‘Claws’ Season Two is More Messy Intersectional Feminism, and it’s Still So Necessary

Set in the imaginary town of Palmetto on the treasure coast of Florida, Claws follows Desna Simms (Niecy Nash) and her nail salon crew as they attempt to get ahead in a world that doesn’t value women or their work. To help make ends meet in her struggling salon spot, Desna begins laundering money...

BGN Politics: Dog Whistles–What’s in a Word?

Omarosa Manigault-Newman is the latest individual in the crosshairs of a man who has insulted world leaders, whole countries, and religions without losing favor with his base. Although she is not known for her decorum, Newman does not deserve being equated to a domesticated pet that has been bred to enhance various characteristics.  In...

HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness Exhibit” is an Unforgettable Art Installation

By Lynnette Nicholas The two-day art exhibition features a variety of vignettes and installations that reflect themes and scenes represented in the Random Acts of Flyness variety series. Designed to celebrate black culture, the two-day experience will feature several interactive elements including: “Black Women Will Save Us All” Room-highlighting the Black women who continue to make and...

BGN Interview: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Costume Designer Deirdra Govan

By Tejah Wilson Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, has been a hit. It will go down as not only one of the best films of 2018, but one of the best films of this generation. Boots Riley had the vision, and he needed someone to help him bring that vision to life....

BGN Interview: Tichina Arnold Chats About ‘The Neighborhood’

By Diedre Johnson @diedremichelle The antics of Pam and Martin (Lawrence) were so over the top that they were scary/funny on the overly-broad 1990s-era Fox comedy Martin. Very few things were off limits and everything was played for laughs. Since that time, Pam’s character — actress Tichina Arnold — has made a name for herself...

Black Beauty–YouTubers Make their Mark in the World of Beauty

By Beverly Kwakye Black beauty YouTubers are rising within the YouTube beauty community. With the ever-changing scope of beauty, fashion, and style trends of 2018, it’s no surprise that young Black women are slowly breaking into the digital realm to showcase beauty products. From videos that focus on natural hair products designed for all African American...

BGN Book Review: ‘Slay in Your Own Lane’ Cheers on Black Women Who Go Their Own Way

By: Brittany M. Thompson Slay in Your Lane, the Black girl Bible, by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené is an absolute revelation. It highlights and validates the experiences of Black women in society. Every Black child has been told that you must be twice as good to get half the credit of your mediocre colleague....

BGN is Throwing a ‘Breaking In’ Live Twitter Party and You’re Invited!

What would you do if your kids were trapped in a house with crazed group criminals? In Breaking In, Shaun Russell must make that decision. She is locked outside, at her father’s house in the middle of nowhere, no car, no phone, and no shoes on her feet. But, Shaun’s baby’s (we still call...

BGN Interview: ‘Bevelations’ and ‘Page Six TV’ Host Bevy Smith

  Life-long New Yorker and self-declared Harlem girl Bevy Smith is a woman of many talents.  She's a headstrong business woman that knows how to run a media empire. Just to name off a few of her gigs; she's the co-host on Page Six TV and the host of Sirius XM’s “Bevelations” on Radio Andy. ...

BGN Interview: ‘Mind Your Business with Mahisha’ Host, Mahisha Dellinger

By Lisa D. DeNeal (@diolette) Don’t call Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of, CURLS, LLC, and, host of the new OWN series, Mind Your Business with Mahisha, a reality TV star. That was not her purpose when she signed on to do a show that allows her to help aspiring, but struggling, women entrepreneurs become successful...
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