Empowerment

BGN Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  This is one of those films that will make you want to learn more about the story of Henrietta Lacks after your first viewing. The story of Henrietta Lacks may be familiar to most of us, but for those who are not connected to the story, the experimentation of Black men and women's bodies for...

Invisibility: The only Super Power Black Women are Granted

  By: Mia Brantley Recently I was sitting in my office, writing an email, and I overhear a young white woman crying right outside of my office.  I begin to quickly learn via her conversation that she is a student doing poorly in her courses, and she is venting this to her parents.  As her conversation...

The Interview: Ashphord Jacoway of Chocolate Covered Cosplay

  Interview conducted by Tora Shae Tora Shae: Hi everyone, I am Tora Shae with Black Girl Nerds and I have with me Ashphord, from Dolldelight on The Doll Life on Myx TV. I'm so excited.  I love her so much and The Doll Life is a super addictive web series about Lolita Fashion and everything...

The Khem Fest Con Report: Full STEAM Ahead

Some cons feel like going to a family reunion and last month's Khem Fest is certainly one of them. Not only did I know quite a few vendors and panelists from the Afrofuturist/blerd circuit, but it was in my hometown of Newark, New Jersey. What is Khem Fest you ask? The website has this to...

BGN Op-Ed: Your Princess is in the Castle of Lions — An Analysis of Voltron’s Princess Allura

Read the latest op-ed about the newest rendition of Voltron and its representation of the black princess with lead character, Princess Allura.

Entrepreneur Stacy Malone Snags Lead Role in “Blasian” Romantic Comedy!

Learn more about entrepreneur Stacey Malone's lead role in the forthcoming 'Blasian' romance comedy, "I'm Having an Affair With My Wife" here on Black Girl Nerds!

The Interview: Aisha Hinds

Interview by: Abbey White  Last spring marked a dramatic beginning for one of television’s most compelling new series, which followed a group of fleeing slaves and those they left behind. Now halfway through its second season, Underground is tracing its survivor's journeys across the US, at various points along and around the underground railroad. Danger...

Class: A New Generation of Doctor Who

By: Mel Perez This new generation of Doctor Who has led to a few spin-offs. First, there was Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures. Now we have Class. Class is set in Coal Hill Academy. Coal Hill goes back to the first episode of Doctor Who. Most recently, in the 8th and 9th seasons, Clara...

What Steven Universe can Teach us about Queerness, Gender Identity, and Feminism

  By: Patricia Martin Steven Universe has changed my life. OK, maybe that is a bit dramatic, but I’m confident in saying that if I had this show growing up, it definitely would have. Yes, it’s a cartoon created for kids, but it has a lot more heart than a lot of children’s shows, all while...

Con Report: ReGeneration Who 3 Part II

In case you missed it: Con Report: ReGeneration Who 3 Part I Companion Conclusion The Moffat era wrapped up the Color Spectrum Overlay panel as Danny Pink, Rigsy, and the Black Time Lords (yay!) were briefly discussed. Until Bill Potts’ Season 10 debut on April 15th, most Moffat—era POC characters were one-off or a supporting character...
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