Black Woman 2020: The Box Gives America What It Deserves

In these exhausting political times, it has become painfully apparent that America needs a hero. While the news of a possible Oprah presidency sparked excitement in some people, for others it was just another reminder of the burden placed on black women to fix America’s problems. From changing the course of history by voting...

‘Hidden Figures’ TV Show Celebrates All Black Girl Nerds on Nat Geo

They are Hidden Figures no longer. In a Variety exclusive it has been announced that Nat Geo is in the early stages of developing and producing a television series based on the 2016 multi-award winning film. Hidden Figures is based on the biographical book by the same name written by Margot-Lee Shetterly, which chronicles the...

“Not Magic, Technology” MLab Is Helping Cultivate a Generation of Shuries

Black Girl Nerds Netia & Erica Use Black Panther to Enflame A Generation of Youth in Technology Black Panther introduced audiences to a world filled with images of Black technology created by some of the best Black designers and makers in the business. For Netia McCray, Founder and Executive Director of Massachusetts-based Mbadika, it was...

First Look at ‘The Darkest Minds’ Starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore

Get your first look at the movie, 'The Darkest Minds', starring Amandla Sternberg and Mandy Moore with this new trailer, photo, and synopsis breakdown here at Black Girl Nerds!

Felicia Henderson Breaks Down What We Can Expect in Season 2 of ‘The Punisher’

Along with The Quad, Felicia D. Henderson is also busy with Marvel’s The Punisher. We left off Season 1 of The Punisher with Frank Castle brutally destroying Billy Russo’s face with a glass mirror. In the comic, Billy is nicknamed Jigsaw due to his disfigured features which have made many fans of the comic...

kweliTV Is the Streaming Service That Centers the Black Diaspora

kweliTV delivers authentic stories about the Black community through documentaries, films and series. For the Black Girl Nerds out there, kweliTV has a sci-fi fantasy section with short films like Habeas Corpus starring Chad L Coleman from The Walking Dead and screen legend Tim Reid in a story about a man who can’t get over...

Why I Still Get Mad When I Game — The Story of a Female POC Gamer

It can be rough being a female POC Gamer. And for one Black Girl Nerd, it gets downright infuriating. Read on and learn why one BGN still gets mad when she's gaming, here on Black Girl Nerds!

BGN Interview With Engineer Brittany Young Creator of STEM Outreach Program B-360

When someone mentions STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) your first thoughts are probably equations and giant machines, but if someone were to mention dirt bikes you just might look at them funny. Brittany Young — a young black female engineer in Baltimore, Maryland — created B-360 a multi-award-winning organization that teaches youth about the...

‘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...
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