Exclusive: ‘Counterpart’ Season 2 Clip with Betty Gabriel as Interchange Investigator

The STARZ Original Series Counterpart season 2 is coming to the STARZ network and promises to be just as explosive as last season. There are new characters, some familiar faces, and a mission to get to the bottom of the whole "interloper from the other side" business before it blows both worlds apart. Betty Gabriel joins...

Why We Needed Kendra The Vampire Slayer: A Character Study

By Dennis R. Upkins In every generation, there is a chosen one She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness She is the slayer In every generation, there was only one slayer. Then, Buffy Anne Summers happened. One of the biggest stories to emerge from Comic-Con this summer is the announcement of the...

BGN Film: Keke Palmer and Aunjanue Ellis in ‘Pimp’ Exclusive Clip

We got our hands on a clip from the film Pimp which opens with limited distribution today, November 9. Lee Daniels directs this modern love story that layers several themes to create a story that is well worth the trek to the theater. Keke Palmer is the star, in a role we have yet to experience...

BGN Interview: Lyric Lewis on Her Improv Origins and ‘A.P. Bio’ Season 2

The multi-talented Tiffany Haddish aside, comedic acting is one area of showbiz that still needs more black girl nerd representation. A.P. Bio’s Lyric Lewis is doing her part to help fill that need. The actress plays history teach, Stef Duncan in the funny-chaotic NBC series and also has a recurring role on the Zach...

BGN Interview: Investigative Reporter Shawndrea Thomas of Oxygen’s ‘The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon’

When journalist Shawndrea Thomas joined KTVI-Channel 2 in June 2011 in St. Louis, MO, little did she know, six months later, one story would change her life. On December 18, 2011, 23-year-old Phoenix Coldon, left her parents’ home in Spanish Lake, MO. Three hours later, Coldon’s SUV was found abandoned in East St. Louis,...

BGN Interview: Sanaa Lathan On ‘Nappily Ever After’ ‘Native Son’ and ‘Twilight Zone’

Sanaa Lathan never ceases to amaze us. The last time I spoke with the illustrious actress was during the broadcast run of the Fox series Shots Fired. In the episodic series, Lathan played Ashe Akino — an investigator working to solve the case of an unarmed white teen killed by a Black cop. Lathan came...

BGN Interview: Filmmaker Janine Sherman Barrois

The film industry is slowly evolving into a future that is female. With more women filmmakers and women of color filmmakers coming into the fold, media platforms are giving these incredibly talented artists a voice. TNT is producing in partnership with Refinery29 a platform called Shatterbox. Shatterbox’s mission is simple but essential: to give female...

Voting Machines Auto-Cast Ballots Against Abrams as the Shady Georgia Governor Race Continues

You've all heard of the allegations engulfing the Georgia race for governor. All roads have led to the Kemp camp as Black voters find their efforts to cast a ballot for candidate Stacey Abrams thwarted in alleged "errors". Funny thing is, these errors, especially the latest ones, have benefited her opponent Brian Kemp. The NAACP has had...

BGN Interview: Markeia McCarty on ‘Ask Your Black Geek Friend’ and Her Rising Star

I met Markeia McCarty on the junket for the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film. We geeked out over getting to play with the newest toys released from the movie and a new gaming app. I immediately knew that I had found a kindred spirit or a "kindred nerd". Since then, Markeia has been letting her...

BGN Interview: Parisa Fitz-Henley of ‘Midnight, Texas’

By: Megan Maher The cherry on top of this incredible set visit experience of the sophomore NBC series Midnight, Texas is the vivacious Parisa Fitz-Henley that plays Fiji Cavanaugh. She is Black girl magic personified with a heavy and fun dosage of Black girl nerd/geek mixed into one! I had the pleasure of sitting down...