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How to Maintain Your Nerdy Identity After Having a Child

Written by: Karla Clark  I don’t have to tell you that motherhood is time-consuming. It isn’t until you have a kid that you realize how much free time you squandered before their arrival. Hyper-focusing on your child has resulted in stacks of unopened games, dusty books, and an ever-growing Netflix queue. Quite simply, you’re losing...

Indiegogo Campaign For Documentary ‘I Am A Cliche’! Let’s help support the documentary of Black Girl Nerd Poly Styrene

    https://vimeo.com/207022243 You can read most X-ray Spex lyrics in a few heartbeats, but the way these searing words descended upon an audience or rattled speakers is still as significantly arousing, rabble-rousing, and memorable today as it was forty years ago. The songs came from the fervid pen and incomparable voice of frontwoman Poly Styrene (Marianne...

The Color of Science

By BGN Guest Contributor Jahkotta Lewis The crunch of black cinder beneath my boots reminds me that I’m walking in the volcanic footprint of a recently active volcano. Above me, large stands of lehua (metrosideros polymorpha), māmane (Sophora chrysophylla), and ōlapa (Cheirodendron trigynum) trees sway gently in the afternoon breeze. Rays of the sunshine...

American Gods Premiere at the Cinerama Dome: Close Encounters of a Celestial Kind

By DaVette See and Cheryl Collins reporting for Black Girl Nerds Photos by DaVette See On Thursday night, the Cinerama Dome of the Arclight Hollywood was packed with an audience waiting with bated breath for the premiere episode of American Gods.  The atmosphere was electric with a level of anticipation that seemed atypical to the usual...

BGN #112 I It’s Oprah! And Karen Pittman

  Segment 1: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks debuts on HBO April 22nd. We chat with the cast including Oprah Winfrey herself! The film is based on the book of the same name by author Rebecca Skloot. Interview features: George C. Wolfe, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll and Reg....

SWCO: The Freemaker Adventures Season Two

By Kai Charles   Since I had the opportunity to attend a Freemaker Adventures press event last year I have been such a fan of the show. It has really gained momentum among fans, especially since the release of the Season One DVD. I was thrilled to hear that the series had been renewed for a...

Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Katherine Dunham (1909 -2006), a leading dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and activist, produced a style and a voice that traveled the world for several decades. She was the founder of the Dunham dance company and the Dunham techniques. Inherently focused on African and Caribbean dance, she sought to infuse and explore a culture of black dance...

Con Report: ReGeneration Who 3 Part II

In case you missed it: Con Report: ReGeneration Who 3 Part I Companion Conclusion The Moffat era wrapped up the Color Spectrum Overlay panel as Danny Pink, Rigsy, and the Black Time Lords (yay!) were briefly discussed. Until Bill Potts’ Season 10 debut on April 15th, most Moffat—era POC characters were one-off or a supporting character...

Con Report: ReGeneration Who 3 Part I

By Tai Gooden   Fan-run conventions have become a staple in nerd culture over the past 25 years. Almost every city in America seems to have an annual multi-genre meetup and/or several events geared toward a specific fandom or entertainment interest. Most cons offer something for every type of fan – gamers, cosplayers, debaters, collectors, comic...

New Comic Black Cloud is Darkly Intriguing

By Vanee   Black Cloud, written by Jason Latour and Ivan Brandon, tells the story of a young woman born into the dream world but escaping into ours. Zelda Barret wields extraordinary power but limited means. She makes her way in the very modern world by peddling dreams like drugs and walking the highest bidder into...
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