AlienCon 2018 in Baltimore was another Out of this World Experience

By: Beverly Kwakye @beverly_kwakye Cue extraterrestrial sound effects, because AlienCon 2018 was everything sci-fi lovers could possibly ask for in a three-day event! From a panel of space odyssey junkies, celebrity appearances, exhibits, an Ancient Aliens costume party, and out-of-this-world merchandise, to the ability to explore the “unexplained,” AlienCon 2018 in Baltimore delivered to novices and...

5 Ways You Can Protect the Vote…from the Poll Line

Election day 2018 is turning out to be the largest since 2008 when President Obama's name first appeared on the ballot for the highest seat in the land. Precincts around the country are reporting record turnout. However, all that activity means much longer lines at the polls. The 2018 midterms have also been fraught with...

BGN Is Hosting An ‘Overlord’ Movie Screening And You’re Invited!

Paramount's latest film Overlord produced by J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Fringe) will be released in theaters nationwide this Thursday! We're excited to bring to you this story about a team of American paratroopers who drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a...

‘Nobody’s Fool’ Film Throws a Laqué Nail Bar Pamper Party!

Written by: Megan Maher On behalf of Nobody’s Fool I was invited to take part in a pamper party with a special appearance by the film’s star, Tika Sumpter. The practice of self-care and seeking moments of joy are so imperative right now and the pamper party did not disappoint! Nobody’s Fool will be Tyler...

BGN Interview: Corey Brettschneider, Constitutional Law Expert on Trump’s Birthright Citizenship Nonsense

The whole country has been debating the Trump’s latest announcement to repeal the 14th Amendment’s birthright citizenship announcement. It came first through an interview with Axios. https://twitter.com/axios/status/1057226389001256961 And then from one of his infamous tweets. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1057624553478897665 Everybody has an opinion on the case, from the dude who bagged my groceries this morning to my one of my relatives...

Ava DuVernay Tweet Exposes Personal Trump Connection to Bombs

Just two weeks before the hotly contested midterm elections, 14 pipe bombs were sent out to politicians, media personalities, and other vocal opponents of the President. All of the bombing targets have been outspoken about their opposition to Trump. Each one actively uses their platform to ensure that the Republican party is beaten in...

Voting Machines Auto-Cast Ballots Against Abrams as the Shady Georgia Governor Race Continues

You've all heard of the allegations engulfing the Georgia race for governor. All roads have led to the Kemp camp as Black voters find their efforts to cast a ballot for candidate Stacey Abrams thwarted in alleged "errors". Funny thing is, these errors, especially the latest ones, have benefited her opponent Brian Kemp. The NAACP has had...

BGN Interview: Markeia McCarty on ‘Ask Your Black Geek Friend’ and Her Rising Star

I met Markeia McCarty on the junket for the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film. We geeked out over getting to play with the newest toys released from the movie and a new gaming app. I immediately knew that I had found a kindred spirit or a "kindred nerd". Since then, Markeia has been letting her...

Exploring Horror and the “Pleasure” of Fear

With the critical and box office success of Get Out, A Quiet Place, and Hereditary, as well as the ongoing success of shows such as The Walking Dead and its offshoots, horror has been making its way from the shadows into the mainstream gaze. The Purge franchise — known for its brutal films and...

Rihanna Says, “Nope” to the Superbowl, Cuz Kaepernick and More

Deadline reports that Rihanna took time from her Fenty firebrand and from producing new music to give the NFL a big, "NOPE!" on headlining the Superbowl. Reports are that Rih-Rih is staying away from the gig because of her support for Colin Kaepernick. But, her action dredges up an even deeper issue — how...
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