BGN Film Review: ‘On Her Shoulders’

By Utibe Gautt Ate When you watch filmmaker Alexandria Bombach’s poignant documentary, On Her Shoulders, you’re reminded that two worlds exist simultaneously. There is one world, that of a young girl, fifteen probably younger, who lives in Sinjar, Iraq under ISIS rule and law. She is their sex slave. Her mother and father are dead,...

5 Ways You Can Protect the Vote…from the Poll Line

Election day 2018 is turning out to be the largest since 2008 when President Obama's name first appeared on the ballot for the highest seat in the land. Precincts around the country are reporting record turnout. However, all that activity means much longer lines at the polls. The 2018 midterms have also been fraught with...

Obama Stopped into Gary, IN To Remind Us All to Vote Nov. 6

Word that the 44th President, Barack Obama was coming to Northwest Indiana hit my neck-of-the-woods just as the news of Trump’s plan to sow his hatred on the same grounds was announced. To many of us, Obama has been that refreshing salve on an excruciating abscessed tooth that is Trump and his base. And,...

BGN Interview: Corey Brettschneider, Constitutional Law Expert on Trump’s Birthright Citizenship Nonsense

The whole country has been debating the Trump’s latest announcement to repeal the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship announcement. It came first through an interview with Axios. https://twitter.com/axios/status/1057226389001256961 And then from one of his infamous tweets. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1057624553478897665 Everybody has an opinion on the case, from the dude who bagged my groceries this morning to my one of my relatives...

BGN Politics: Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

The start of the mid-term election season is here and BGN wanted to support awareness regarding an issue of economic opportunity and civil rights.  Net neutrality has been defined as the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of their origin or purpose of that data.  In May 2018,...

BGN Politics Interview: Jehmu Greene, Black Women, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Lynnette Nicholas The mid-term election season is upon us and BGN recently spoke with Democrat, Jehmu Greene about why it’s important for women to use their voice, the power and influence that millennials have, and why the 2018 mid-term elections are the most vital.  Jehmu Greene, is a television commentator, social justice advocate, and...

BGN Politics Interview: Tiffany Loftin of the NAACP on Empowering Today’s Youth

By Lisa D. DeNeal (@diolette) As a child, Tiffany Dena Loftin wanted to be a theatrical actress, and, an astronaut. But the world had something else in mind for the 29-year-old Los Angeles native. She's the oldest of three children to union parents, and, raised by their mother. Loftin later became an activist after a...