Voting Machines Auto-Cast Ballots Against Abrams as the Shady Georgia Governor Race Continues

You've all heard of the allegations engulfing the Georgia race for governor. All roads have led to the Kemp camp as Black voters find their efforts to cast a ballot for candidate Stacey Abrams thwarted in alleged "errors". Funny thing is, these errors, especially the latest ones, have benefited her opponent Brian Kemp. The NAACP has had...

5 Things I Saw in ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Trailer That We Need to Discuss

The Curse of La Llorona brings the most interesting aspect of Mexican and Mexican American culture into perspective for non-Latino American audiences. The film promises to be an experience that will bring together those familiar with the folklore, and those who seek out that familiarity. They will experience one of the old tales passed...

Rihanna Says, “Nope” to the Superbowl, Cuz Kaepernick and More

Deadline reports that Rihanna took time from her Fenty firebrand and from producing new music to give the NFL a big, "NOPE!" on headlining the Superbowl. Reports are that Rih-Rih is staying away from the gig because of her support for Colin Kaepernick. But, her action dredges up an even deeper issue — how...

After the Laquan McDonald Verdict: What Must Change for Justice to Finally Be Done?

Two Weeks ago, the Laquan McDonald shooting case played out over the airwaves. Everyone wondered if an officer would finally be convicted of murder. Would that end the now-rote "defense of my life" excuse that exonerated officers every other time they committed murder? Would it do anything to curb the deaths of unarmed black...

BGN Book Review: Kym Whitley’s ‘The Delusion of Cinderella’

When I noticed the cover art for actress, comedienne, and, now author, Kym Whitley’s debut novel, The Delusion of Cinderella, I knew right away that this was not a rendition for children. “This is not for the faint of heart! You cannot, I repeat, cannot read this Cinderella story to your babies,” Whitley said to...

BGN Interview: George Tillman Jr. on ‘The Hate U Give’ and Telling Angie Thomas’s Story

BGN met with George Tillman Jr. after experiencing his masterpiece The Hate You Give the previous night. There, in the elegant Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, we sat out in the audience as Angie Thomas's words sprang to life onscreen thanks to Tillman's direction. We sat down to discuss the film's intensity and the themes...

BGN Baltimore Comic-Con 2018: Checking Back into Charm City

The week previous to the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con saw the comic book nerd world all abuzz with the uncowling of Batman’s genitalia in Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo’s Batman Damned.  The first issue released on DC’s Black Label has us visiting another universe where the Joker is dead.  Of course, there is no injustice...

BGN NYCC 2018: ‘Titans’ Anna Diop Talks about Starfire’s Journey and Her Own

BGN sat down with Anna Diop and the cast of Titans during NYCC. Diop looked radiant as ever as she gushed about the season and what fans can expect from her already controversial character Starfire. Diop even addressed the dust-up earlier this year over photos of her in full makeup that leaked from the...

BGN NYCC 2018: Rosa Salazar Dishes on Her Fateful Audition for ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

BGN found out that Rosa Salazar is a born storyteller when we sat down with her in a roundtable for the upcoming film, Alita: Battle Angel. She spoke about filming, her character, and her eventful audition for the film in front of director Rober Rodriguez. In fact, she has proof of the very moment she...

Netflix Gives Us Plenty of #StrongBlackLeads to Watch In October

We know how hard it is to find a new show to watch on Netflix, so BGN has come to the rescue. It's October - the weather is cooling down, the night is falling earlier than usual, and pumpkin making a seasonal combat. Nothing's better than sitting back with a warm cup of hot...
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