BGN Talks to ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Writer, Talicia Raggs

It was a photo that fellow Gary, IN native, Talicia Raggs posted on Facebook that prompted me to message her. She, and actor, Geoffrey Owens, smiling broadly on the set of CBS’s hit series, NCIS: New Orleans. Geoffrey Owens has been the target of controversy as a photo surfaced of him online working at...

Power Morphicon Morphs Fandom Into Power

We came, we saw, we morphed at Southern California’s Official Power Morphicon 2018! This year I got to add a new con into my rotation and that is always exciting. Conventions are sort of my thing. I wanted to come and focus on the rangers of color and what their representation means to ranger...

Detroit & the Critique of “Wokeness” in ‘Sorry To Bother You’

By Ro @RoeToThe There’s been a lot of discussion of the character Detroit (Tessa Thompson) from director Boots Riley’s wonderful new film Sorry to Bother You. Riley himself has jumped into the discussion to give his own explanation of the character. I’m generally not down with storytellers explaining themselves. The point of art — is being...

It’s Time for Power Morphicon!

It’s affirmative, guys! The Power Morphicon convention is on this weekend in Anaheim! Now I’ve been to a lot of conventions, and I do mean A LOT  of conventions, but few have me as excited as this year's Power Morphicon. This bi-annual convention boasts so many of my childhood faves that I think my...

BGN Interview: Cast Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

In a few days, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Warner Bros' Crazy Rich Asians, premieres in theaters nationwide. This film could quite possibly be a game-changer based on how successful and well-received its release will be for audiences. While many fans both Asians and non-Asians alike are excited about the impending...

BGN Interview: Sovereign Narratives–A Conversation with ‘NUUCA’ Director Michelle Latimer

Nina N. Yeboah @gotmyniinaa The short film, Nuuca opens with an undisturbed landscape: grass from here to the horizon, sunlit with dew. When a human voice arrives, it remains off-screen. The young woman--speaking in Hidatsa--tells us something that goes without subtitles for non-speakers. Then we hear a voice speaking in English. She tells us about...

‘The Hate You Give’ Trailer and 10 Notes Before Watching

Okay, you've probably already seen The Hate Your Give trailer online and around the web. But, you still could use some information to help understand the message deeply embedded in the book and the upcoming movie. You see, The Hate You Give is not purely for entertainment. It is a "call to arms" for not only Black...

10 Facts (Historic and Otherwise) About The Netflix ‘Great Day in Hollywood’ Photo

That instantly iconic on the internet a week after Juneteenth 2018 is called A Great Day in Hollywood, it's chock full of people and history. There are a few important facts about this photo, and the original it pays homage to. BGN has compiled a list of 10 of the most interesting. The list includes facts...

#ExecutiveOrder: Battle for Immigrant Families Ain’t Over Yet

As a part of the Trump’s administration “zero tolerance” immigration policy, roughly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period. They are forced into the deplorable living conditions of detention centers and must live without the safety and care of a family. This news hit the interwebs...

‘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...
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