“The Lost Sister” Elevates An Already Excellent ‘Stranger Things 2’ With Anger, Agency and Empathy

I'm going to keep this brief because I'm supposed to be elbow deep in some queer science fiction for NaNoWriMo. Stranger Things S2 Ep7 "The Lost Sister" infused the narrative with a vitality and diversity that enhanced the experience for me as a viewer. Below thar be spoilers... When I mention diversity, I'm not using it...

Sofia Coppola Wants an Oscar… I’m Still Very Much Not Impressed

Yeah! The latest apology tour in the hopes to get an Oscar allows us to revisit one the worst stories from this summer—Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled, and accusations of whitewashing. For those of you who may have forgotten, earlier this year saw the release of Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled, a new adaptation of the 1966...

AFROPUNK FEST: A Mecca of Incredible Individuality & Invention

AFROPUNK FEST falls somewhere in-between the far-reaching galaxies, the motherland, a mosh-pit, and your best friend’s kickback. It’s a time and space where the land sparkles with melanin. The spirit of resilience causes the senses to overload with electricity and joy. There’s a buzz as all of the personalities bloom and flourish. AFROPUNK FEST...

BGN Talks Presents Our Black Panther Trailer REACTION!!!

You asked for it! You got it! Black Girl Nerds' Liz & Shenee REACT to Marvel Studios' Black Panther trailer!!! You can probably guess how they felt about it! But they want to know how YOU feel about it? And if you missed their reaction to the first BP teaser, check it out! https://youtu.be/9Y841hXTHbA Follow Liz:...

Valkyrie: 3 Reasons Tessa Thompson Excites Us In “Thor Ragnarok”

Valkyrie Is One of Marvel's Baddest Ladies And Tessa Thompson Is A Perfect Match When we first heard that Tessa Thompson would be a part of the Thor: Ragnarok cast, November seemed very, very far away. The time passed by quickly, however, and with just a few short weeks before the movie’s release date, it...

BGN Profile: Lauren Coaxum Shows Us How to “Give A Little TLC”

Lauren Coaxum, a 21-year-old medical student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is setting trends in digital citizenship! Natural flare, brains, and the boldness to stand up for others radiates from Coaxum as her efforts to promote positive self-esteem spread across this nation. She prides herself on being a family-oriented woman from Douglassville, PA....

When Biracial Actresses Become the Main Faces of Black Girlhood

Biracial Identity As the Standard Bearer For Blackness Lately, whenever there’s a mention of a woke, young Black starlet it’s either Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, or Amandla Stenberg. It’s great that these actresses are getting recognition, but the fact that three biracial girls have become the predominant representatives of young, Black girlhood makes me wonder about...

The Lego Ninjago Movie Wows with Heart, Humor, and Hoopla

The impact of The Lego Ninjago Movie is beyond what I had imagined. Legos have been the inspiration for two blockbuster films and an array of television series and smaller movies, but the ongoing, creative dedication of directors Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan, and producers Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) and Chris McKay...

The Lego Ninjago Press Conference Included Kid Reporters

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, in sunny southern California, the press conference for The Lego Ninjago Movie was held at Legoland California theme park in Carlsbad. It was truly an amazing event. Kids were invited and they had the best reactions to the park, the new Ninjago ride, and of course the new Lego...

BGN Op-Ed: L’Oréal: Because Who is Worth It?

L’Oréal: Because Who is worth it? The phrase “not all White people,” in a conversation about racism is a red herring. Similarly to “not all men” in a conversation about sexism or “not all police officers” in a conversation about police brutality. These “not all -fill in the blank-” statements derail conversations about real...
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