Why a ‘Good Fight’ Binge May be the Self-care You Need This Week

This week, I finally grew too tired of the politics and Trump shenanigans to watch anymore. I think the Commander in Chief's supporters inciting a race war might have done it. Or maybe it was all the coded racism surrounding the immigrant families who are still being brutalized by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Why We All Need to See ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ on Starz

By Diedre Johnson  @diedremichelle Jazz singer Dinah Washington’s classic song, This Bitter Earth teamed with contemporary composer Max Richter’s classical music is one of the soundtrack choices in this haunting documentary. The film is about the smalltown rape of wife and mother, Recy Taylor in pre-Civil Rights Alabama. There should be a warning at the...

BGN Interview: Kym Whitley Chats About The “Lipstick ‘N Laughter” Comedy Showcase

Fan-favorite Kym Whitley is no stranger to the science of comedy.  But what if I told you that she is hosting an event that combines science WITH comedy? Literally! Co-hosting is David A. Arnold, and both will headline the event along with Emmy-Award winning actress, author and comedian Sherri Shepherd to host the inaugural comedy...

BGN Film Review: ‘Acrimony’

Acrimony is not like a Tyler Perry film, at least it doesn’t start that way. In so many of Perry’s films, the women are stripped down to their stereotypes, which he leans on and exploits throughout the film. Not here. In Acrimony, he works the female character up to those stereotypical roles, educating the...

BGN Book Review: The Immeasurable Want of Light

By Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa We’ve burdened darkness with all our fears. We blame it when we see evil. We call on love, light, and all the forces of good to protect us from it. Our goal is to eliminate it, to rid ourselves and our world of it. But in Daaimah Mubashshir’s new play, The...

The Return of GLOW is Finally Upon Us!

GLOW is Freaking BACK! And this time it’s back with a vengeance! If you were in the front row and present for season one, you are in for a treat. Season two is all about the more. More wrestling. More girl fights. More hilarious drama from this crowd-pleasing cast. Season 2 continues to show off...

BGN’s TBT: A ‘Living Single’ vs. ‘Friends’ Character Showdown

By Ashley Turner In 1993 a sitcom airs on a major cable network. It’s a series about six friends who all live, love and laugh together as they navigate life’s uncertainties in New York City. It’s funny, sexy, and aspirational and speaks to an entire generation of young people who grow up watching the characters....

In Preparation for Coming Out: A Mother’s Wish for Pride

It will never understand a parent who disowns their LGBTQIA kid. Mine is the same precious girl that she was when I brought her home from the hospital as a newborn. In fact, I think she is better since coming out when she was a high school freshman. Coming out made her more free,...

‘Love Is___’ A Real (& Black) Romance for 90s Kids

Dewayne Wayne is back on television in a 90s show, Love Is ___. Okay, it’s not Dewayne from A Different World, but it is Kadeem Hardison starring as the eccentric boss of 1997 Nuri (played by Michele Weaver). He is not the only throwback in the show. The clothes, music, and much of the...

SURPRISE! Beyonce and Jay Shock the World with “Everything Is Love”

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z surprise the world with a long-awaited collaborated album Everything Is Love. The album is worth the wait! We all know the Carters are currently touring the world for their second On The Run Tour. But, no one said a thing about the couple's decision to shock the world--while on said tour--with nine tracks...
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