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...

K-Pop Roundup: June 2017

Check out the latest in the Kpop scene with our most recent Kpop Roundup, here on Black Girl Nerds!

#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...

Newest Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’

"Find Your Voice" is the newest trailer for Pixar's Coco, the story of Miguel, a boy who despite the family rule of "'NO MUSIC", wants to do nothing else but play music. This Thanksgiving, journey with Miguel through the Land of the Dead, as he seeks to fulfill his mission of finding his Great Great...

Exclusive Music Video Debut: ‘Gingerbread Hag’ by Uncommon Nasa

Uncommon Nasa has been a fixture in NYC hip-hop for years, a presence circulating through a surprising amount of some beloved releases, and highly linked to El-P’s seminal Definitive Jux label. His label Uncommon Records has been active since the early 2000s, drawing a creative route through left-of-center emcees like Short Fuze, Gajah, and...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Enlists Latinx Stars for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

This morning, Lin-Manuel Miranda released a new original song in order to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts. And he didn't hold back when calling on some of the biggest Latinx stars to lend their voices. Here's was @LuisFonsi's response to my asking him to be on this song via DM. We'd never met....

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...

Interview With Singer & Songwriter Freelamour

In November of 2017, Netflix released their highly anticipated show She's Gotta Have It, a ten episode serie based off of famed director Spike Lee's 1986 film of the same name. The show stars DeWanda Wise as the protagonist Nola Darling, a Black woman going through a journey of self-discovery though her friendships, romantic relationships...

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...

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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