Hidden Figures: Where Black Girl Nerds Make Black Girl Magic!

  I am looking for the correct words by which to frame this film, but my words are slow to come. I feel that this film, Hidden Figures, requires contemplation to address. I want to be subjective here, but, NOPE!  I LOVE THIS FILM! That’s a given. I kind of want to climb a tall...

Redefine What It Means To Be Free

After a week like this, and the future that's been rolled out before us, it feels important to keep imagining different ways to be and modes to operate from. And I don't think Meshell Ndegeocello would balk at her lyrics being re-purposed to title an article that highlights the Black Speculative Arts Movement . This annual...

BGN Review: Black Women in Medicine

  Black Women in Medicine is a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Crystal R. Emery that chronicles the challenges Black women face in the medical field and provides insight into the history of Black female doctors. To provide you with some staggering statistics, only two percent of all physicians in America are Black...

Black and Abroad

By Ashley Dawson Dear Random Tinder Men, I am not your caramel, chocolate, Godiva, Hershey's bar. I am an independent, ambitious and highly entertaining woman that should not be strictly defined by the color of her skin. My catalogs of screen-shotted messages from Tinder are miles long, however, mine always gravitates towards my ethnicity. It’s almost...

BGN #97 | Jean Grae, Moana, and Beyond TV Series

Segment 1: Hip hop artist Jean Grae chats with us about her prolific impact on the music industry and gives her opinions about the post-election. Hosted by Jamie, Grace and Tora Segment 2: Actress Auli'i Cravalho of Disney's Moana chats about her new role as a Disney princess and the playing a character that will reach...

Racial discrimination & resignation of Dr. Misee Harris – An Open Letter to media

(On Thursday, September 4, 2014, Dr. Misee Harris, best known to the media as the “Black Bachelorette” hopeful, was forced to resign from her dental practice where she was beloved by both staff and patients. The reason for her resignation was over a clash of ethics involving her outspoken social media support of the...

Black Women and Interracial Dating: A Q&A with Relationship Expert Christelyn Karazin

  It's time to have an honest, open discussion about interracial relationships. No, I don't mean gabbing about the latest drama between Olivia and Fitz. I mean actual, real-life interracial relationships. Despite its higher representation on TV and in pop culture, this is still a taboo subject, and one that is often met with a range of emotions...

How The Vampire Diaries Wronged Bonnie Bennett

By: Kristen Carter Now that The Vampire Diaries has ended, I have some time to reflect on what it means to me. I saw the trailer and was immediately captivated. It reminded me of Twilight because of the palpable teenage angst, and the two lead actors looked similar to Bella and Edward. Looking back, I can see...

IN STUDIO With Sharon Obuobi: New African Art Podcast Launches on iTunes

In STUDIO with Sharon Obuobi is a weekly podcast series of conversations with artists, curators and influencers particularly in the African arts. Passionate about stimulating open-minded discussions as inspired by art, Sharon created the series to tell the stories of creatives and challenge listeners to see the world in new ways. The podcast airs with weekly...

What Shipping Richonne Taught Me About Racism

So if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead and don’t want to be spoiled, consider this your warning. SPOILERS. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE. Now that that’s out of the way… Can we talk about what happened last night? No, the last five minutes weren’t a shared hallucination – it really did happen. Last night on...
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