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New Art and Trailer for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Today a new trailer and poster unveiled for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Memorial Day...

BGN Interviews the Cast of the Holiday Film ‘Let It Snow’

When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and...

Need A Break From the Impeachment Hearings? Listen to BGN Politics!

For some of us, the current impeachment hearings into Donald Trump are like watching a daytime soap opera drama.

Discover What Matters this Christmas in ‘Holiday Rush’

A popular radio DJ (Romany Malco) loses his job just as his four spoiled kids hand over their Christmas lists.

‘One Fine Christmas’ Premieres Friday on OWN

Father/Daughter Duo Rick Fox and Sasha Fox, Marla Gibbs and Vanessa Williams Star in One Fine Christmas. OWN:...

‘Waves’ Review: Can We Start Paying Attention to Kelvin Harrison Jr. Now?

Make time for one of the most powerful performances you will see this year, and witness the energy that actor Kelvin...

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PODCAST: National Stage Politics with Briahna Joy Gray

On today’s final episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking to Briahna Gray. Briahna Gray is the national press...

PODCAST: The ‘Power’ Recap Show S6 Ep 9

The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show...

PODCAST: Building a Coalition with Aimee Allison

On today’s episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking about building a coalition and a community with Aimee Allison.

PODCAST: The ‘Power’ Recap Show S6 Ep 8

The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this...

Interviews

Interview: Folake Olowofoyeku Stars in the Quirky Love Story ‘Bob ♥ Abishola’

It's time you learned about actor Folake Olowofoyeku, star of the new CBS series Bob ♥ Abishola. Bob...

Interview: Jeff Goldblum on Being Adventurous and Creating His Inner World

Jeff Goldblum is one of those people who you genuinely would want to talk to every day.

Interviews with the cast of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

BGN sits down with the cast of the latest film in The Terminator franchise — Terminator: Dark Fate.

LaKeith Stanfield of ‘The Photograph’ Talks Love, Working with Female Directors, and His Career

Talking to LaKeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You, Random Acts of Flyness) is like talking to that cousin at the family cookout who has...

Interview: Dulcé Sloan is Breaking All Kinds of Barriers in Comedy

Written by: Ashe Turner Dulcé Sloan kowtows to no one. On stage, she is a bombastic performer, her...

Interview: Debra Martin Chase on Being a Hollywood Trailblazer

Debra Martin Chase is an entertainment industry icon and trailblazer as the first African American female producer to have a deal at...

Comics

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...

BGN Attends Baltimore Comic-Con: The Real America

Here is our recap of Baltimore Comic-Con 2019. The sonnet on the base of the Statue of Liberty...

Naomie Harris May Be Our Next ‘Venom’ Villain

It has now been widely reported that actor Naomie Harris is in talks to play the villain Shriek in Venom 2.

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Expect A Women’s Day, Tech Day, and More For Pharrell Williams’ 2020 SITW Festival

During tonight's Virginia Beach City Council meeting — media mogul Pharrell Williams made an appearance about the impending dome site and...

Hey Black Girl, You Deserve To Be Seen

From Sorella Magazine This thought-provoking essay on colorism and identity comes from the publication Sorella Magazine aptly titled:...

Powerhouse Philly 2019 Had its Highs and its Lows

Written by: Angelica Monk “Powerhouse was a movie,” was the consensus of concert-goers as tweets from fans lit...

BGN Attends Baltimore Comic-Con: The Real America

Here is our recap of Baltimore Comic-Con 2019. The sonnet on the base of the Statue of Liberty...

6 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Originally published October 2017 Need some last minute Halloween costume inspiration? Here are 6 ideas to get your creative magic flowing: 1. Josephine ‘Josie’ McCoy Known as...

Movie Reviews

TV Reviews

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...

Review: Game of Thrones: A Guide to Westeros and Beyond, The Complete Series

Review by: Angelica Monk Suffering through the Long Night that is dark and full of terrors without Game...

Review: ‘The Kane Chronicles’ is a Classical Fantasy

Read the latest BGN Book Review on Rick Riordan's Egyptian-based, 'The Kane Chronicles'!

Out next week: New Octavia Butler Boxed Set (Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents)

This is a perfect holiday gift for the bookworm in your life or for that Octavia Butler super fan!

Review: ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ Highlights Asexuality and Womanism

I have read Let's Talk About Love twice and fallen in love with it each time. In...

Getting Ahead in a Stagnant Beauty Industry: ‘The Pretty One’ Review

Written by: Tariqah Shakir We’re all familiar with the pretty one — the constant glorification of a slim,...

Opinion

Should We Say Goodbye to the Term “Women of Color”?

From Sorella Magazine The term women of color is universally accepted to describe non-white women, however, there are...

Review: ‘The Farewell’ and its Silences

Written by: Pim Wangtechawat There are silences in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell that linger much longer than they...

Rising Tides and Why Black LGBTQs Deserve Better

Social media was recently ablaze with debate regarding an episode from the third season of Young Justice when Kaldur’ahm (previously Aqualad and now...

Features

‘Waves’ Review: Can We Start Paying Attention to Kelvin Harrison Jr. Now?

Make time for one of the most powerful performances you will see this year, and witness the energy that actor Kelvin...

PODCAST: National Stage Politics with Briahna Joy Gray

On today’s final episode of BGN Politics, we’re talking to Briahna Gray. Briahna Gray is the national press...

Expect A Women’s Day, Tech Day, and More For Pharrell Williams’ 2020 SITW Festival

During tonight's Virginia Beach City Council meeting — media mogul Pharrell Williams made an appearance about the impending dome site and...

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...

‘Raising Dion’ Recap Week 6: Lightning Guy

Written by: Lebo Malatse In this week’s recap of Raising Dion, we review episode 6 also known as issue #106...

The ON! Channel and AAWIC Announce New Opportunity for Filmmakers and Content Creators

The Streaming Platform The ON! Channel and the non-profit organization African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) announce a unique opportunity for Women filmmakers and Content Creators from all...

PODCAST: The ‘Power’ Recap Show S6 Ep 9

The Starz TV series Power is in its final season, also known as “The Final Betrayal”. Angelica and Ryanne return to this new show...

Interview: Tony Hale, ‘Forky Asks a Question’

In case you aren’t aware, Disney is launching its very own streaming service on November 12 titled Disney+.