Empowerment

Blackness in 2016: Part 3 – Society

By  Cheyenne Matthews-Hoffman Part 1 - Music and Sports Part 2 - Film and TV   There were so many fantastic displays of blackness this year that it’s nearly impossible to quantify. We have Harriet Tubman replacing noted racist Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. President Obama hosted SXSL a White House festival modeled after SXSW where, for...

Release Resolutions, Embrace Mindfulness

  By Kai Charles  Happy New Year! This is the month that many make plans for the new year. The day that leads to several months of crowded gyms, hundreds spent on protein powders and diet teas, and the word Resolution. Let’s take a look at the definition of Resolution: A firm decision to do or not to...

Blackness in 2016: Part 1 – Music & Sports

By Cheyenne Matthews-Hoffman   At this point, we can all agree that 2016 was absolutely horrible. From hashtags to news articles, everyone everywhere decided that this year was a gigantic dumpster fire never to be spoken of again. And despite the intense horribleness of this trashcan year, Black people proved to be the shining light in...

HIDDEN FIGURES | BLACK GIRLS CODE

20th Century Fox and Black Girls CODE have partnered to create FutureKatherineJohnsons.com, a website built by the next generation of young women poised to make a difference in our world the same way that Katherine, Dorothy and Mary have in the upcoming film, HIDDEN FIGURES. The movie tells the incredible untold story of Katherine G....

Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me, a Fat, Black Woman, Invisible

By: TaLynn Kel I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby, costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically: someone took me to a geek convention, I saw people in costume, and not once did it occur to me not to dress up like them. Before I’d been there an...

Hidden Figures Press Conference

  After three years in the Air Force, I moved from southern Germany to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. Langley Air Force Base to be exact. Upon in-processing, we learned about NASA and Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn.  This was the first time I ever heard about the trio. These women are...

Comic Alert: “Vera and the Dream Thief”

ShadowBlack Entertainment, a comic book company based in Lagos, Nigeria, officially launched their most recent project, a comic book for African girls called Vera and the Dream Thief. Vera is a twelve year old girl who is president of her school’s press club and solves complex mysteries with the help of her two male...

I Am Saved By The Bell’s Lisa Turtle

  Republished from Just Add Color I've suddenly come to a realization. I am Saved By The Bell's Lisa Turtle. I'm not her in the sense that I'm fabulously wealthy. The way I'm like Lisa Turtle is that on paper, I have what every guy is supposedly looking for (or so they say): brains, looks (if I may say...

Words of Wisdom from Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures
After sitting down for an interview and writing, "Hidden Figures: Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact" about best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly I left inspired and excited, not just about Hidden Figures but about life. Here are few snippets from the interview that don't just quote the author but are excellent words of advice...

Universal Fan Con: A Safe Space For ALL of Us

  The Black Geeks and Black Girl Nerds have partnered to host Universal Fan Con (UFC), with the mission of taking on the lack of representation in the geek community. The convention is set to take place in Baltimore, MD on April 27, 2018, at the Baltimore Convention Center and focusing on gaming, anime,...
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