Minority Mental Health App: “The Safe Place” — BGN Spotlight

Learn more about 'The Safe Place', the new app created by Jasmin Pierre to service those who need help in the Black and underserved communities. Read more about it here, on Black Girl Nerds!

‘black-ish’ 8 x 9 Tells Us Who’s Our “Sugar Daddy”?

In the latest episode of black-ish, Dre is faced with a health scare and Jack has suspicions about his youngest sibling. At his doctor's appointment, Dre is shocked to learn he has Type 2 diabetes, the doc and Bow assure him that as long as he maintains a healthy diet, exercises and monitors his blood...

The Short Film ‘Detected’ Examines New Tech To Find Breast Cancer

Ironbound films' latest endeavor is the 15-minute short film documentary subject called 'Detected' narrated by actress Melanie Griffith, about the story of technology entrepreneur Rob Royea. The film is directed by Daniel Miller, Jeremy Newberger and Seth Kramer. The movie scrutinizes and examines how to advance detection of breast cancer in women. 1 in every 8 women...

Sonequa Martin-Green: What’s Her Fitness Secret?

Did you catch Star Trek: Discovery this past weekend? #BlackGirlMagic. Sonequa Martin-Green is back! We must be in for an action-packed ride, considering Sonequa’s past on the Walking Dead. As Sasha, we’ve seen her run through the woods, leap and jump, and fight off zombies in the midst of an apocalypse. And I’m sure...

Dora Milaje In Training: CrossFit Edition

Are there times when I don’t want to go CrossFit? Of course, but I usually still go because I know I’ll feel better afterwards. The hour I spend there, four to five times a week, is MY hour.

What Linkin Park Meant To Me As A Depressed Black Girl Nerd

Content warning: depression, suicide, suicide ideation While logged into Twitter last Thursday, I saw the news of the tragic death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the band Linkin Park. I was in disbelief because I couldn't see how someone who once helped me fight my depression could take his own life. Linkin Park was...

I Am Rocket: A Reflection on PTSD from a Sexual Trauma Survivor

By Maya Golden   The Guardians of the Galaxy films are fun. Moments of chaos turn into laughter and heartfelt exchanges even draw a few tears. The day after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I was at the theatre, ready for what I knew would be a great film. I wanted to see...

BGN #112 I It’s Oprah! And Karen Pittman

  Segment 1: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks debuts on HBO April 22nd. We chat with the cast including Oprah Winfrey herself! The film is based on the book of the same name by author Rebecca Skloot. Interview features: George C. Wolfe, Rose Byrne, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Courtney B. Vance, Rocky Carroll and Reg....

BGN Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  This is one of those films that will make you want to learn more about the story of Henrietta Lacks after your first viewing. The story of Henrietta Lacks may be familiar to most of us, but for those who are not connected to the story, the experimentation of Black men and women's bodies for...

‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Film Set to Premiere in April

By Janaya Greene HBO released a trailer for their film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on March 15 and it looks to have a promising future. The film is based on a novel detailing how Deborah Lacks, daughter of Henrietta Lacks, searches to learn about her mother’s life and how her mother’s cancerous cells...
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