whose vision of a perfect life with her adoring...

PODCAST: Filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee and Actress Saniyya Sidney

This week's episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast features filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee and actress Saniyya Sidney. Segment 1: Malcolm D. Lee discusses the...

BGN #154 I It’s All About ‘Scrooged’

A holiday podcast episode based on the 1988 film Scrooged starring Bill Murray and an all-star cast. Jamie Broadnax, Jonita Davis, and Sezín Koehler....

Interviews

Interview: ‘The Magicians’ Actors Jason Ralph and Hale Appleman Discuss Season 4

Syfy’s The Magicians is premiering its 4th season. After seeing the daring quest our heroes had to take part in during Season 3, I am...

Interview: ‘The Magicians’ Rick Worthy Talks Mental Illness, Dean Fogg, and His Ties

The set of Syfy fantasy series The Magicians is just as impressive and magical as it appears on the small screen. Sitting in the...

Rebecca Crews On How Her Alter Ego, Regina Madre Reinvented Her Destiny

  Rebecca Crews is no stranger to the spotlight. A musician, singer and former Miss Gary (she won the pageantry title in 1984 during her...

Caroline Chikezie on ‘The Passage’ and Complex Characters

Caroline Chikezie is about to launch an intriguing, yet very complex character (Dr. Nichole Sykes) in a show full of monsters, where no one...

Arie Kaplan on Adapting Franchises for the Scholastic Lego Books Series

Pretty soon, all of our mini-blerds will be clamoring to see the next installment in the Lego movie series. The Lego Movie 2 premieres...

María Gabriela de Faría on Her Anxiety and Playing Fan-Wielding Assassin on ‘Deadly Class’

María Gabriela de Faría is no stranger to the small screen. She’s an award-winning television actress who was also the star of telenovela La...

Comics

Excelsior! Stan Lee will be Remembered, Celebrated and Honored in Hollywood

The legendary comics creator Stan Lee, who touched the lives of geeks and comic book fans everywhere, will be celebrated in Hollywood on Jan...

Geoff Johns Compares Black Manta to The Joker in ‘Aquaman’

By: Megan Maher BGN's Megan Maher sat down and chatted with the producers and writers of the Warner Bros film Aquaman. Executive producer, Geoff Johns...

Todd McFarlane Discusses The DVD Release of ‘Venom’

The complex anti-hero Venom, played by actor Tom Hardy, got his first shot at a live-action solo flick in October of this year. This...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sequel May Feature All Spider-Women

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to release in theaters on December 14th. It follows Spider-Man as he mentors Miles Morales, a teen from Brooklyn,...

Breaking: Stan Lee, the Man Who Gave Us Black Panther, Dies at 95

Comic nerds from every fandom and demographic will forever remember November 12, 2018, as the day the comic world and American pop culture lost its...

‘Marvel Battle Lines’ is Mobile Tic-Tac-Toe — With a Twist!

By Ashley Turner Marvel is a multi-million dollar franchise with numerous films, TV shows, comic books, and games. So it makes sense that the lucrative...

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‘grown-ish’ Teams with My Scholly App to Pay $125,000 in Student Loans

grown-ish premieres tonight with TWO new episodes shown back-to-back. The show also comes back bearing great news for its fans. The makers of grown-ish and Freeform have...

Have You Heard of the Black Girl Nerds Community Page?

As human beings, we're all wired for connection. And as we evolve in the digital age, poses more challenges to connect with others online...

AlienCon 2018 in Baltimore was another Out of this World Experience

By: Beverly Kwakye @beverly_kwakye Cue extraterrestrial sound effects, because AlienCon 2018 was everything sci-fi lovers could possibly ask for in a three-day event! From a panel...

5 Ways You Can Protect the Vote…from the Poll Line

Election day 2018 is turning out to be the largest since 2008 when President Obama's name first appeared on the ballot for the highest...

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Book Reviews

BGN Book Review: ‘The Last Button on Ole Abraham’s Jacket’

As you settle in for the evening after eating a big holiday dinner, there's nothing more glorious than to grab your favorite fleece blanket...

BGN Book Review: The Feminist Thrill of ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’

by Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa First, it’s the bodacious cover: neon green lettering splattered on a crisp image of a dark-skinned woman in reflector shades. You...

