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Interviews with the Cast of ‘Child’s Play’

The 2019 reboot of the horror classic Child's Play is coming to theaters June 21st. After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives...

Bianca Lawson On Family, ‘Queen Sugar’ and Her Secrets To Fighting Aging

Actor Bianca Lawson is best known for her timeless beauty and work in TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Saved by the...

Review: ‘Men In Black: International’ Has a Refreshing Perspective, but Needs Some Tweaking

There seems to be a resurgence of 90's films as we reach the end of the 2010s. There are remakes and reimaginings galore in...

Meet the Cast of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’

On the set visit of Annabelle Comes Home, BGN got a chance to chat with the new leading ladies in the Conjuring Universe. The...

‘Queen Sugar’ Star Dawn-Lyen Gardner Talks about What to Expect in Season 4

OWN’s hit family saga Queen Sugar returns June 12th with new episodes, new airtime (9/8 p.m. CST/ET), and plenty of fresh drama within the...

‘Ambitions’ Star Robin Givens Will Channel Cersei Lannister in Her New Role

Written by: Megan Maher The OWN TV series Ambitions explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power, and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta,...

Podcasts

PODCAST: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Recap Show

We are excited about the launch of The Handmaid's Tale podcast here on the BGN Podcast. Featuring Thrones Yall Recap moderator Angelica Monk and special...

PODCAST: The Roots Picnic Recap

Angelica breaks down to Jamie her experience over at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA this past weekend. This episode also includes music captured...

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...

Interviews

Interviews with the Cast of ‘Child’s Play’

The 2019 reboot of the horror classic Child's Play is coming to theaters June 21st. After moving to a new city, young Andy Barclay receives...

Bianca Lawson On Family, ‘Queen Sugar’ and Her Secrets To Fighting Aging

Actor Bianca Lawson is best known for her timeless beauty and work in TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Saved by the...

Meet the Cast of ‘Annabelle Comes Home’

On the set visit of Annabelle Comes Home, BGN got a chance to chat with the new leading ladies in the Conjuring Universe. The...

‘Queen Sugar’ Star Dawn-Lyen Gardner Talks about What to Expect in Season 4

OWN’s hit family saga Queen Sugar returns June 12th with new episodes, new airtime (9/8 p.m. CST/ET), and plenty of fresh drama within the...

The ‘Lost In Space’ Cast Takes Us on a Journey About The Reimagined Classic

Written by: Angelica Monk Looking for your next binge-worthy series? Look no further than Netflix’s original series, Lost in Space. The show is a re-imagining...

Interview: Don’t Call Dr. Ruth Westheimer a Feminist

Written by: Mekeisha Madden Toby Dr. Ruth Westheimer doesn’t like to discuss politics and she refuses to call herself a feminist. But when it...

Comics

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...

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...

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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...

Get Ready To Explore Disneyland’s New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Theme Park!

If you haven't checked out the hashtag #GalaxysEdge on Twitter, you're missing out on some really cool photos and videos of the new Star...

Black College Excellence: From the West Point Graduating Class to Morehouse

The eminent military academy West Point made history this month graduating the highest number of Black women its 2019 class. In its 217-year history, the...

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...

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The Baby-Sitter’s Club Drops All 131 Titles on Audible August 13th!

80s nostalgia in on the rise with the so many reboots including The Baby-Sitters Club coming to Netflix in a new series. While the details surrounding...

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

For fans of New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, his new book Before We Were Wicked that debuts in April — is...

‘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...

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Review: ‘Lest We Forget’, Is Our Black History Primer for 2019

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