Meet Tomi Adeyemi, the author of ‘Children of Blood and Bone’

I first heard about Tomi after news broke about her record breaking movie deal. At 23 years old, Tomi landed one of the biggest YA debut novel publishing deals ever for her upcoming novel, Children of Blood and Bone. Listen, the book isn't due to come out until 2018, and there is already a...

Feel Like One of Syfy’s ‘Magicians’ at NYC’s Hall of Magic Exhibit

Get a look at the Hall of Magic event, an interactive exhibit inspired by Syfy's 'The Magicians.'

It’s Official: SAG-AFTRA Strike

After a contentious will they or won't they period, the leading union for professional performers, has decided to strike from the video game industry. The Voltron-like entity, which consists of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA if you're nasty), broke off negotiations with the allied video...

SXSW 2018 Review: ‘Fast Color’

Imagine a world with women who are superheroes, women with supernatural abilities that can create tectonic shifts in the earth and women who can split atoms apart and put them back together. Julia Hart's Fast Color elegantly tells this story of three generations of Black women who have powers that go beyond imagination — and...

Otto Bell: The Eagle Huntress

This interview was conducted by Joelle Monique and transcribed by John Bauer.    BGN: Yeah so we're all nerdy ladies. We have a lot of fearless women amongst us - I'm not one of them. I have a lot of fears! In watching this film I... I don't even know where to start. So many questions....

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me continues the American Masters tradition of quality biographical documentary storytelling. With notable documentaries featuring Louis Armstrong, Maya Angelou, Sidney Poitier, and Ralph Ellison, I’ve Gotta Be Me is no different. The film is directed by Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Sam Pollard (who also did an American Masters film of August Wilson) and highlights...

The New Film Step: Stepping into Power, Grace, and Poise

Written By: Appei Porbeni Since it’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year, Amanda Lipitz’s Step, a documentary following a group of young black girls trying to get into college and using step as a way to deal with the struggles they face, has seen award recognition and has recently been picked up by Fox Searchlight...

New Doctor Who Companion is Gay

By Melissa Perez After an extended break, Doctor Who finally returns for season 10. With the Doctor, will be a brand new companion, Bill Potts. Not only is Bill a Black woman, but it was also recently revealed that she is gay. Yes, we had Jack Harkness and River Song who were definitely on the...

Moana Is Coming Thanksgiving 2016

If you're watching the 2016 Olympic games as Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and the rest of the American Gymnastics team defy the laws of gravity,  you may get a glimpse of Disney's newest hero, Moana, in a gorgeous minute long TV Spot.     The soundtrack features music by everyone's favorite Broadway Legend in the Making, Lin-Manuel Miranda. According to Dwayne Johnson, who plays...

Tessa Thompson Playing Jewelry Heist Icon Doris Payne

According to Variety, it has now been reported that actress Tessa Thompson will be playing the role of the jewelry thief that never stops Ms. Doris Payne.  Born in West Virginia, Doris Payne built skills and expertise stealing luxury jewelry. Payne in her 60-year career has stolen over $2 million dollars worth of jewelry. Payne's life...