BGN TV: ‘Black Lightning’ Season 2 Brings the Thunder and Lightning

BGN recently had the pleasure of visiting the set of Black Lightning as season two was being taped. We were given the opportunity to speak with the cast, crew, and showrunner about all that is in store for this forthcoming season. From the very beginning, it was evident that the showrunner and executive producer,...

BGN Interview: George Tillman Jr. on ‘The Hate U Give’ and Telling Angie Thomas’s Story

BGN met with George Tillman Jr. after experiencing his masterpiece The Hate You Give the previous night. There, in the elegant Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, we sat out in the audience as Angie Thomas's words sprang to life onscreen thanks to Tillman's direction. We sat down to discuss the film's intensity and the themes...

BGN Baltimore Comic-Con 2018: Checking Back into Charm City

The week previous to the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con saw the comic book nerd world all abuzz with the uncowling of Batman’s genitalia in Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Batman Damned.  The first issue released on DC’s Black Label has us visiting another universe where the Joker is dead.  Of course, there is no injustice...

Netflix Gives Us Plenty of #StrongBlackLeads to Watch In October

We know how hard it is to find a new show to watch on Netflix, so BGN has come to the rescue. It's October - the weather is cooling down, the night is falling earlier than usual, and pumpkin making a seasonal combat. Nothing's better than sitting back with a warm cup of hot...

Getting Ready for the Baltimore Comic-Con!

On the Patapsco River near where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay is the city Baltimore.  This year, we nerds will be begging and bribing our loved ones, friends, and acquaintances to travel to Charm City for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con (BCC). Staged out of the Baltimore Convention Center, which is conveniently nestled between...

BGN Talks to ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Writer, Talicia Raggs

It was a photo that fellow Gary, IN native, Talicia Raggs posted on Facebook that prompted me to message her. She, and actor, Geoffrey Owens, smiling broadly on the set of CBS’s hit series, NCIS: New Orleans. Geoffrey Owens has been the target of controversy as a photo surfaced of him online working at...

Take the Pledge with AT&T “It Can Wait” and Bevy Smith

Pledge to be an advocate for the cause, to lead by example and spread the message. @bevysmith is partnering with @att to take the “It Can Wait” pledge to drive distraction-free because it can save lives and make the world a safer place. Take the pledge with her! #itcanwait #sponsored http://bit.ly/ATT-ICW-PLEDGE_BGN

10 Things about Our Favorite ‘American Gods’ Characters

by Alisha Street Ricky Whittle is, in his own words “Not a broody moody person at all!” This and other facts were revealed when a few members of the cast decided to grace #DragonCon2018 with their presence. The four-day panel spread that was filled with the cast’s authentic completely abstract personalities from their character counterparts....

Power Morphicon Morphs Fandom Into Power

We came, we saw, we morphed at Southern California’s Official Power Morphicon 2018! This year I got to add a new con into my rotation and that is always exciting. Conventions are sort of my thing. I wanted to come and focus on the rangers of color and what their representation means to ranger...

BGN Opinion: Can We Talk about Why White Guys Are Allowed to Keep Shooting Up Our Country?

White men are shooting up our country and no one wants to talk about it. Like everything else that this privileged group does in the US, mass shootings are a topic that is blamed on everything but the white men who perpetrate them. The most recent shooting, at a Jacksonville, FL Madden tournament is...
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