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...

BGN Interview: Laurell K. Hamilton On Sensual Words and Sexual Awakenings

On August 7, Laurell K. Hamilton released the 26th installment to her best-selling romantic fantasy series, Serpentine, to great fanfare and a top spot on the book sales charts. It's the latest on her character Anita Blake--a necromancer, a vampire hunter, and a federal agent tasked with regulating the country's "monsters". However, so many fans have...

BGN is Throwing a ‘Breaking In’ Live Twitter Party and You’re Invited!

What would you do if your kids were trapped in a house with crazed group criminals? In Breaking In, Shaun Russell must make that decision. She is locked outside, at her father’s house in the middle of nowhere, no car, no phone, and no shoes on her feet. But, Shaun’s baby’s (we still call...

BGN Interview: ‘Mind Your Business with Mahisha’ Host, Mahisha Dellinger

By Lisa D. DeNeal (@diolette) Don’t call Mahisha Dellinger, CEO and founder of, CURLS, LLC, and, host of the new OWN series, Mind Your Business with Mahisha, a reality TV star. That was not her purpose when she signed on to do a show that allows her to help aspiring, but struggling, women entrepreneurs become successful...

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...

Jada Pinkett Smith, Wale and Jay Ellis and Others Conference to Educate Youth in L.A

The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation had a Careers in Entertainment (CIE) Summer Tour over the weekend. Jay Ellis from Insecure was the master of ceremonies for the event, which took place at UCLA. Co-founder and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, rapper Wale, and actor Justin Baldoni (Jane the Virgin) and others were speakers...

BGN Interview: Cameron Bailey Talks Diversity and His Critical Foundation

This is part II of the interview with the Artistic Director and the Co-Head of the Toronto International Film Festival Cameron Bailey. In part I, he went into the process of selecting films for the festival and addressed safety concerns after the Danforth mass shooting. Today, we delve more into diversity in the 2018 festival...

BGN Talks to ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’ Star Angela Bassett

By Lynnette Nicholas The name Angela Bassett has become synonymous with integrity, strength, and grace. And, with her forthcoming role as CIA Director, Erica Sloan, in Mission: Impossible-Fallout she continues to personify these very ideals. Bassett recently took time out to candidly speak with BGN about her upcoming projects, motherhood, integrity, and the power of owning your...

BGN TV: HBO Orders A Hit With Terence Nance’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness’

By Lynnette Nicholas HBO’s upcoming late-night series Random Acts of Flyness from artist Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Swimming In Your Skin Again), is nothing short of an invitation into a new paradigm of thought as it pertains to the continuum of Blackness. Terence Nance and his work defy description. Nance, an artist, musician, and filmmaker who:...

BGN Playlist: #Happy4NoReason Playlist

The leader of our country just proved that he is a Russian puppet. White people are STILL calling the cops on Black, Brown, and Indigenous people for the stupidest offenses. My office chair will not stop sinking to the ground, no matter how many times I pull the thingy to lift it. And, I stubbed...
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