Women’s Freedom Conference #WFC2015

  Press Release: On October 25, 2015, the Women’s Freedom Conference will center and amplify the unique voices and experiences of underrepresented women who have been disenfranchised beyond gender alone-- women of color whose identities are intersectional and whose womanhood is shaped and defined along those intersections.     Last year, three close friends were having a conversation and...

A Night Under The Stars With National Geographic

Written by: Kai Charles The Rooftop of the Hotel Solamar was the space to be (pun intended) on Saturday night at SDCC. With the theme Red Planet/Blue Planet, the night was focused on celebrating our existence on this “One Strange Rock” as well as looking to the potential of colonizing Mars. Space enthusiasts sipped custom...

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...

How an X-Men Party Reaffirmed Black Nerd Power

  Normally, I don’t go to many parties. I’m not a party person, on the whole. But recently, I was invited to a party. Not just any party, though; it was an X-Men party. My sister was invited to the party by her friend from work, and I was allowed to tag along. The party was...

BGN at DragonCon 2017: TNG Cast Brings Their 30th Birthday Celebration to Atlanta

Just so we're clear, Star Trek: The Next Generation, better known simply as TNG, is as popular as ever, thank you very much. I found this out the hard way. Irony of ironies, I have been railing against CBS for underestimating the brand, relegating Star Trek: Discovery to a streaming service when it should...

The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer and Star Wars Celebration Panel

  All photos courtesy of Lucasfilm, Disney Day One of Star Wars Celebration was all about history and remembrance; including a touching tribute to Carrie Fisher, and appearances by every iconic character and creator from the original franchise. Names like Ford, Hamill, Kennedy, Davis, Williams, and of course Lucas, made day one of Star Wars Celebration:...

The Mother of Pell Grants: Lois Dickson Rice

As many may know, Lois Dickson Rice (also known as Lois Dickson Fitt) recently passed away on January 4, 2017. Rice was born in Portland Maine on February 28, 1933. Her parents, David Augustus Dickson and Mary Daly, were Jamaican immigrants who did not graduate from high school. Her father worked as a...

College Advice From a Senior to a Freshman

If you're a freshman entering college, here's several tips that'll help your survive your newest academic adventure.

BGN Spotlight: An Interview With Jamar Nicholas

Jamar Nicholas is an award-winning African American cartoonist, graphic novelist, and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is known for his graphic novel adaptation of Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun, a memoir written by African American social activist Geoffrey Canada in 1995. Nicholas's work discusses topics such as bullying and violence while providing an alternative, positive...