AFROPUNK FEST: A Mecca of Incredible Individuality & Invention

AFROPUNK FEST falls somewhere in-between the far-reaching galaxies, the motherland, a mosh-pit, and your best friend’s kickback. It’s a time and space where the land sparkles with melanin. The spirit of resilience causes the senses to overload with electricity and joy. There’s a buzz as all of the personalities bloom and flourish. AFROPUNK FEST...

BGN Interview: CHULO Founder Ricardo Muñiz

The NYC based cultural clothing line CHULO invited Black Girl Nerds to their New York Fashion Week event 'A New Day'. One of the hottest underwear shows of the week doubled as charity fundraiser and raised over $2500 for community based organizations. I had the honor of sitting down with artist and founder Ricardo Muñiz to talk about the brand, the business,...

Ten Queer Women of Color in Sci-Fi and Fantasy Television

Queer women in pop media are an exciting sight. However, the television landscape of science fiction and fantasy seems to be densely populated by white heterosexual male characters, while queer Women of Color remain in the minority, drifting in the background either forgotten or underutilized. With the 2017 fall television season underway, everyone from traditional...

Black Films: 4 Story Lines I’d Love To See Explored

Black films in the Hollywood system can be limited in subject matter. I've been a cinephile ever since I first glanced a screen. I've been passionate about films and how they were made since the pre-Netflix era. I took weekly trips to the video store with my father when I was a little girl....

Polynesian Perspectives on the Film Industry: White Washing and other Issues HawaiiCon Panel Discussions

Polynesian Perspectives on the Film Industry: White Washing and other Issues HawaiiCon Panel Discussions Whitewashing. Ugh. A somewhat standard practice in the film industry and the reason I keep my dollars in my pocket when films like Dr. Strange, Gods of Egypt, and Ghost in the Shell debut on the big screen. Whitewashing; that practice that...

2018 Fashion: How to walk into the ‘Black Panther’ screening in style

Somewhere on Twitter, there's someone saying how they're going to show up to the movie theater once Black Panther is released. When the trailer dropped in June, everyone was talking about how they were going to be decked out in their finest threads to see Black Panther, as if the February 2018 release date will be...

NYCC and Keanu Reeves Launch Puerto Rico Relief Effort

ReedPOP is calling upon New York Comic Con Fans to be the true heroes at this year’s show by donating to a newly created Puerto Rico relief effort. The campaign, in association with Keanu Reeves, Hollywood, and Puerto Rican filmmakers, and CINE, launches today on the New York Comic Con page of the Cine.org website....

BGN Profile: Lauren Coaxum Shows Us How to “Give A Little TLC”

Lauren Coaxum, a 21-year-old medical student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, is setting trends in digital citizenship! Natural flare, brains, and the boldness to stand up for others radiates from Coaxum as her efforts to promote positive self-esteem spread across this nation. She prides herself on being a family-oriented woman from Douglassville, PA....

Sonequa Martin-Green: What’s Her Fitness Secret?

Did you catch Star Trek: Discovery this past weekend? #BlackGirlMagic. Sonequa Martin-Green is back! We must be in for an action-packed ride, considering Sonequa’s past on the Walking Dead. As Sasha, we’ve seen her run through the woods, leap and jump, and fight off zombies in the midst of an apocalypse. And I’m sure...

BGN at Dragon*Con 2017 — The Third Annual Blerd TweetUp

Do you know what year BGN was founded? That was the Door Prize trivia question at this year’s Blerd TweetUp. For the past couple years, Black Girl Nerds has hosted a Blerd TweetUp at Joystick Gamebar on the first full night of Dragon*Con. This year’s event was brought to you by Electronic Frontier Foundation and Universal...
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