Take the Pledge with AT&T “It Can Wait” and Bevy Smith

Pledge to be an advocate for the cause, to lead by example and spread the message. @bevysmith is partnering with @att to take the “It Can Wait” pledge to drive distraction-free because it can save lives and make the world a safer place. Take the pledge with her! #itcanwait #sponsored http://bit.ly/ATT-ICW-PLEDGE_BGN

BGN TIFF 2018 Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

Time: the word tolled like the bells of a church. Fonny was doing: time. In six months’ time, our baby would be here. Somewhere, in time, Fonny and I met; somewhere, in time, we had loved; somewhere. no longer in time, but now, totally, at times mercy, we loved.         — James Baldwin, If Beale...

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...

BGN TV: The Talented Mr. Colin Woodell and ‘The Purge’ American Dream

By Donnie Lopez Colin Woodell walks onto the set of the new Purge television studio for an interview with a bright smile and a jawline so sharp you could cut your hand on if you ever got close enough. For many viewers, this might be the first time experiencing a performance from Woodell. Yet once...

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 TV: The Black Women of ‘Harlots’–A Reclamation of the Female Body

“The city is made of our flesh. We’ll have our piece of it”. –Margaret, Harlots  By Lynnette Nicholas @truelylynnette Harlots is a British period drama series created by two women, Alison Newman and Moira Buffini. Harlots is a necessary retelling of time as it truly showcases multidimensional female characters. It’s the history that is rarely seen in societies where...

HBO’s “Random Acts of Flyness Exhibit” is an Unforgettable Art Installation

By Lynnette Nicholas The two-day art exhibition features a variety of vignettes and installations that reflect themes and scenes represented in the Random Acts of Flyness variety series. Designed to celebrate black culture, the two-day experience will feature several interactive elements including: “Black Women Will Save Us All” Room-highlighting the Black women who continue to make and...

BGN Interview: Amy Aniobi and Ben Cory Jones on the ‘Insecure’ Writers Room

BGN got to speak with the writers of the hit HBO show Insecure, Ben Cory Jones and Amy Aniobi, as they worked with HBO’s The Studio. The program is billed as a “creative experience celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.” It runs through August 19 in Provincetown, Massachusetts bringing in creatives from HBO’s shows each week....

BGN Book Review: ‘Slay in Your Own Lane’ Cheers on Black Women Who Go Their Own Way

By: Brittany M. Thompson Slay in Your Lane, the Black girl Bible, by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené is an absolute revelation. It highlights and validates the experiences of Black women in society. Every Black child has been told that you must be twice as good to get half the credit of your mediocre colleague....

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...