Meet Tomi Adeyemi, the author of ‘Children of Blood and Bone’

I first heard about Tomi after news broke about her record breaking movie deal. At 23 years old, Tomi landed one of the biggest YA debut novel publishing deals ever for her upcoming novel, Children of Blood and Bone. Listen, the book isn't due to come out until 2018, and there is already a...

BGN Comic Review: The Creators #4

By Britany Murphy The Creators takes place in a world of imagination. It can be a powerful and terrifying place, add some very shady characters to the mix, well- you’re in for a world of trouble. Antagonist, Maya is a creator- when she puts her pen or pencil to paper and begins to draw, her drawings...

Hot Gimmick S – Second Times the Charm

The only thing that saved Hot Gimmick for me was the release of the sequel, Hot Gimmick S, which focuses on an alternate ending wherein Hatsumi doesn't end up with the abusive and rape-minded Ryoki at all. Instead, she's making wedding plans with her adopted older brother; the intellectually-gifted, doting, and hardworking Shinogu, whom...

Comic Review — Star Wars: Captain Phasma Issue #1

Captain Phasma was one of the breakout stars of The Force Awakens. However many fans were disappointed with how the character was utilized in the film. There has been lots of positive buzz about Phasma’s upcoming appearance in The Last Jedi, and this comic series is the bridge between her fate at the end...

For Black People Who Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ While Waiting for ‘Who Fears Death’

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it before, and you probably heard it Sunday night: the emblematic sigils of HBO’s Game of Thrones have an uncanny ability to unite hugely distant people under one banner, in this world and their own. However, #ThronesYall’s seven season-long struggle with tired tropes of casting people of color...

Stay Of Execution

  A cliffhanger is a central theme and framing device of the collection of stories known as the One Thousand and One Nights, wherein the queen Scheherazade, who is facing a morning execution on the orders of her husband, King Shahryar, devises the solution of telling him a story but leaving it at a cliffhanger,...

Becky Strikes Again: The A B to Jay-Z Controversy

If someone is writing and profiting from a book based on OUR culture, you better believe we want some Black hands on it. That is why most of this country is so misinformed about Black people and our culture in the first place.

Legend of the Mantamaji Holiday Giveaway!

  Just in time for the holidays, BGN is hosting a giveaway of Eric Dean Seaton's The Legend of the Mantamaji graphic novel series! Legend of the Mantamaji tells the story of Elijah Alexander, a rising Assistant District Attorney in New York who learns he is the last of a race of mystical knights called the...

Legend of the Mantamaji Series Launch TODAY!

  We have an exclusive look at the first episode of today TV Director Eric Dean Seaton new web miniseries "Legend of the Mantamaji: Behind the Scenes." The 12 episode series follows Eric and his production team over three days as he takes his graphic novel series "Legend of the Mantamaji" to the next level...

The Origin Stories Behind the Villains of Black Panther – Part Two

Written by: Kai Charles The following is part 2 of this series featuring the foes of the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. This editorial will focus on MCU villain M'Baku. The inhabitants of Wakanda are not always docile to their leadership. An example of this is the story of M'Baku. M’Baku Cinematic Version Winston Duke In our first glimpse of...