From STEM to Screen: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Creators at The Paley Center For Media

The promotion of STEM-initiatives for young people of color are an evergreen need, something The Paley Center for Media has been aware of for a while now. While it’s technically been around since 1975 hosting hardcopy archives under its former name The Museum of Broadcasting (later The Museum of Television & Radio, its monikers...

Brown Sugar Fairies: Writer Aiysha Sinclair Creates Black Girl Fairy Magic

AIYSHA SINCLAIR CREATES BLACK GIRL FAIRY MAGIC WITH “BROWN SUGAR FAIRIES” Author, actress, and certified fairyologist Aiysha Sinclair has written a young readers chapter book called 'Brown Sugar Fairies: Saroja’s Quest'. There has always been a void in fantasy and fairytales for girls of color, but Aiysha Sinclair aims to change that with her book series and...

Priah Ferguson – Stranger Things’ Breakout Performer – Talks to BGN

Season 2 of Stranger Things brought fans all kinds of surprises and expanded the story considerably. Priah Ferguson played Lucas's little sister Erica, and though her part was on the small side, she made up for it by her presence.  Lucas's sweetly normal family seemed so far removed from this town's macabre quirks, but...

Listening to My Heroes

Superheroes saved my life. No, Batman didn't swoop in on a cable, nor did Deadpool kneecap a crook on my behalf, but a few special women have nonetheless given me a second shot at living on my own terms. Without their wisdom, filtered through page and screen to a wide-eyed black girl in the...

Suiting Up Mae Jemison: Meet Sharon McDougle

The film Hidden Figures revealed something that many of us knew already; Black Girl Magic is real. Not only have we reached out to the stars, but Black women and women of color are forces to be reckoned with when it comes to science, mathematics, and technology. Sharon Caples McDougle is one of these women. She...

Online Communities Can Be Both A Journey and Destination

Online Communities: For When Your IRL Community Isn't Affirming I grew up around white people. As a child, most of my friends were white. All of my teachers—with the exception of four—from preschool through my final year in college were white. I’m a pro-Black Black woman, but I never knew how to be around Black...

Black Girl Nerds Black Friday Sale Begins NOW!

Some of your favorite BGN swag is currently on sale over at Teepublic during the Black Friday sale and guess what?  The sale is happening ALL week!  No need to wait one day for the sale and miss it when it passes.  We're also having a Cyber Monday sale so stay tuned for that! Catch...

Why Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time Means So Much to Me

A new A Wrinkle In Time trailer just dropped and my emotions are sky high. I’m not only excited to see what looks like a great movie—I’m excited because of how much this film means to me personally and for the movie industry at large. I was in the fourth grade when I first read...

Press Release: Forward Into Fall

After only five years, Forward Comix just might be on the verge of a breakthrough. During the 2016-2017 season, Forward Comix got the attention of critics and award organizations across the spectrum, including: Glyph Comics Awards, Imagine FX Magazine, Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. This was in addition...

Completing The Circle: The 100 Black Females Project Seeks To Grow

There is nothing worse than the feeling of being on the outside of a circle, especially when that circle overlaps and is surrounded by other circles. The 100 Black Females Project started because there were times I felt as though I was on the outside of the circle. At times it was because of...
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