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 TV Review: ‘Charmed’

Brilliant and smart women in the past have historically been seen as witches. Many societies and cultures have often portrayed women with talent as enchantresses. So, it comes as no surprise that our three favorite sorceresses-Prue, Phoebe, and Piper--have been readapted for modern audiences. The new Charmed reboot is a more inclusive and ever...

BGN TV Review: ‘Imperfect’

Imperfect might have audiences feeling like they are watching a television commercial instead of an engaging and entertaining program. This is partly due to the concept of the short episode that the series adheres to and very closely. But it is also partially due to the quick pace nature of the seemingly banal situations...

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...

BGN Interview: Actor Lori Laing Discusses Being Genderqueer In Hollywood

Lori Laing is an actor you need to keep on your radar. If you caught season 2 of Iron Fist, she played a pivotal role as Avalon — one of a trio of sketchy tattoo artists. She also starred as Nala in the acclaimed web-series Giving Me Life (In the Land of the Deadass) and since...

Meet Tati Gabrielle of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

BGN got an opportunity to chat with actress Tati Gabrielle, best known for her role as Gaia on CW’s The 100. Tati spoke to us while on set, with her adorable, super chill chihuahua, Nas (like the rapper as she pointed out) in hand.  We chatted briefly about her new character, Prudence on the...

Keke Palmer is “All Girl, All Pimp” in this Trailer for New film ‘Pimp’

Black women are always on the side of victimhood in films about sex work. They are the women who must struggle away from the pimps and the ones being abused by them. In the case of the legendary blaxploitation film Coffey, starring Pam Grier, the Black woman is the one saving others from sex work....

Rihanna Says, “Nope” to the Superbowl, Cuz Kaepernick and More

Deadline reports that Rihanna took time from her Fenty firebrand and from producing new music to give the NFL a big, "NOPE!" on headlining the Superbowl. Reports are that Rih-Rih is staying away from the gig because of her support for Colin Kaepernick. But, her action dredges up an even deeper issue — how...

Chaka Khan Honored As 2019 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

Let me tell you something good! Wednesday morning on the front lawn of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses House, icon, Goddess, the Queen of Funk herself, Chaka Khan was named the 2019 Rose Parade Grand Marshal. This is a huge moment for Pasadena and a huge moment for the Tournament of Roses. Chaka Khan...
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