Hidden Figures: From Page To Screen

If you are a black girl nerd and you are reading this, then I am sure you have heard of the groundbreaking book and soon to be released motion picture, Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures, adapted from the biographical text, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who...

Why America Chavez’s Solo Comic Is A Victory For Queer Nerds Of Color

When the solo comic for Miss America Chavez was first announced back in October, my excitement took time to boil. While I was happy that a queer woman of color superhero was getting her own comic, part of me expected to have her written by a team of white cis males. After all, Marvel...

Hidden Figures: Where Black Girl Nerds Make Black Girl Magic!

  I am looking for the correct words by which to frame this film, but my words are slow to come. I feel that this film, Hidden Figures, requires contemplation to address. I want to be subjective here, but, NOPE!  I LOVE THIS FILM! That’s a given. I kind of want to climb a tall...

Redefine What It Means To Be Free

After a week like this, and the future that's been rolled out before us, it feels important to keep imagining different ways to be and modes to operate from. And I don't think Meshell Ndegeocello would balk at her lyrics being re-purposed to title an article that highlights the Black Speculative Arts Movement . This annual...

BGN Holiday Gift Guide: BOOKS!

By Kai Charles   Books are one of my favorite gifts to receive. Gifting them, however, is more of a challenge. More and more statistics are showing that the reading percentages of Americans are dropping especially among minorities. So with this Gift guide, I aim to find a variety of books that would appeal to all types...

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...

Meeting Danai Gurira

  It’s funny—thinking about how involved I am now with this series and its fandom, considering when it first started, I wanted nothing to do with it. Seriously, I was like, “Whatever.” My former BFF convinced me to binge watch the first three seasons with her on Netflix one summer when we were supposed to...

BGN Cinema: ‘Miss Hokusai’ Review

Read the latest BGN Cinema review: 'Miss Hokusai'

Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me, a Fat, Black Woman, Invisible

By: TaLynn Kel I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby, costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically: someone took me to a geek convention, I saw people in costume, and not once did it occur to me not to dress up like them. Before I’d been there an...

Intervention 7 Review: Alex Kingston, Cosplayers, and Advice on Becoming a Full-Time Creative

Read our review on internet convention, Intervention 7: Alex Kingston, cosplayers, and more!
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