Michael Gets Her Groove On in Episode 7 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

I figured that not a lot of hard core Star Trek fans would dig this episode as much as I did for a few reasons, but mainly because it has more romance and less action that your average Trek series episode. But those are my personal favorites, so if you’re like me, you might...

AFROPUNK FEST: A Mecca of Incredible Individuality & Invention

AFROPUNK FEST falls somewhere in-between the far-reaching galaxies, the motherland, a mosh-pit, and your best friend’s kickback. It’s a time and space where the land sparkles with melanin. The spirit of resilience causes the senses to overload with electricity and joy. There’s a buzz as all of the personalities bloom and flourish. AFROPUNK FEST...

Need To Know What Titles Are Coming to Netflix in November?

In November, Netflix wants to say thanks. Thanks for family, friends and best of all binge watching new titles coming exclusively to Netflix. This month’s lineup is about to get real with fan favorite Will Smith-led films Men in Black and Pursuit of Happyness and the much-anticipated Spike Lee reboot Netflix original series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” Dee...

Rotten Tomatoes Announces New Show ‘See It/Skip It’ On Facebook

Rotten Tomatoes announced yesterday the upcoming launch of its weekly show, "Rotten Tomatoes See It/Skip It," dedicated to movie and TV show debate and discussion. Premiering November 1, 2017, on the new Watch platform on Facebook, the show is designed to help fans decide what to watch in theaters and at home, and tap into current...

Karimah Westbrook Talks ‘Suburbicon’

Karimah Westbrook is one of those faces you know, with a name you'll soon see everywhere. The Chicago actress has been making the rounds on television for decades. She's had guest roles on Girlfriends, ER, Moesha, and Aquarius. Lately, she's had a powerful run in cinema. She starred in the 2003 film Baadasssss!. She gave a memorable...

Kiersey Clemons Gets Personal About ‘Flashpoint’s’ Iris West and ‘Flatliners’

If you don't know who Kiersey Clemons is, you will pretty soon. She starred in the Rick Famuyiwa coming of age film Dope about Black nerds going through a series of adventures in the inner city of southern Los Angeles. She played the role of Diggy, the openly queer character who has an affinity...

Ten Queer Women of Color in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Television

Queer women in pop media are an exciting sight. However, the television landscape of science fiction and fantasy seems to be densely populated by white heterosexual male characters, while queer Women of Color remain in the minority, drifting in the background either forgotten or underutilized. With the 2017 fall television season underway, everyone from traditional...

Con Recap: BGN @ Salt Lake Comic Con

Last month, Black Girl Nerds were invited guests to the Salt Lake Comic Con. I’ve heard a lot about this convention over the last few years due to it’s awesome Star Wars content. From our initial invitation, the SLCC staff was super accommodating to myself, Melissa and Kay-B. They were not only interested in us...

BGN Interview: Bushwick Film Festival Founder Kweighbaye Kotee

The Bushwick Film Festival is one of the most influential events for cinema in Brooklyn. For ten years, the festival has provided a space for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and a place in the Brooklyn community where audiences can enjoy independent cinema. I had the pleasure of interviewing the founder and CEO of BFF,...

7 Scintillating Sistas of Sci-Fi That Conventions Should Have On Speed Dial

There's no doubt about it, the number of sci-fi and pop culture conventions has exploded in recent years. Some, like San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), are huge flashy affairs. SDCC is a hybrid of industry extravaganza and fandom explosion. Some are small niche cons like Polaris Con, which cater to the needs of one engaged...
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