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The Color of Science is Indigenous

  Indigenous knowledge is often excluded from the mainstream scientific community. The ancient knowledge that different cultures have retained and maintained over thousands of years is often scoffed at or simply ignored. I’ve seen it first hand when I was a student at a University in California. At the time, I was working on my...

The #BGNPlaylist Continues To Grow Featuring Orlando Jones, Jean Grae and Marc Bernardin!

  Our next round of #BGNPlaylist guests features an actor, comic book writer, music supervisor, and rapper.  We're excited that the #BGNPlaylist has taken off and more guests have curated and shared their playlists with our fans and followers. Rapper Jean Grae dropped her playlist which included tunes from John Coltrane, Barbara Streisand, and Prince.  We're pretty...

Gina Prince-Bythewood Directs “Silver Sable & Black Cat” And Rosario Dawson In Talks for “New Mutants”

We're excited to see the news of famed filmmaker and #BGNPodcast alumni Gina Prince-Bythewood penned to write and direct the Sony release of Silver Sable and Black Cat which will be a spin-off film from the popular Spider-Man franchise. Gina Prince-Bythewood is no stranger to the Marvel universe, she directed the pilot episode to...

The latest look at Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets

Written by: DaVette See   The new trailer for Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets just dropped. It is, in a word, breathtaking. More aliens, more Alpha, more EVERYTHING, the new trailer for Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets has fans of both the Valérian & Laureline series and of filmmaker Luc Besson gobsmacked and...

New Tupac Biopic All Eyez On Me Coming Out This Spring

  It’s been over 20 years since Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas. Since then, the ways in which the fallen icon has been honored span the spectrum of music, essay, art, and film, yet he has not yet been the subject of a proper biopic. Closing out the spring of 2017, the upcoming...

Star Wars Turns 40!

Written by: Mel Perez There’s a scene in A New Hope - Luke stands outside of his home watching the two suns sink beneath Tatooine’s horizon. John Williams’ score swells in the background. That’s the moment I fell in love with Star Wars. It’s a love that’s lasted a little over two decades. On May...

Upcoming Film Crown Heights stars Lakeith Stanfield

  A study was revealed this year showing that, of the 1,900 Americans wrongfully convicted of crimes since 1986 and later exonerated, 47 percent were Black. While this figure might be unsurprising to many – including readers of this website – the presence and proliferation of these narratives is increasingly vital. Director Matt Ruskin’s new...

Vixen: The Movie Is One Of The Most Important Animated Shows This Year

Written by: Dennis R. Upkins One of the best movies of the year will not be coming to a theater near you. And that’s a good thing. Why? Because it’s available now wherever DVDs/Blu-Rays/digital downloads are sold. Much like the highly anticipated live action live action release of Wonder Woman, Vixen: The Movie is not only...

We Have A Black Bachelorette Y’all! And I Have Some Thoughts!

Written by: Joi Childs I've never watched an episode of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette in my Black ass life. This is not stopping me from recapping this season, as this season is a game-changer for the long-running ABC franchise. If you’ve been living under a rock, for the first time we have a Black...

Patti Cake$ Wraps Around Our Hearts This Fall

  Patti Cake$ is for dreamers, stereotype breakers, and music enthusiasts. Patricia Dombrowski aka “Patti Cake$” aka “Killa P” dreams of making it big as a rapper, and finally escaping her depressing New Jersey hometown. Patti’s passionate desire to live her dream is wonderfully introduced in a vibrant trailer recently released by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Patti’s...
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