In Preparation for Coming Out: A Mother’s Wish for Pride

It will never understand a parent who disowns their LGBTQIA kid. Mine is the same precious girl that she was when I brought her home from the hospital as a newborn. In fact, I think she is better since coming out when she was a high school freshman. Coming out made her more free,...

Why We Need Juneteenth in Pop Culture

By Tiffany Liburd The rise of social media demands there be a different approach to reach the masses. Pop culture does work to bring light to OUR STORY--Black America's story. TV, film, music, books, and art all help to strengthen the understanding of our culture's history since it is being slowly washed out of our...

SURPRISE! Beyonce and Jay Shock the World with “Everything Is Love”

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z surprise the world with a long-awaited collaborated album Everything Is Love. The album is worth the wait! We all know the Carters are currently touring the world for their second On The Run Tour. But, no one said a thing about the couple's decision to shock the world--while on said tour--with nine tracks...

ABFF Film Review: ‘A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night’

The 2016 election was a night of revelations and change for everyone. The entire country found out in one night that racism existed and yet, most of the country could care less. The bleak outlook penetrated every aspect of American culture from election night and onward to the nights that followed. However, the world...

What is Blaxploitation? – FilmStruck’s “The Best of Blaxploitation”

Directors X’s Superfly released in theaters on June 13th. For those who are not aware, Superfly is a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation classic film of the same name. Blaxploitation is a term that younger generations may not be aware of. It is an ethnic subgenre of film that emerged in the 1970’s featuring Black...

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...

Representation Matters But So Does Embracing Fandom & Nerding Out

Listen. I loved Black Panther. A lot. And apparently, so did everyone else within the several universes Thanos aspires to conquer now that he feels like doing it himself... at least until he steps to Wakanda and gets barked at for talking out of turn. Sorry, my Black girl nerd slipped out, which is actually the...

The Expanse Returns for a Third Season and is Better than Ever

The Expanse begins its third season with a solar system at war, high octane space ship chases, protomolecule experiments, and a Rocinante crew that's seen better days.  Warning: Spoilers for Season One and Two of The Expanse. I’ve been covering The Expanse for Black Girl Nerds ever since the space opera came out in 2016. When I...

Black Woman 2020: The Box Gives America What It Deserves

In these exhausting political times, it has become painfully apparent that America needs a hero. While the news of a possible Oprah presidency sparked excitement in some people, for others it was just another reminder of the burden placed on black women to fix America’s problems. From changing the course of history by voting...

Hip Hop Architecture Camps That Offer STEAM Education Doubles Locations

As co-founder of the Urban Arts Collective, I have had the opportunity to work on many inspiring projects that involve bringing S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) education to individuals through the influence of hip-hop. I’ve spoken at SXSW on the topic numerous times and even helped design the Universal Hip Hop Museum,...
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