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BGN Chats With Award-Winning Writer, Producer, and Director Danielle Earle!

Black Girl Nerds chats with award-winning writer, producer, and director Danielle Earle! Read on for more details about her latest projects — and what makes her a BGN — here on Black Girl Nerds!

Don’t Touch My Hair

  Written by: Janay T. The summer before I went to college, I decided to do the big chop. Cut off my hair within inches of the scalp to get rid of the perm and go natural. Transitioning was great as I have naturally curly hair, which I now realize is a blessing. I always wore...

I Saw Angela Davis Speak

By Yordanose Solomone   One of the best things about 2017 was Angela Davis’ speech at St Olaf University in Northfield, MN. It was so good and overwhelming that I forgot to wish my sister a Happy Birthday that March for the first time in 20 years. She still gives me crap for that, by the...

Black Girls Shine In STEP

STEP begins with a view of a pressurized Baltimore: protests happening by its inhabitants, the mourning of Freddie Gray, and a city scrutinized under a microscope. Director Amanda Lipitz sets this tone as a reminder that everything that is on the news is not what it appears to be. Baltimore is a living environment;...

Black on Netflix August: Luke Cage, Marlon Wayans and Jackie Brown

It's time for a new month on Netflix and you know what that means: DEFENDERS, ASSEMBLE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_6J9BqgonU Wait, that's not quite right. Anyway, our sarcastic, bold, daring Netflix heroes are finally, FINALLY teaming up! The Defenders, the latest of the Marvel TV super-shows is coming to Netflix August 18th. Check out our post-SDCC thoughts here and be...

Still-Star Crossed is kinda cute, but mainly boring

By Chelsea Hensley I didn’t expect Still Star-Crossed to become such a slog, but here we are, slogging along. “Nature Hath Framed Strange Fellows in Her Time” isn’t as poorly executed as last week’s episode, but it’s not having any more fun than we are. As quick as Still Star-Crossed was to solve its mystery,...

Watch a New Animated Short for Pixar’s Coco

Written By: Carolyn Hinds Since its inception in 1986, Pixar has created some of the most emotionally moving animated films ever. From its first short, Luxor Jr., the story of a little lamp discovering his ability to interact with a ball, to mega hits such as 1995's Toy Story, Pixar has taken viewers into worlds...

Interview With Hair Love’s Matthew A. Cherry

by Carolyn Hinds Hair Love, the new passion project by writer and director Matthew A. Cherry (9 Rides, Almost 30), is the story about a father learning how to navigate the ups and downs of his daughter’s natural hair. Matthew got the inspiration for Zuri and her father Steven after seeing a viral video posted...

A Black Academic Decathlon Captain’s Review of MJ and Liz

Written by Daejah Woolery *Minor Spoilers; No Plot Points Revealed* Very few movies make me cry. Well, actually I’ve cried watching episodes of Chopped. Evoking sadness is simple --inclusion isn't. Very few movies have made me feel like I was thought of in the making of the movie; probably because more often than not, I wasn't even...

What Being a Black Student at a PWI has Taught Me

Written By D'Nysha Cook Being a Black woke millennial attending a predominately white institution (PWI) makes you realize how much harder you have to work to get noticed or be heard in comparison to your white counterparts. Now although working harder than the next person builds character, that shouldn't be the case for a second-year...
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