BGN Film Review: ‘Whitney’ and the People who Killed Her

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Four words will come to mind while watching the edifying and raw new documentary Whitney: They. Killed. That. Girl. The harder part, in addition to sitting there and mourning a mega-watt talent for two hours straight, is deciding just who “they” are. Is it Bobby Brown? Her ex-husband certainly didn’t help matters and the...

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...

BGN Playlist: BGN Soul

As we soak up the sun rays during this hot and beautifully bright summer, we can hang out with family and friends along with some tasty BBQ and play some of the songs from the #BGNBlackAssSummer playlist. However, there are a number of us who wish to sit back in solitude, relax, and feed...

BGN Playlist: BGN Black Ass Summer

BGN is ending June, National African American Music Appreciation Month and the first month of summer on a dancing note with the #BGNBlackAssSummer Playlist. We have talked to our fans and our staff to come up with the songs that are unapologetically black and undeniably summer. Here's BGN's Black Ass Summer Playlist of over...

SURPRISE! Beyonce and Jay Shock the World with “Everything Is Love”

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z surprise the world with a long-awaited collaborated album Everything Is Love. The album is worth the wait! We all know the Carters are currently touring the world for their second On The Run Tour. But, no one said a thing about the couple's decision to shock the world--while on said tour--with nine tracks...

Bye Wally–Heyyy Keiynan

Legends of Tomorrow just lost Wally West. As a regular cast member. In a statement posted to Twitter after the official studio announcement, Keiynan Lonsdale explains that he is headed into another direction creatively, but is not leaving Wally--and Wally fans--behind completely. https://twitter.com/KeiynanLonsdale/status/1004356381321805829 Wally's storyline was actually in a weird place after he popped in midseason....

This Really Is America

By Appei Porbeni, America (the United States of America) has always been an object of fascination for me. Growing up in Nigeria, I always heard those around me herald it as the greatest in the world. It’s a true paragon of what a nation should be. Not like our devastated and corrupt taped-together-and-barely-standing excuse for a...

‘Beat Shazam’ Season 2 Features Foxx Father-Daughter Duo

By Ayana Arnette Underwood Corinne Foxx is joining her father Jamie Foxx as the newest DJ on the game show “Beat Shazam”. Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, May 29th at 8/7c on Fox. BGN had the chance to speak to Corinne and gather the juicy details about the second season.   BGN: It’s so exciting that...

#BGNPlaylist Is Back For ‘Black Panther’

I have one passion project for BGN that is near and dear to my heart and it's the #BGNPlaylist. We've heard you ask when we would start back up, and this month we got you. Just in time for Black Panther. An idea that came to fruition back in early 2017, has created a new way...

BGN Music: Cam O’bi – “Tenderheaded” feat. Smino

Some of you may have heard of Cam O’bi already, but remember the name. I first learned about Cam from Noname’s deeply personal, fraught, but sublime classic Telefone from 2016, a bonafide classic record of startling intimacy. The most obvious star track would have to be “Diddy Bop,” the breezy outdoor jam featuring Raury and...
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