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Review: Rogue One Issue One by Houser Laiso & Bazaldua

By Kai Charles I hadn’t planned on picking up this series as individual issues, but when I found this Krennic Action figure variant at Star Wars Celebration I had to pick it up.   So what can this Rogue One comic offer months after the movie's release? Quite a lot actually. The creators reached out to Gareth...

#BGNPodcast Extra – The American Gods Episode

  From Austin to NYC we covered the cast and crew behind the new Starz production of Neil Gaiman's American Gods which premieres April 30th. This podcast episode features Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Ricky Whittle, Neil Gaiman, Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Pablo Schreiber, Jonathan Tucker and Kristin Chenoweth. Featuring hosts Kyndal and Valerie Edited by John Bauer and...

We Need to talk about ‘The Hate U Give’ (T.H.U.G.)

The Hate U Give is a debut novel by Angie Thomas and is heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. It's also quite hilarious. So, what's it about? Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter witnesses the death of her childhood friend Khalil when he's shot by a police officer while also unarmed. She lives in Garden Heights but goes to a...

BGN Book Review: The Shadow Crucible

Tamara Lakomy was born in London but raised under the powerful tribal influences of North Africa. She studies archeology and the shamanistic practices of Indigenous people. Her new and recently-released novel The Shadow Crucible attaches human imagination, dark fantasy, and stories of shamanistic legends. "I was always drawn to dark fantasy because it's a good...

BGN Book Review: A Fistful of Honey

Overall, I would recommend others to read A Fistful of Honey by Malena Crawford. Many will find themselves in the main character, Alena. When I first saw the cover and read the title I didn’t expect to enjoy the book as much as I did. But truth be told, the main character, Alena, will...

Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Katherine Dunham (1909 -2006), a leading dancer, choreographer, anthropologist, and activist, produced a style and a voice that traveled the world for several decades. She was the founder of the Dunham dance company and the Dunham techniques. Inherently focused on African and Caribbean dance, she sought to infuse and explore a culture of black dance...

Darth Maul Issue 2: Scum & Villainy Party

  By: Kai Charles The Cover of this issue is a bit deceptive. We have Maul in a traditional power pose, but it doesn’t give a clue to the awesome cameos inside. So I’m about to spoil them! Maul has been invigorated by the knowledge that a Jedi padawan is up for auction, so he travels to...

My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

My Life, My Love, My Legacy is the life story of Coretta Scott King as she told it the Rev. Dr. Barabara Reynolds towards the end of her life. In this posthumous memoir, we get to see Coretta's story--not just Mrs. King's. The story begins with Coretta's life as a young, determined girl growing up...

“BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET – PART ELEVEN” FEATURING “DON’T FRONT” FROM RECORDING ARTIST, BAS

Learn more about the newest Black Panther release, "BLACK PANTHER: A NATION UNDER OUR FEET – PART ELEVEN", here at Black Girl Nerds!

Flat Origin Story Doesn’t Allow Ironheart to Thrive As Much as She Could

  By Janaya Greene Though Riri Williams is continuing Tony Starks’ superhero work as Ironheart, she is undoubtedly creating a legacy of her own. Invincible Iron Man Volume 3 introduces us to Riri Williams, a 15-year-old girl from Chicago. A flashback reveals that at five years old, Riri’s family learned she was a super genius when she...
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