BGN Book Review: ‘How to Sit’ by Tyrese Coleman

Have you ever read your best friend’s diary? And, not just a current passage that she shows you from when she was 16 and...

BGN Interview: Comic Book Creator, Ken Lashley

For a long time, my love and appreciation of comic books focused solely on the joyous merger between writer, artist, and inker.  Like many,...

BGN Book Review: Kym Whitley’s ‘The Delusion of Cinderella’

When I noticed the cover art for actress, comedienne, and, now author, Kym Whitley’s debut novel, The Delusion of Cinderella, I knew right away...
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Warner Brothers ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Fans Take New York City

Get your #WandsReady for something special, just for all of you Harry Potter fans! In preparation for the release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes...

BGN Interview: The Authors of ‘Deadly Sexy’

It is one thing to for an author to have his books on the bestseller lists. It’s another thing to see those books turn...

BGN Book Review: The Chronocar by Steve Bellinger

By Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa In her historical memoir, Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman says, “In an apocalyptic account of history, the end is inevitable and...

Features

The Prequels to Watch Before You Go to the Movies in 2019

Sequels are notoriously huge let downs, but filmmakers have been swiftly turning that trend around. 2018 gave us highly anticipated franchise sequels like Avengers:...

SXSW Announces Its Features and Premieres

As many of you cinephiles are already aware, the highly anticipated Jordan Peele horror film Us will make its debut at SXSW in March. ...

New Poster and Movie Clip for Sundance Premiere ‘Mope’

Next week the Sundance Film Festival begins and there will be plenty of films to catch up in the cold snow-capped mountains in Park City,...

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Technology

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...

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 to call it “inclusive”. The...

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...

BGN Interview With Engineer Brittany Young Creator of STEM Outreach Program B-360

When someone mentions STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) your first thoughts are probably equations and giant machines, but if someone were to mention...

What Makes an RPG Good?

What determines a good RPG vs. a bad one? There are universal traits for all genres which make for a competent and enjoyable game,...

Video Games

BGN Checks Out The ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Beta

To the great delight of Star Wars fans like myself, we have the next movie extravaganza coming in December...

Assassin’s Creed is Back and Black (and Worth Your Check)

It’s been two weeks since Assassin’s Creed: Origins dropped into the hands of your favorite YouTube gamers, reviewers, and...

World of Warcraft, You Have a Women Problem

(I'm about to list the names of characters that, for those unfamiliar with World of Warcraft, might not be...

BGN Video Game Review: ‘High Hell’

There are three important buttons in High Hell, the new and rambunctious Devolver Digital first person shooter: shoot, interact,...

BGN Game Review: Destiny 2

Almost three years ago, I like many of you rushed to my local electronics box store to pick up...

Shadow of War [Preview]

By: James Deshommes My most anticipated fall game of 2017 is easily Warner Bros.’ Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. Shadow of...

Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

By E. Angel When the original Mass Effect came out, I was really not into action role-playing games. For a...

BGN Game Review: Tekken 7

By Karla Clark   If you are a Tekken fan, then you have likely been eagerly awaiting Tekken 7’s release for...

Samurai Shodown V Special Is Coming to PS4 and Vita

Learn about the new release of 'Samurai Shodown V' here on Black Girl Nerds!

A New Overwatch character Has Arrived…Doomfist

Written by: Junae Benne A new Overwatch character has arrived, Doomfist. He is a villain or at least the bad guy who...

E3 Round Up: Melanin Edition

By Shawn Reynolds   This year's E3 might not have been as memorable as others, but for a particular group, this...

Janina Gavankar and Jesse Williams Add A Splash of Color To E3 This Year

Written by: Whitney Walters I cannot express how revitalizing E3 was this year! With impressive presentations, anticipated and unexpected game...

The Prequels to Watch Before You Go to the Movies in 2019

Sequels are notoriously huge let downs, but filmmakers have been swiftly turning that trend around. 2018 gave us highly anticipated franchise sequels like Avengers:...

SXSW Announces Its Features and Premieres

As many of you cinephiles are already aware, the highly anticipated Jordan Peele horror film Us will make its debut at SXSW in March. ...

New Poster and Movie Clip for Sundance Premiere ‘Mope’

Next week the Sundance Film Festival begins and there will be plenty of films to catch up in the cold snow-capped mountains in Park City,...

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...