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Geeks OUT Announces 3rd Annual Flame Con

Flame Con, created by LGBTQ+ non-profit Geeks OUT, is announcing its third annual expo on August 19 and 20, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott. Flame Con is New York City's first and only queer comic con, featuring hundreds of creators exhibiting queer-positive comics, arts, crafts, clothes, and entertainment. It is open to all ages...

Black Characters and Non-Black Writers: An Imperfect Union

Written by: Talynn Kel It is no secret that white people don’t identify with Black people. It still shocks me to realize that something as superficial as my skin color causes people to completely disconnect me from humanity. There have been multiple studies on white people’s inability to relate to Black people, characters, children, etc....

Need Some New T-Shirts To Wear Before Comic Con Begins?

  It's Teepublic sale time!  This week Teepublic launches yet another $14 sale on selected styles and sizes of their merchandise.  The BGN Teepublic store has everything from t-shirts, wall art, notebooks, mugs, laptop cases, stickers and more!  We just added a new shirt design from the epic Black Panther comic book of the Adored...

2017 AwesomeCon Round Up

This year was my first year as an attendee at AwesomeCon, and I must say it was pretty AWESOME.  Inside of the grandiose Walter E. Washington Convention Center was everything a nerd could ever ask for.  There were bottomless piles of comic books everywhere, arcade and tabletop gaming centers, cosplay contests, celebrity guests and...

BGN Pride: Queer Characters of Color In Comics Part II

By Paige Allen   Read Part I: Action & Adventure June is Pride Month, often a particularly festive time of the year when queer people of color examine the current state of the media and find themselves, once again, lacking in representation. For now, if you’re looking to celebrate your queerness, your black/brownness, and all the various intersections...

BGN Con Report: East Coast Black Age of Comics

The 16th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics (ECBACC) happened at the end of May with the theme of Homecoming. It was born in North Philadelphia, along the same corridor as the historic Uptown Theater and after a few years of hopping around the city, it has returned there. The Glyph Comic Awards had...

ROMEO IS BLEEDING

All Def Digital and Russell Simmons have partnered with award-winning editor Jason Zeldes to executive produce Zeldes’ documentary feature directorial debut Romeo Is Bleeding, a stirring documentary that explores the power of spoken word poetry to save and elevate youth in one of the most violent suburbs of the country. The Film Collaborative will release...

The Pride Flags You’ll See At Pride Events

Happy Pride! BGN is going to provide you with QPOC content this month, get ready! While you are out celebrating the most colorful month of the year, you may notice numerous flags flown. While the standard Rainbow pride flag is the most recognizable, this is not Lord of the Rings. One flag does not rule them...

The Importance of Michonne

By Eboni Gipson This past season of The Walking Dead really tested my spirit. I have watched this show since the beginning, and never has a season left me feeling such a mixture of emotions. We lost Abraham, Glenn, Olivia, Spencer, and Sasha. Sasha’s demise was very difficult for me to absorb for a number...

Gaming With Lady Kohaku!

Who says women can’t own at video games? Well they definitely haven’t meet Amber, a woman of many names (some people know her as Lady Kohaku or Mz Hoodless) and even more responsibilities (she’s the manager for Team GXR, coach, gamer, girlfriend, and mom!). Currently one of the people to watch in the Dead...
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