Empowerment

Marko Cheseto
Double Amputee, Marko Cheseto Finishes Disney Half Marathon

Marko Cheseto celebrated with some joyful dance moves after being the fourth runner to cross…

Black Girl
Hey Black Girl, You Deserve To Be Seen

From Sorella Magazine This thought-provoking essay on colorism and identity comes from the publication Sorella…

Indigenous Authors
Indigenous Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors You Should Be Checking For

From Comic Years written by Emily O’Donnell This past week as Columbus Day has been…

What Is Asexuality?

Originally published May 2015: I lacked the enthusiasm my then-boyfriend of three years had about…

Review: ‘Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring’

Check out the Black Girl Nerds book review for ‘Spy on History: Mary Bowser and the Civil War Spy Ring’ now!

Janice Bryant Howroyd
Janice Bryant Howroyd is the First Black Woman to Own a Billion Dollar Business

Janice Bryant Howroyd in 1978 turned a $900 dollar loan into a billion-dollar business —…

Black Women Animate Hosts its 2nd Annual Boot Camp with Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network Studios and Black Women Animate (BWA) have joined forces again to host their…

4 Simple Random Acts of Kindness to Practice This Week

Originally published March 2014 Random Acts of Kindness or RAKs are all about good karma…

How Erika Latanya Became a Bestselling Author — and How You Can, Too!

Written by: Erika Latanya Hello, BGN readers!! My name is Erika Latanya and today I’m…

Here’s Why You Should Care About Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Today marks Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a date that acknowledges both the racial and…