Black Girls Need To Take Over More Comedy

  You read that right: Black Girls need to take over more comedy in the media. We have black female comediennes and black sitcoms featuring black women, but we need to have a ton more black female scriptwriters in the industry—especially in comedy. As a female, black nerdy student in TV and film studies, I get...

Miss Educated. Miss Inspired. Miss Directed. Miss Gifted-And-Going-Far!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve focused on a lot of topics, but have strayed away from my primary focus and goal which is in re-education; Today, I regress. It has occurred to me that many of our daughters are being painted with the broader stroke of mediocrity and unjustly so. Young...

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...

Online Communities Can Be Both A Journey and Destination

Online Communities: For When Your IRL Community Isn't Affirming I grew up around white people. As a child, most of my friends were white. All of my teachers—with the exception of four—from preschool through my final year in college were white. I’m a pro-Black Black woman, but I never knew how to be around Black...

Healthy Roots Natural Hair Dolls Show Beauty in Diversity

  RISD and Brown students Yelitsa Jean-Charles, Anisa Holmes, Nitashia Johnson and Ingrid Nelson recognized the lack of diversity in children’s toys. That’s why they created a toy company called Healthy Roots: a product that not only brings diversity to the toy aisle but challenges beauty standards. What started as an art project at the...

Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet is Amazing, Refreshing and Yet Frustrating

  I had friends who have been telling me that I should pick up Marvel’s new Infinity Gauntlet for awhile, but I had so many other comics, reviews and shows that I was behind on that I let it pass until one day I was on tumblr and saw this image…     The Backstory   Infinity Gauntlet is actually...

BGN Preview: magnifiqueNOIR Book One: “I Am Magical”

What does it mean to be magical? Who decides who is magical? What does it take to be magical? Am I magical?   Are we?   magnifiqueNOIR Book One: “I Am Magical”   Synopsis: There’s a city. It’s like most other cities. Buildings. People. Monsters who can destroy sidewalks by vomiting acid onto the ground, and an elite group of black, queer, magical...

Season 2 of Black Feminist Blogger is Coming!

Press Release: Season 2 of Black Feminist Blogger is set to officially premiere on April 20th. Black Feminist Blogger is a new web-series centering on the protagonist Latoya, a queer black feminist blogger who is attempting to negotiate her identity as a feminist and a writer within the competitive terrain of the online feminist marketplace....

Wakanda in Us: Great Black STEM Leaders

As I watched Black Panther, I couldn’t stop feeling grateful that young Black boys and young Black girls could see themselves in a film of that magnitude. It displayed a positive portrayal of the African diaspora rarely seen; Black Panther depicts Black people as royalty, spies, warriors and, most significantly, scientists. The most compelling...

Crime Mob Boss Stephanie St. Clair Gets Her Own Film At HBO

Who is Stephanie St. Clair?  She's one of the most notorious crime mob bosses during the Harlem Renaissance who ran numerous criminal enterprises in New York during the early 20th century. St. Clair fought against other mobsters to maintain her independent business and was also considered an activist for the Black community at the time....