Warner Brothers ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Fans Take New York City

Get your #WandsReady for something special, just for all of you Harry Potter fans! In preparation for the release of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer, Warner Brothers orchestrated a 2-day fan event in New York City. There, social media influencers, journalists, and some of the biggest fans of the Harry Potter franchise were...

BGN Interview: The Authors of ‘Deadly Sexy’

It is one thing to for an author to have his books on the bestseller lists. It’s another thing to see those books turn into movies. Like a dream. Award-winning, NAACP Image Award nominee, best-selling historical and contemporary romance author, Beverly Jenkins, remains in a dream state. One of her romance novels, Deadly Sexy,...

That Time I Saved ‘Superman’

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Chances are you’ve probably seen him while looking up in the sky. You probably thought it was a bird. No… a plane.  The uncertainty is understandable. In addition to being more powerful than a locomotive, he’s also faster than a speeding bullet. Make no mistake. He's out there and has been...

BGN Book Review: The Chronocar by Steve Bellinger

By Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa In her historical memoir, Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman says, “In an apocalyptic account of history, the end is inevitable and destruction can be traced to the most innocuous and routine beginnings, like the exchange of salutations and vows of love on the Atlantic coast.” She’s speaking of the 1482 meeting...

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 Pull List: Sorghum and Spear – Simidan Comic Power

In March 2017, the creative team of Dedren Snead and Timothy Geathers initiated a Kickstarter campaign that introduces a universe where the All-Mother Eshe has shepherded the An’Fre people in the world of Tal'Jazar, known as the Eternal Realm.  As with all realms, all good things must end as a dark force enters.  In...

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 Interview: Laurell K. Hamilton On Sensual Words and Sexual Awakenings

On August 7, Laurell K. Hamilton released the 26th installment to her best-selling romantic fantasy series, Serpentine, to great fanfare and a top spot on the book sales charts. It's the latest on her character Anita Blake--a necromancer, a vampire hunter, and a federal agent tasked with regulating the country's "monsters". However, so many fans have...

BGN Book Review: The Immeasurable Want of Light

By Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa We’ve burdened darkness with all our fears. We blame it when we see evil. We call on love, light, and all the forces of good to protect us from it. Our goal is to eliminate it, to rid ourselves and our world of it. But in Daaimah Mubashshir’s new play, The...

BGN Pull List: Farmhand You Can Go Home Again – But Why?

From Image Comics, Rob Guillory — the artist who made you want to eat chicken — has branched out on his own to draw and write the upcoming title Farmhand.  It seems more and more that the cycle of life continues to pull you back home.  As we are living longer (no thanks to...
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