Don’t Have An Oliver Queen Attitude

  Raise your hand if the idea of human interaction completely bums you out! I know I’m not the only nerd here fervently waving both hands in the air. I can only speak for myself, but these days all relationships wear me down, excluding the one between my mouth and a slice of pizza. By...

Ma’mitons: The Only Handbag Line Fighting Poverty

  As an immigrant from Cameroon, Priscilla Njankou, always wanted to fight poverty in Africa.  She knew that one of the only sustainable way to do this is to create opportunity for those less fortunate by providing them with employment. As a designer, Priscilla created a line of handbags that are made responsibly, and that...

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...

#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...

Women of Year Up: Building Empire – The Year Up Entrepreneur

  A collective look into the experiences and perspectives of the young women of color who’ve graduated from Year Up. Year Up is a nonprofit organization that provides economic opportunity to young adults from urban communities via a one-year IT training and internship program.   Ferdinand Foch once said, “The most powerful weapon on earth is the...

Ava DuVernay Takes Part in Cannes Women’s March

The Cannes Film Festival which launched May 8th is one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world, and all of Hollywood has their eyes on what films will be making their debut this week.  One film we're excited about is BlacKkKlansman produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele. The film stars Adam...

10 Signs You’re a New Mom

  1. You don't mind smelling like Chanel, spit up and baby powder. 2. People talk about their lovely weekend. You get happy getting five hours of sleep. 3. Mastering the art of breast feeding and putting on make-up at the same damn time. 4. A night out is going out to Wal-Mart by yourself. 5. Disney & Nick...

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....

On “Logan” and the Tropes of Black Folks

By TaLynn Kel (Reprint from TaLynnKel.com)   ***Here there be spoilers.***   I finally saw Logan last night. It was a brutally violent film. You got to see characters who’d been defined by their strengths as weak, a weakness that compounded their issues as people. You got to see the vulnerability of characters whose superhero personas erased the day-to-day minutia...

Afro-Action RPG ‘Aurion’ Is Headed to Hollywood

So... it's safe to say that this little-indie-game-that-could has made good on its amazing potential since BGN covered it last year. A film based on the Cameroonian Action-RPG  Aurion: Legacy of the Kori Odan, is in the works.  Good Fear Film, an American company has acquired the rights. About the Game: In the game, you will...