BGN Talks to ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Writer, Talicia Raggs

It was a photo that fellow Gary, IN native, Talicia Raggs posted on Facebook that prompted me to message her. She, and actor, Geoffrey Owens, smiling broadly on the set of CBS’s hit series, NCIS: New Orleans. Geoffrey Owens has been the target of controversy as a photo surfaced of him online working at...

BGN Interview: Shaun Robinson’s Path From The Red Carpet To Philanthropy

By Diedre Johnson @diedremichelle Shaun Robinson was a fixture on the red carpet for Access Hollywood and one of the few on-air (yep, so retro now) faces of color in the early aughts in Los Angeles. After years of couture gowns at award shows and chatting with A-listers such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tom...

King James’ New Projects Spotlights 16 Strong Women, Including His Mom, Wife, and Child

As if his week couldn't get any better. LeBron James introduced his new Nike line--a collaboration with the Harlem Fashion Row and its CEO and Founder Brandice Daniel. Fashion designers Kimberly Goldson, Felisha Noel, and Undra Celeste Duncan worked on the shoe that debuted at Harlem Fashion Row this week. Called the HFR X LeBron...

Detroit & the Critique of “Wokeness” in ‘Sorry To Bother You’

By Ro @RoeToThe There’s been a lot of discussion of the character Detroit (Tessa Thompson) from director Boots Riley’s wonderful new film Sorry to Bother You. Riley himself has jumped into the discussion to give his own explanation of the character. I’m generally not down with storytellers explaining themselves. The point of art — is being...

BGN Interview: Cast Of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

In a few days, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, Warner Bros' Crazy Rich Asians, premieres in theaters nationwide. This film could quite possibly be a game-changer based on how successful and well-received its release will be for audiences. While many fans both Asians and non-Asians alike are excited about the impending...

Queen Beyonce Taking Control and Breaking Barriers with One Vogue Cover

Beyonce is a BOSS spreading girl power vibes through everything she touches. Making history is nothing new for this critically acclaimed pop star. Anna Wintour grants Queen Bey unprecedented control over Vogue's upcoming September issue. Beyonce will control the Vogue cover. Obviously, smart women making smart moves together. Who run the world!? Beyoncé, using her...

10 Facts (Historic and Otherwise) About The Netflix ‘Great Day in Hollywood’ Photo

That instantly iconic on the internet a week after Juneteenth 2018 is called A Great Day in Hollywood, it's chock full of people and history. There are a few important facts about this photo, and the original it pays homage to. BGN has compiled a list of 10 of the most interesting. The list includes facts...

‘Sense 8’ is Pride and Sci-Fi Romance in an Episode

We finally got closure on all of our beloved Sense8 characters and just in time for #PrideMonth. When we left our team, Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) had been captured by the evil group, called the BPO (Biological Preservation Agency) hellbent on hunting the cluster down. But, our favorite cluster had Whispers (Terrence Mann) captured and...

#ExecutiveOrder: Battle for Immigrant Families Ain’t Over Yet

As a part of the Trump’s administration “zero tolerance” immigration policy, roughly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period. They are forced into the deplorable living conditions of detention centers and must live without the safety and care of a family. This news hit the interwebs...

Black Woman 2020: The Box Gives America What It Deserves

In these exhausting political times, it has become painfully apparent that America needs a hero. While the news of a possible Oprah presidency sparked excitement in some people, for others it was just another reminder of the burden placed on black women to fix America’s problems. From changing the course of history by voting...