BGN Interview: Gugu Mbatha-Raw is ‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ Down to Earth Dr. Kate Murry

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is perfect for the role of Dr. Kate Murry, astrophysicist, and Meg’s mother, in Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time. Though she has played a variety of characters on stage and screen, there seems to be a type she embodies particularly well: the accomplished, brainy woman. From the costume drama Belle, to the...

New Books by Black Authors

Many African American readers search out books by black authors because they enjoy reading books by writers whose life experiences parallel their own. The black experience is unique and the literature by black authors reflects this reality. The past few years have been especially prolific ones for black authors who are giving the world a...

BGN Comic Book Review: ‘The Black Dahlias’

Read on for the latest review of 'The Black Dahlias' Issue Zero by Schwarz, Clark, Syahrazad & Aguierre, right now on Black Girl Nerds!

‘Good Girls’ Gives Us the Black Girlfriend with No Stereotypes or Strings

Good Girls on NBC lets Retta Sirleaf shine.  I discovered Retta's work a few years after she made her mark as Donna on Parks and Recreation. I saw her on Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce when she came in as Abby McCarthy’s (Lisa Edelstein) evil villain of an editor Barbara. Despite Retta's highly emotive facial expressions...

Jedi Mysticism Takes a Front Seat on ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

The latest two episodes of Star Wars: Rebels turned up the mysticism to 11. What else could we expect from episodes about an ancient Jedi temple? "Wolves and a Door" The team is in favor of helping Ezra liberate the Jedi temple on Lothal but how will they get from the southern side of the planet...

BGN Film Review: ‘The Light of the Moon’

The Light of the Moon is lived-in, in every sense of the word. The new Amazon film takes a great look at the affects of sexual assault and how one woman overcomes it all. Read on for this Black Girl Nerds film review.

BGN Comic Book Review: ‘Metal’ Issue 5

Black Girl Nerds contributor Kai Charles returns with the latest review of 'Dark Knights Metal Issue 5' right here on Black Girl Nerds. Read on for more!

Family Matters Rewind: ‘Two-Income Family’

Welcome back to the Family Matters rewind. I hope you all have been catching up on Family Matters on Hulu in the meantime, in preparation for some good old Winslow 90’s nostalgia with the second episode of Family Matters season one.  Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to unpack in the second official episode of the...

Paramount Network’s ‘Heathers’ Reboot Wants to be More Woke Than It Is

In the era of countless reboots, Heathers is another vessel of reminiscing about the past in order to comment on the present. This second generation of Heathers presents a more diverse type of popular girl in this year’s anthology series based on the 1988 film of the same name. However, the series is not...

BGN News Beat: The Week’s Biggest Headlines

What's going on in the TV world? New series, new Doctor and now a new logo. BBC released the new logo for the upcoming season of Doctor Who. To quote our new Doctor, “Brilliant!” Jodie Whittaker will be taking over as the Thirteen Doctor with new showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch). Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh will...

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