Empowerment

#POPOFCOLORPODCAST IS THE FIRST AND ONLY DIRECTORY TO EXPLORE 100+ BLACK FEMALE VOICES IN PODCASTING

Life According To Her presents #popofcolorpodcast, the first and only directory showcasing the voices of more than 100 black women in the rapidly growing audio medium of podcasting. #popofcolorpodcast is a one stop-shop for exploring new podcasts in categories including: health & nutrition, business, self-help, society & culture, religion & spirituality, personal journals and comedy. “I’ve been...

Underground’s Subversion of Villainy & Heroism Affirms Black Humanity

By Abbey White From pop-up procedural extras to galactic ‘Big Bads’, one thing TV has never been short on is black villains. I mulled over the implications of this during Underground’s first season and found myself coming back to it as I re-watched in anticipation of season two’s March 8th premier. The truth of Underground—WGN’s...

Truth Awards 2017: Loretta Devine, Same Fine, and Tracey Norman Among Honorees

Truth Awards 2017 airs March 11 on OWN — Learn more about its nominees and special guests here on Black Girl Nerds!

Second Annual Expo Highlighting Game Developers of Color to Be Held in June at Harlem’s Schomburg Center

The second annual Game Devs of Color Expo is a daylong event highlighting the rapidly expanding community of game developers of color. Over the course of the day's events, attendees will be able to experience panel discussions about the game development process, representation in games, and the unique experiences and challenges faced by creators...

Tune in For Essence’s ‘Black Women in Hollywood Awards’ on OWN

Tune into Essence's 'Black Women in Hollywood Awards' on OWN this March. Learn more at Black Girl Nerds!

Black People Harry Potter Won’t Save You

  Black People Harry Potter won't save you. But let's start at the beginning: anyone demanding JK Rowling and other popular writers be more inclusive, more diverse in their works need to step away from the keyboard and chill. I know the layer of obfuscation and anonymity that the Internet allows emboldens keyboard warriors who...

#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Himawari Cosplay

  Cosplay Name: Himawari Cosplay Home Town Modesto, CA Social Media Info: www.facebook.com/sunflowercosplay  & IG is @bosshachi_08 How long have you been cosplaying? 11 years   What was your first convention? Fanime Con in San Jose, CA What was your first cosplay? Misty from Pokémon Do you feel you have a cosplay expertise? If so what would it be? (i.e. props, sewing etc.) I would say sewing skirts for...

Real Hidden Figures

By E. Angel I’ve seen a lot of reviews about Hidden Figures, here on BGN and other places. The movie is lauded for the great cast, the great acting, the box office. There is outrage about not knowing about the three courageous women – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Like a lot of you,...

#28DaysOfBlackCosplay: Oshare Cosplay

  Cosplay Name: Oshare Cosplay Home Town Victoria, BC Social Media Info: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/osharecosplay, Twitter - @msndonnarussell, instagram - @iamosharecosplay How long have you been cosplaying? I have been cosplaying for three years, but began to take it seriously last year What was your first convention? It was a very very long time ago, but I went to Anime Central in Chicago in...

Rebellions Are Built On Hope: Lessons Of Resistance from Rogue One

By Bri Maddox **contains   spoilers** This inauguration day, I did something different. I turned all my social media off, and walked to my 10 am class. The day was dreary, perhaps a forewarning of what was to come. I try to keep my spirits high but it’s hard when it seems like every single media faucet...
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