Black Girls Code puts on an outstanding event that allows young Black girls to come front and center in the tech world

Black Girls Code (BGC) put on something I’ve never witnessed before--a live coding and mentoring event! In partnership with Dropbox, a relationship that has thrived for over a year, BGC was able to pair 20 Black girls, ranging from ages 8-16, with 25 coding industry experts and mentors that they had never met before....

BGN TBT: Anatomy of an Episode–Aunt Viv and “The Big Four-Oh”

By Ashley Turner In today’s #BGNTBT (Black Girl Nerds Throwback Thursday) post, I want to take look at what came to be the establishing moment of Professor Vivian Banks, Ph.D. Everyone has seen the memes and gifs generated from this episode. I think that says a lot about how much of an impact the show...

In Case You Missed It…BGN Podcast 4/8/13 Interview with Dr. Misee Harris

Check out the interview with Dr. Misee Harris! We talked about the Bachelorette, social media, and the depiction of women in media. Listen to internet radio with Black Girl Nerds on Blog Talk Radio

An Ode to Black, Brown, and Beautiful

What does it mean to be a black person living in Australia? Or on a broader spectrum, what does it meas to be a second-generation immigrant of colour living in a metropolis in Western society? Questions like these are never simply answered, more so they are reflected in our interactions with the people around us. DISCLAIMER....

Con Report: Black Speculative Arts Movement

There's nothing like a convention to make you wish you could pull a Multiplicity and assign a clone to see everything there is to see. The studious one could attend all of the workshops and panels while the gregarious one could bust it up in the vendor area. I was faced with that dilemma when...

BGN #112 I It’s Oprah! And Karen Pittman

  Segment 1: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks debuts on HBO April 22nd. We chat with the cast including Oprah Winfrey herself! The film is based on the book of the same name by author Rebecca Skloot. Interview features: George C. Wolfe, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll and Reg....

In Case You Missed It….BGN Podcast 5/6/13 Black Women In Heavy Metal

We interviewed Laina Dawes, the author of What Are You Doing Here: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal and Ursula from Hear Evil News.  We talk about the depiction of black women in the metal industry and the black community's response to heavy metal enthusiasts.Listen to internet radio with Black Girl...

Q&A with Natural Hair Bawse Regina Gwynn

As a recent naturalista (been going strong for over seven months!), I'm always looking for different ways to style my hair and options on those days that I am feeling lazy and like having someone else hook it up. So it was a bit of a blessing when I ran into Regina Gwynn at an event...

#BGNPodcast In Case You Missed It: CEO Maya Penn

Maya Penn is a 15 year old CEO that does it all from animation to designing environmentally-friendly clothing. She runs a non-profit that helps young girls in third world countries and she's a self-declared geek! If you feel the need to be inspired today, take a moment and listen to this amazing podcast with...

I’m A Black Woman And I Don’t Twerk: A Look At Cultural (Mis)Appropriation

I'll allow a few extra moments for you to react to the title of this post before I begin.First of all, I'd like to blame this week's internet buzz for forcing me to use the word "twerk" at all. Until Mileygate on Sunday, I was peacefully in the dark about the word and its...
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