‘Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger’ Hopes To Bust Stereotypes

Freeform’s new show, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger hopes to bust stereotypes and embrace a more inclusive world on and off the screen with heavy themes and challenging topics. Based on the comics by the same name, Cloak and Dagger follow two teenagers from very different backgrounds, Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy (Olivia Holt), as...

TV Shows About Working-Class Families Whose Cast Isn’t Problematic

  You got caught up in nostalgia, started watching the Roseanne reboot, and now it’s canceled because of blatant racism? We at Black Girl Nerds have decided to help you support TV shows about working-class families who’s cast isn’t problematic.     Bob’s Burgers The Belchers are the cutest most wholesome family and since Brooklyn 99 has moved...

BGN Politics: Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

The start of the mid-term election season is here and BGN wanted to support awareness regarding an issue of economic opportunity and civil rights.  Net neutrality has been defined as the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of their origin or purpose of that data.  In May 2018,...

Teaching Tolerance Needs Your Help To Educate Kids about Slavery

Recent, and very flawed, debates in free speech and racism make it clear that America's school systems may not have done a thorough job at educating the masses on black history. The Southern Poverty Law's Teaching Tolerance is changing that one lesson at a time, by offering teachers lessons and stories for kids starting at...

Stacey Abrams Embraces Her Nerd Side, Hopes to Become First Black Governor of Georgia

Today’s the day. Let’s help Stacey Abrams become the first African-American Governor of Georgia! If elected, she would also be the only Black person to currently hold the title in the U.S. Let that sink in, because it’s HUGE. What’s not so apparent from her historic campaign run, however, is how in-touch Abrams is with her...

Who Wore It Best at the Royal Wedding?

Today during the royal wedding in Windsor Castle, is like Fashion Week in Manhattan. Attendees showed up and showed out during the prestigious union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Many of the guests who attended — both celebrities and British locals — caught the eyes of fans and critics everywhere! The pressing question we all...

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Was Black!

One could expect to see a sprinkle here and there of brown faces attending the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.  Of course, we knew Meghan's mother, yoga instructor and social worker Doria Ragland would be in attendance.  Bishop Michael Curry presided over the ceremony. He became the first Black presiding bishop of the Episcopal...

Return To Sender — Why I’m Rejecting Your Privilege Pass

By Dennis R. Upkins To say Black Panther has been a worldwide phenomenon would be a massive understatement. At the time of writing this piece, the film has surpassed Titanic as the third highest grossing film ever in the U.S. and the highest grossing superhero film of all time.  The Marvel/Disney flick will be the...

Ava DuVernay Takes Part in Cannes Women’s March

The Cannes Film Festival which launched May 8th is one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world, and all of Hollywood has their eyes on what films will be making their debut this week.  One film we're excited about is BlacKkKlansman produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele. The film stars Adam...

Gabrielle Union Takes Over NY with ‘Breaking In’

With Mother's Day on the horizon, Gabrielle Union took over New York City yesterday to promote her upcoming film that celebrates the power of motherhood, Breaking In. In partnership with Twitter's multicultural ERG, the Twitter Blackbirds, the stunning starlet hosted a private screening and Q&A of the film at the Bryant Park Screening room. The Q&A was...
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