Black Women

New Series Alert: Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis

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By Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael   I've been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I don’t recall learning how to read or being introduced to books. My love for words is just as old as I am. It is at the beginning of me. Yet, in all that time, there wasn’t a character I...

Self-Acceptance as a Black Girl: Insecurities in Intense Academics

Written by Maya Foster Ever since I was young, I had a genuine interest in learning and school -- exploring the natural world with my sister, reading various books, and writing down my crazy imagine in the form of stories.  My interests eventually encouraged me to challenge myself with accelerated/advanced placement courses throughout middle school...

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is Phenomenal

  It’s the real-life version of Game of Thrones, and it’s just as good, if not better. I understand that as a history nerd, and a lover of Shakespeare, period dramas, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice, my assessment might come across as being bias. I assure you that everything I’m about to write is as objective as...

HIDDEN FIGURES | BLACK GIRLS CODE

20th Century Fox and Black Girls CODE have partnered to create FutureKatherineJohnsons.com, a website built by the next generation of young women poised to make a difference in our world the same way that Katherine, Dorothy and Mary have in the upcoming film, HIDDEN FIGURES. The movie tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G....

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...

Hidden Figures Press Conference

  After three years in the Air Force, I moved from southern Germany to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. Langley Air Force Base to be exact. Upon in-processing, we learned about NASA and Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn.  This was the first time I ever heard about the trio. These women are...

The Star Wars Universe is Proliferated with Brunette White Female Protagonists

  Republished From Just Add Color I love the new direction Star Wars is taking with The Force Awakens and now Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I even support the fact that Rogue One is rumored to be the first Star Wars film not to begin with the classic Star Wars preamble crawl. Rogue One is also running with the diverse platform The Force...

#BGNPodcast Extra: An Intimate Interview with Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi

We are proud to present to you an insightful and inspiring interview with actor Emayatzy Corinealdi best known for her role as Ruby in Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere and the role of Belle in Roots.  You can currently catch the 2016 miniseries of Roots on Hulu and Middle of Nowhere for streaming on Netflix. In this one-on-one...

I Am Saved By The Bell’s Lisa Turtle

  Republished from Just Add Color I've suddenly come to a realization. I am Saved By The Bell's Lisa Turtle. I'm not her in the sense that I'm fabulously wealthy. The way I'm like Lisa Turtle is that on paper, I have what every guy is supposedly looking for (or so they say): brains, looks (if I may say...

Fourteen Total Golden Globe nominations for African American Creators

  The 74th annual Golden Globes came out Monday, and though people of color have a lot to celebrate, when it comes to diversity in film and television there is still a lot of work to be done.  Damien Chazelle’s modern day musical La La Land led the film nominations with seven including; Best Picture,...
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