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Speaking Up Against the Hate: Charlottesville, VA

Written by: Glyniss Wiggins Violence broke out last weekend in Charlottesville, VA as hate groups marched together in protest near the University of Virginia. Nineteen individuals were injured and one killed, Heather Heyer, as a rioter drove his vehicle through protesters Saturday afternoon. President Trump commented on the events that took place, emphasizing that “racism is...

BGN Interviews Paula Dofat from STEP

STEP was released in theaters on August 4th to rave reviews. The documentary centers around high school seniors Blessin Giraldo, Tayla Solomon, and Cori Grainger, as they juggle a major step show victory, college applications, and everyday young adult complications. BGN sat down with Paula Dofat, Director of College Counseling at The Baltimore Leadership School for...

Black Girl Cosplay — Kawaii For Every Girl, Every Size

Hear one Black girl nerd's amazing story about cosplaying as a plus-size woman, here on BGN!

Barry & Joe: The Animated Series

In the new Kickstarter campaign for the animated series Barry & Joe, creator and writer Adam Reid describes the story of President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden as a time travel story where the two are "bromancing the multiverse to save us from ourselves".  The gorgeous artwork illustrated by Lance Laspina, features Barack,...

What Hair Love Means to Me

Written by Carolyn Hinds  With the recent excitement and anticipation for the animated short Hair Love, written and Co-Directed by Matthew A. Cherry, I've been thinking more and more about what Hair Love means to me and the Black community, and what the impact of a project like this will have on not only little...

Black Star Film Festival Hosts Ava Duvernay

Ava DuVernay is the spark that lights and the conflagration that follows. The Black Star Film Festival hosted a packed house Saturday afternoon full of cinephiles clamoring to see and hear DuVernay speak on topics ranging from her "half country, half hood" upbringing to her future aspirations of telling Assata Shakur's story. What she...

BGN Comic Review: Genius Continued

Written by E. Angel As you are no doubt aware, this website is dedicated to celebrating black girl nerds, the things we love, and those who support us. No comic I’ve read of late better exemplifies one of the dynamics of being one of us than Top Cow’s soon to be released Genius: Cartel. The...

I Saw Angela Davis Speak

By Yordanose Solomone   One of the best things about 2017 was Angela Davis’ speech at St Olaf University in Northfield, MN. It was so good and overwhelming that I forgot to wish my sister a Happy Birthday that March for the first time in 20 years. She still gives me crap for that, by the...

Dragon Con Awards Ballots Are Out & Open to All

Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards, a fan-chosen awards program to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, gaming, and filmed entertainment, has published its 2017 ballot. The Dragon Awards are decidedly a “fans’ choice” award. All fans – not just Dragon Con members or attendees – are invited to select the Dragon Award...

Stepping Into The World of Blade Runner 2049

 By Kai Charles One of the most popular installations at San Diego Comic-Con was the Blade Runner 2049 Experience sponsored by Johnny Walker. Guests entered the exhibit in small groups and immediately found themselves immersed in a scene straight out of the film. Smoke enveloped the room, rain pelted down from the simulated rooftops, and a...
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