Black Women

BGN at the NAACP Image Awards Luncheon Red Carpet!

  We stopped by the NAACP Image Awards Luncheon and BGN interviews some of your favorite entertainers and finds out what they "geek out" about!  The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s preeminent multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture, and...

The Mother of Pell Grants: Lois Dickson Rice

As many may know, Lois Dickson Rice (also known as Lois Dickson Fitt) recently passed away on January 4, 2017. Rice was born in Portland Maine on February 28, 1933. Her parents, David Augustus Dickson and Mary Daly, were Jamaican immigrants who did not graduate from high school. Her father worked as a...

Wakanda’s Midnight Angels are More Powerful Together

By: Janaya Greene When Black Panther: World of Wakanda Pt. 1 left off, the newly inducted Dora Milaje’s initiation ceremony was interrupted by a massive flooding. T’Challa granted the Avengers permission to hide in Wakanda, which lead ruler of the undersea Atlantis, Namor, to flood The Golden City. At the time, he was possessed by...

Who’s ready for a #GirlsTrip?

Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, upcoming Almost Christmas) presents Girls Trip, a new comedy from director/producer Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise, Barbershop: The Next Cut). When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods...

Give It To ‘Em Queen: Living Single Revival

It was a simpler time. I vividly remember seeing the cast of Living Single poised and self assured letting people know about their upcoming, groundbreaking sitcom seated on the Arsenio Hall Show. At the time, his was the most electrifying late night property on television. I also shamefully remember being put off by Erika...

#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Akakioga

Akakioga Long Beach, CA Social Media Info: Facebook How long have you been cosplaying? Going on about 4 years! What was your first convention? Anime Expo 2006 What was your first cosplay? Deep Dive Riku: Kingdom Hearts 2 Do you feel you have a cosplay expertise? If so what would it be? (i.e. props, sewing etc.) Sewing and wig styling! What have been your least...

#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Kuko

Kuko Charlottetown, PE  IG: Ashley Kuko Creations |  Facebook How long have you been cosplaying?  13 years What was your first convention?  Anime North 2003 What was your first cosplay?  Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena Do you feel you have a cosplay expertise? If so what would it be? (i.e. props, sewing etc.) Drafting patterns and sewing What have been your least and most...

Who Else Is a ‘Hidden Figure’?

Looking to learn about more 'Hidden Figures' in American history? Stay tuned to this new segment on Black Girl Nerds!

BGN Comic Review: Justice League of America – Vixen Rebirth #1

  Justice League of America: Vixen Rebirth is a book that connects with your imagination. It is not every day that one of America’s most recognizable talents is seen hopping from rooftops to help a fan find their missing parent. But, Mari McCabe does just that. On a live television interview, one of the students...

Join Ava Behind-The-Scenes of ‘A Wrinkle in Time

By Janaya Greene   Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time began production in November, and it looks to be off to a great start. The indie film powerhouse has been giving her fans behind the scenes looks at the book-to-film adaptation on her Instagram stories and most recently, on Periscope.   Periscope 360 "It's the new thing!"   Duvernay...
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