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Rosa Parks: The Radical Woman We Never Knew

We often think of Rosa Parks as a soft-spoken seamstress that just happened to do…

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No Justice Until We Address the Mass Incarceration of Black Women

The subject of criminal justice reform in this country is always an issue that sparks…

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For The Love Of Country: Black Women Veterans

Veterans Day is set aside on November 11 to honor and celebrate the men and…

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A Marginalized History: Afro-Indigenous People and Black Seminole Indians

November is, in addition to American Thanksgiving and a time to appreciate the sacrifices of…

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Honoring Black Military Families in November

During the height of the Vietnam War, a group of military spouses connected around a…

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“Women, Life, Freedom”: The Chant Against Oppression

Iranian women are chanting “Women, life, freedom” as they take to the streets to protest…

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GAMING & TECH

Best Black Friday Deals For Gamers

On Black Friday, shoppers hit malls (and Google) in search of stores that will give them the most bang for their buck in hopes of securing exclusive deals and savings that’ll make…

BGN Plays Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II; All Together Now

Let us all rejoice as the game release season has begun. For two weeks in the middle of September, Infinity Ward and Activision held the beta for Call of Duty (COD): Modern…

The Stress-Relieving Powers Of Video Games

For a long time, there have been misconceptions about gamers, gaming culture, and video games’ influence on our minds. Gamers were considered lazy, disconnected from reality, and negatively impacted by the virtual…

HEALTH & WELLNESS

8 Black Female Doctors You Should Be Following on Social Media

I bet in the last 24 hours, you’ve learned more about celebrity gossip and what’s trendy on Instagram Reels than what’s going on in your body. I don’t mean to shame you.…

Interview With Invisibilia Host Kia Miakka Natisse on Finding Freedom at the Bottom of the Ocean

Black Girl Nerds seeks to tell stories that showcase the depth of what it means to be a Black woman. We do this by showcasing women who have put themselves far outside…

Maternal Mortality & the Hidden Inequality for Black Mothers

The hard reality is that African American women in the US are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications.  In fact, Black maternal mortality rates are roughly four times higher than the rate of…

How Race-Based Healthcare Affects Black Women

Historically, medicine has had a bias toward race embedded into the foundations of health care in the United States. It’s played a role in medical teaching and clinical decision-making. In March 1966,…

The Toxic Side of Self-Improvement

Self-improvement — or, rather, self-improvement culture — can become obsessive and therefore toxic. I know. It seems counterintuitive that “self-help” and “self-improvement” could ever be a bad thing. “Help” and “Improvement” are…

5 Black-Owned Wellness Apps To Keep You Calm And Centered

An article from U.S. News and World Report stated that “being Black is bad for your health.” If that’s not bad enough, racism and police brutality highlight the daily threats Black people…