‘The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses’ is Phenomenal

It’s the real-life version of Game of Thrones, and it’s just as good--if not better. I understand that as a history nerd and a lover of Shakespeare, period dramas, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice, my assessment might come across as being bias. I assure you that everything I’m about to write is as objective as possible. Fine,...

5 Things Everyone Will Talk About in ABC’s Still-Star Crossed

  Shondaland TV has done it again with changing the game in how we see diversity on the small screen in her latest project Still-Star Crossed.  The story of this new innovative take on William Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet begin after the tragic deaths of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.  Sharing bits and...

BGN Film Review: Girls Trip

  By: DaVette See  Let’s cut to the chase: Girls Trip is the summer party movie you’ve been waiting for.  It flat out delivers all the fun, all the heart, and all of the wild alcohol-infused revelries that you’d hope for in a movie about four girlfriends who have been apart for too long to get together...

BGN TIFF 2018 Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Time: the word tolled like the bells of a church. Fonny was doing: time. In six months’ time, our baby would be here. Somewhere, in time, Fonny and I met; somewhere, in time, we had loved; somewhere. no longer in time, but now, totally, at times mercy, we loved.         — James Baldwin, If Beale...

BGN TV: ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2 Brings the Thunder and Lightning

BGN recently had the pleasure of visiting the set of Black Lightning as season two was being taped. We were given the opportunity to speak with the cast, crew, and showrunner about all that is in store for this forthcoming season. From the very beginning, it was evident that the showrunner and executive producer,...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘The Drop In’

The Drop In is an Afrofuturistic action drama, written and directed by Naledi Jackson, The Drop In stars Mouna Traoré (Murdock Mysteries, Brown Girl Begins) as Joelle, a young hairdresser, and Oluniké Adeliyi (Working Moms) as Grace. The film begins fairly quietly; as Joelle is cleaning up after a busy day, a woman enters the salon, asking...

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...

BGN Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  This is one of those films that will make you want to learn more about the story of Henrietta Lacks after your first viewing. The story of Henrietta Lacks may be familiar to most of us, but for those who are not connected to the story, the experimentation of Black men and women's bodies for...

‘Love Is___’ A Real (& Black) Romance for 90s Kids

Dewayne Wayne is back on television in a 90s show, Love Is ___. Okay, it’s not Dewayne from A Different World, but it is Kadeem Hardison starring as the eccentric boss of 1997 Nuri (played by Michele Weaver). He is not the only throwback in the show. The clothes, music, and much of the...

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...