Disney’s Brings ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Back for Mother’s Day Weekend

A Wrinkle in Time was released at the end of February and breathed its magic all over the country for the next few months. If you saw the film, you are familiar with the “magic,” the film adaptation of the 1963 novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. The book is about a...

4 Reasons Why BET Should Have Kept ‘The Quad’

Recently it was announced BET has canceled the primetime drama The Quad after its second season — which ended on April 3, 2018. When I learned that the show would not be returning I was very disappointed not only as a fan but as a Black woman. Centered around newly-elected HBCU president Dr. Eva Fletcher, played...

Black Woman 2020: The Box Gives America What It Deserves

In these exhausting political times, it has become painfully apparent that America needs a hero. While the news of a possible Oprah presidency sparked excitement in some people, for others it was just another reminder of the burden placed on black women to fix America’s problems. From changing the course of history by voting...

BGN Interview: Maori Karmael Holmes, Executive Director of ARRAY Alliance

In February of 2018 it was announced that Maori Karmael Holmes would take on the mantle of Executive Director of ARRAY Alliance, the non-profit arm of the film collective ARRAY Now, founded by director Ava DuVernay. Holmes previously founded Black Lily Film & Music Festival for Women (2006 - 2010) which catered to and...

‘Hidden Figures’ TV Show Celebrates All Black Girl Nerds on Nat Geo

They are Hidden Figures no longer. In a Variety exclusive it has been announced that Nat Geo is in the early stages of developing and producing a television series based on the 2016 multi-award winning film. Hidden Figures is based on the biographical book by the same name written by Margot-Lee Shetterly, which chronicles the...

Candice Patton Ignores the Trolls and Focuses on the Importance of Representation

Many of us have experienced the vitriol of cyberbullying. It’s everywhere on social media with marginalized groups taking the brunt of these attacks. Black women and women of color are popular victims of online harassment. Not only are we harassed because we are women, we are harassed because we are women of color. Thus,...

“Not Magic, Technology” MLab Is Helping Cultivate a Generation of Shuries

Black Girl Nerds Netia & Erica Use Black Panther to Enflame A Generation of Youth in Technology Black Panther introduced audiences to a world filled with images of Black technology created by some of the best Black designers and makers in the business. For Netia McCray, Founder and Executive Director of Massachusetts-based Mbadika, it was...

Marvel Releases New Character Posters for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and We’re Hyped!

On April 4, 2018 Marvel Studios revealed their newest batch of character posters for Avengers: Infinity War and nerd hearts everywhere rejoiced. Not to play favorites, but certain posters caught my eye. I couldn't help but get emotional at seeing Okoye, Shuri, and T'Challa basking in Black excellence with ultraviolet colors that flattered their dark skin...

Short Film “Sirens” Introduces a Black Mermaid & Explores Police Brutality

In Sirens, a mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer. From writer-director, Jo-Dean Roark (Max Compact, Black&SexyTV), and producer, Rachel Upshaw (Breaking Open, Berlin for Lovers) comes a ten-minute short film with elements of fantasy, grounded in reality. Sirens...

BGN Book Review: ‘Well, That Escalated Quickly’

Most of us were introduced to Franchesca Ramsey by her viral YouTube video “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls”, but very few people know how this video even came to be. From our side of things, it seemed that Ramsey was an overnight success, a combination of luck and good timing. Both of...
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