Originally published March 2014 Random Acts of Kindness or RAKs are all about good karma and positive energy. Taking a moment to put positive energy into the universe for others will undoubtedly make someone else’s day, and added bonus: some say it will come back to you at some point when...
Written by: Erika Latanya Hello, BGN readers!! My name is Erika Latanya and today I’m going to tell you guys on how I became a national bestselling author and what it takes. I know what you guys are thinking....
Today marks Black Women's Equal Pay Day, a date that acknowledges both the racial and gender pay gap that significantly impacts Black women in the workforce. In 2018, Black women were paid only 89% of the wages Black men received and only...
Written by: Casira Copes (Twitter: @CasiraCopes) This past spring, in a recent quest to explore all things Black and feminist in London, I ended up at the Vaudeville Theatre on West End for a showing of Emilia, drawn by the promise of an all-female production directed by and starring women...
Ava DuVernay didn’t want her new Netflix miniseries When They See Us titled “Central Park Five” because she felt it didn’t do justice to the young men wrongly convicted in the case.   “Obviously there’s a name recognition in Central Park Five, but Ava correctly pointed out that this didn’t...
Each year when Black History Month rolls by, we see the name Phillis Wheatley along with the indelible image of her wearing a white bonnet with a quill pen in one hand. As her eyes glance forward and she appears to be deep in thought, one has to wonder...
Every February, Black History Month profiles the biographies and prodigious accomplishments of Black men and women who have defied all odds and have carved their own path. Today I want to share the historical account of a woman whose life is so incredible, that she deserves her own movie...
Black-ish star Marsai Martin has teamed up with DoSomething.org in a campaign to actively combat bullying. The Treat Yo Friends campaign hopes to tackle bullying and social isolation among young people by celebrating the things that make their friends unique and encouraging them to engage in each other’s interests....
grown-ish premieres tonight with TWO new episodes shown back-to-back. The show also comes back bearing great news for its fans. The makers of grown-ish and Freeform have teamed up with the app My Scholly to pay up to $125,000 in student loan debt. That offer extends to you! According to the press release from...
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...