Why I Still Get Mad When I Game — The Story of a Female POC Gamer

It can be rough being a female POC Gamer. And for one Black Girl Nerd, it gets downright infuriating. Read on and learn why one BGN still gets mad when she's gaming, here on Black Girl Nerds!

BGN’s #LivingWhileBlack Living List of News Stories–Updated 7/17

The racial profiling and unnecessary 911 calls on black people for the doing the most harmless of tasks are getting of hand. Simply look up the hashtag #LivingWhileBlack on Twitter and you'll come across too many posts featuring instances where cops were called on black people for doing nothing wrong. The hashtag was created...

Nerd Confessional

By Karla Clark   When you proclaim that you’re a nerd of the female variety—especially a Black one—you typically aren’t welcomed with open arms. Instead, you find yourself on the receiving end of a pop quiz from some dude unwilling to share his precious, nerdy identity. The questions are often oddly specific but from fandoms with...

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 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 ‘Hamilton Mixtape’ Is Happening And It Will Be Epic

  For fans of the Hamilton musical, a long awaited day has arrived. Almost. Last night, Lin-Manuel Miranda sent out this mysterious tweet: I have a tiny present for you later. An aperitif. I'll let Chicago sleep in a bit. Remind me at 10am EST, te lo doy. — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 3, 2016 I don’t know about you but...

PAX South: Expections vs. Reality

  As a lifelong BGN, I had always dreamed of going to a major gaming convention.  For years, I would hear veteran nerds talk about how they were going to MAGFest or GeekGirlCon and I would sit and watch the internet and read the magazines reviewing the cons in deep envy and I, Tyeisha Crook...

NYCC Exclusive: BGN Catches Up with Ricky Whittle at the American Gods Blu-Ray Release Party

American Gods, the critical and ratings darling from Starz, is being released on Blu-Ray October 17th. Stars, Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), and Yetide Badaki (Bilquis) joined revelers at Stitch Bar in Manhattan to celebrate after New York Comic-Con closed on Saturday night. During the festivities, BGN was able to catch...

An Ode to Black, Brown, and Beautiful

What does it mean to be a black person living in Australia? Or on a broader spectrum, what does it meas to be a second-generation immigrant of colour living in a metropolis in Western society? Questions like these are never simply answered, more so they are reflected in our interactions with the people around us. DISCLAIMER....

National Week of Making

  Nominate a Maker as a White House Champion of Change by May 18th: The White House will be celebrating Champions of Change for Making during the National Week of Making (June 17-23) by sharing a few stories of the countless leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and educators who work daily within their local communities across the...