‘A Wrinkle In Time’: The Past, The Present and The Future

  The Past When I was growing up, reading was my sanctuary. I took my books to restaurants and to track meets. I would rush to finish my work and then hide under my desk so that I could read. By the fourth grade, I was reading Animal Farm and Charles Dickens and at that time,...

BGN Interview: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is ‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ Down to Earth Dr. Kate Murry

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is perfect for the role of Dr. Kate Murry, astrophysicist, and Meg’s mother, in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time. Though she has played a variety of characters on stage and screen, there seems to be a type she embodies particularly well: the accomplished, brainy woman. From the costume drama Belle, to the...

Natural Black Hair: Unlearning the Fear of Being Distracting

In the Black community, we tend to do things subconsciously. We don't realize that our ideas and feelings may have ties to our ancestry. Black hair, bodies, and skin are politicized. We sometimes feel that we need to follow forced beauty standards to fit into society. We sometimes feel like our hips are too...

Get Ready! Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Movie Soundtrack Launches March 9th!

If you're a fan of the musical score behind the hit series Game of Thrones, (also known as #ThronesYall for those of you who live tweet with us) be prepared for the hotness that is the A Wrinkle In Time movie soundtrack! As the movie A Wrinkle In Time is coming soon to theaters nationwide,...

Representation Isn’t Finite And Shouldn’t Be Treated As Such

My default setting is Representation Matters. It kind of goes with the territory of being part of a marginalized group (or groups). The feeling of seeing myself in my favorite forms of media is indescribable – when it’s done well. And while we’ve made some progress, (Do you have your Black Panther outfit yet?)...

Living Single Is Infinitely Binge-Watchable Here Are 4 Reasons Why

In case you missed it, Hulu started streaming hit 90's sitcom Living Single recently. I'm here to tell you that even after all these years, the show actually holds up really damn well, and you don't have to be a 90's kid to enjoy it. Let me take you through some of the reasons...

Blitz Champz Wants To Score a Touchdown with Sporty Black Girl Nerds

Adrienne Smith proves that Black Girl Nerds also come in elite athlete edition. The Boston Renegades receiver is an entrepreneur, educator, scholar, actor and creator of Blitz Champz, a football-themed card game for ages 7 and up. The fun, fast-paced game features 100 vibrantly illustrated playing cards that depict a diverse lineup of male...

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...
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