Brown Sugar Fairies: Writer Aiysha Sinclair Creates Black Girl Fairy Magic

AIYSHA SINCLAIR CREATES BLACK GIRL FAIRY MAGIC WITH “BROWN SUGAR FAIRIES” Author, actress, and certified fairyologist Aiysha Sinclair has written a young readers chapter book called 'Brown Sugar Fairies: Saroja’s Quest'. There has always been a void in fantasy and fairytales for girls of color, but Aiysha Sinclair aims to change that with her book series and...

Priah Ferguson – Stranger Things’ Breakout Performer – Talks to BGN

Season 2 of Stranger Things brought fans all kinds of surprises and expanded the story considerably. Priah Ferguson played Lucas's little sister Erica, and though her part was on the small side, she made up for it by her presence.  Lucas's sweetly normal family seemed so far removed from this town's macabre quirks, but...

How ‘Saga’ Mirrors My Own Interracial Love Affair — BGN Opinion

Are you a fan of the 'Saga' interracial relationship? One 'Saga' fan and BGN contributor details how her own life mirrors the Image comic. Read on for more!

10 Anime Quotes to Motivate You — Even If You’re Not an Anime Fan

Looking for a motivational pick me up? Here are 10 anime motivational quotes to live by — even if you aren't a fan of anime!

Teen Vogue Summit: Maxine Waters, Amandla Stenberg, Ava DuVernay, Rowan Blanchard & Storm Reid

On Saturday, December 2—Congresswoman Maxine Waters and actress Amandla Stenberg took the stage at the Teen Vogue Summit for an intimate, cross-generational conversation today in Los Angeles.  Earlier in the day, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay was joined by actresses from the film Rowan Blanchard and Storm Reid for a conversation on representation in Hollywood led by Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth. The Teen Vogue Summit brought together...

Twitter Reacts To ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer

It's here and it is GLORIOUS. After being led on a wild goose chase by the Russo brothers and the cast, Marvel fans were treated to the long-awaited trailer for 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Needless to say, Twitter has been in a frenzy ever since it dropped.   THIS #InfinityWarTrailer pic.twitter.com/9ZtGdavl0c — VTK aka "Soul Survivor on the River"...

An AfroSurreal Brunch: Building Community in the Bay

On Dec. 1,  between 6:00-6:30 pm, the AfroSurreal Writers will be projecting a short digital film of novelist/poet/critic Ishmael Reed’s Oakland Blues at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside of Pro Arts Gallery. The film is directed by Alton Ray of Mighty Productions.           We’ll have free hot chocolate and popcorn; in fact, the entire event is free. We...

Online Communities Can Be Both A Journey and Destination

Online Communities: For When Your IRL Community Isn't Affirming I grew up around white people. As a child, most of my friends were white. All of my teachers—with the exception of four—from preschool through my final year in college were white. I’m a pro-Black Black woman, but I never knew how to be around Black...

Tap Documentary ‘Lost in the Shuffle’ Explores Concepts of Lineage, Community, and Sabar

Simone Maurice’s twenty-three-minute mini-documentary on tap dancing is punctuated with the rhythmic melodies of intricate footwork and the narrations of Jason Samuel Smith. Smith, an award-winning tap dancer and choreographer, provides the audience with insight into the inner workings of tap movement, tracing its lineage to West Africa. The documentary is largely a visual...

Completing The Circle: The 100 Black Females Project Seeks To Grow

There is nothing worse than the feeling of being on the outside of a circle, especially when that circle overlaps and is surrounded by other circles. The 100 Black Females Project started because there were times I felt as though I was on the outside of the circle. At times it was because of...
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