LGBT Nerds Need A Voice

Media can be very biased how they portray different races and different sexualities in the media. We can agree that women need a better voice in the media. Black women definitely need a voice in the media. Gay and Lesbian characters are needing a healing to get a voice in the media. The voices...

Who Should Be Cast in Disney’s Live-Action “Don Quixote”?

  Originally published on Just Add Color Don Quixote is getting the live-action Disney treatment, and since this is a Spanish story, this would be a splendid time for Disney to give audiences the all-Hispanic and Latinx cast they've been waiting for. Of course, some fans are already calling Disney on what they feel might happen: the probably...

Hotep Is the Modern Day A.B.S. And It’s Not OK

I am willing to bet a fair number of people reading this have already sussed out what A.B.S. stands for in the title of this article. So ubiquitous is this epithet, I used it and had it used against me 30 years ago on the playground, and recently, a very funny YouTuber named Evelyn...

Don’t Worry, I’m White

  What’s the quickest way to lose a white audience? Tell them they’re white. That may seem strange, but in the US white people aren’t white. They’re normal. Good people who are just trying to live their lives. There’s no need to go any further. They’re normal.  It’s not decent to suggest otherwise! Using a list of adjectives...

Why America Chavez’s Solo Comic Is A Victory For Queer Nerds Of Color

When the solo comic for Miss America Chavez was first announced back in October, my excitement took time to boil. While I was happy that a queer woman of color superhero was getting her own comic, part of me expected to have her written by a team of white cis males. After all, Marvel...

All Hail A Tribe Called Quest

  There I was at 12:15 AM on Friday, November 11, hovered over my laptop. Did I care about my 5:00 AM alarm courtesy of a 13-year-old pug? No. What about my busy Friday at work? Don’t think so. After 18 years WE were being blessed with an album from one of the most influential...

Hidden Figures: Where Black Girl Nerds Make Black Girl Magic!

  I am looking for the correct words by which to frame this film, but my words are slow to come. I feel that this film, Hidden Figures, requires contemplation to address. I want to be subjective here, but, NOPE!  I LOVE THIS FILM! That’s a given. I kind of want to climb a tall...

Redefine What It Means To Be Free

After a week like this, and the future that's been rolled out before us, it feels important to keep imagining different ways to be and modes to operate from. And I don't think Meshell Ndegeocello would balk at her lyrics being re-purposed to title an article that highlights the Black Speculative Arts Movement . This annual...

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,...

BGN Review: Black Women in Medicine

  Black Women in Medicine is a documentary film written, directed, and produced by Crystal R. Emery that chronicles the challenges Black women face in the medical field and provides insight into the history of Black female doctors. To provide you with some staggering statistics, only two percent of all physicians in America are Black...
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