BGN Gaming: ‘The Ultimate Clap Back”–Sometimes You Gotta Cuss

By EpicLalaGirl I had the honor of meeting MaryMartha Ford-Dieng, the sole creator of the game The Ultimate Clap Back at PAX East, 2018.  I loved the game and was even happier to learn that the first expansion pack to The Ultimate Clap Back was available to support through Kickstarter. I was happy to be...

BGN Opinion: Is Popularity-Based Healthcare Our Next Option?

By: Donnie Lopez Lately, it has been all over social media, pleas for help with healthcare..  My father has recently been diagnosed with cancer but cannot afford the treatment. He is a good man who has always helped others and now needs your help in return. Accompanying this post is usually a link to a GoFundMe page...

Makers of ‘Smallfoot’ Drop Single by Niall Horan

People’s Choice Awards winner Niall Horan just debuted his single to the upcoming film Smallfoot. The full movie soundtrack will drop on September 21st, but you can get the single now.  Horan’s “Finally Free” is a motivating single amplifying the character’s friendship experience. It also allows him to be released from a trapped state...

Why a ‘Good Fight’ Binge May be the Self-care You Need This Week

This week, I finally grew too tired of the politics and Trump shenanigans to watch anymore. I think the Commander in Chief's supporters inciting a race war might have done it. Or maybe it was all the coded racism surrounding the immigrant families who are still being brutalized by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

‘Random Acts of Flyness’: New Series by Terence Nance

HBO is going to take the media by storm with Terence Nance’s Random Acts of Flyness. This series is one like no other. Artist Terence Nance has pulled in the most outstanding pieces of our societal norms and framed them in this masterpiece of a series. The artist strips away the fluff of everyday...

Paramount’s Docuseries ‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ Premieres This Month

Paramount announced the premiere date for its six-episode docuseries, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. Set your DVRs to the Paramount Network on July 30 at 10 pm. Here's the trailer released this week. The documentary traces the real-life story of the iconic Black teen whose death turned the hoodie into a garment of rebellion...

Megan Maher Chats about Short Film ‘Clandestine Magic’

Megan Maher created, wrote, and directed the short film Clandestine Magic. It is a story that centers black girls, identity, representation, and that thing folks call Black Girl Magic. Here, Maher delves into the inspiration, experiences, and the work that went into making Clandestine Magic. Why did you create the film? On an Intimate Level I created the film Clandestine...

BGN Opinion: Can ‘One Day at a Time” Beat Hollywood’s Whitewashing?

By Donnie Lopez “This Is It! Gloria Estefan Is (Finally!) Coming To Netflix's One Day At A Time" I read this Netflix newsletter title and immediately thought about the words alone. I thought about all the prominent luminaries like Gloria Estefan whose ethnicities were misidentified at the beginning of their careers. Then my eyes moved from the...

A 21st Century Pride and ATL Pride Assessment

By Alisha Street In the words of Nina Simone, "Its a new Dawn/Its a New Day/Its a new Life/For me/ And I'm feelin' Good." We’ve come a long way from the Stonewall riots of 1969. So far, that the same Greenwich village of Manhattan NYC now houses the world’s largest Pride march to date. This year's...

Why We All Need to See ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ on Starz

By Diedre Johnson  @diedremichelle Jazz singer Dinah Washington’s classic song, This Bitter Earth teamed with contemporary composer Max Richter’s classical music is one of the soundtrack choices in this haunting documentary. The film is about the smalltown rape of wife and mother, Recy Taylor in pre-Civil Rights Alabama. There should be a warning at the...
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