The Rising Star of Raleigh Ritchie

Written By Jahkotta Lewis At 26 years old, Jacob Anderson, who goes by his stage name Raleigh Ritchie, is not only making a name for himself in television and film, but he’s tearing up the world of music with his kickass vocals, rhythmic beats, and artistic exploration of the essence of youth. I first discovered Ritchie on Game of...

We All Need An Escape To Bruno Mars and Donald Glover

Originally published on Just Add Color If there's one good thing that might come out of 2017 is that this just might be the best year for pop culture ever, particularly music. That is, if Bruno Mars and Donald Glover's latest offerings are anything to predict by. First, let's talk about Bruno Mars' 24K Magic. The album...

How The Vampire Diaries Wronged Bonnie Bennett

By: Kristen Carter Now that The Vampire Diaries has ended, I have some time to reflect on what it means to me. I saw the trailer and was immediately captivated. It reminded me of Twilight because of the palpable teenage angst, and the two lead actors looked similar to Bella and Edward. Looking back, I can see...

When Biracial Actresses Become the Main Faces of Black Girlhood

Biracial Identity As the Standard Bearer For Blackness Lately, whenever there’s a mention of a woke, young Black starlet it’s either Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, or Amandla Stenberg. It’s great that these actresses are getting recognition, but the fact that three biracial girls have become the predominant representatives of young, Black girlhood makes me wonder about...

Trying to Act White: How Being Yourself Can Be Misconstrued in the Black Community

  From mental illnesses, to interests in manga, as a Black person, you’ve more than likely heard similar statements during an intimate confession with a friend or family member:   “Quit trying to act white!” or “You’re hanging around too many white people…”   Well excuse me for breathing, and being interested in more than just Scandal and Nicki...

BGN Interviews: Miles Luna

  Miles Luna is the head writer of animation at Rooster Teeth down in Austin. He and his team have been hard at work on the new season of RWBY. We had some questions for Miles about RWBY, writing, and some of his other geeky thoughts. BGN: It's safe to say Monty Oum would be proud...

Cover for Fantastic Beasts Original Screenplay Released!

  We’re all excited for the movie, and now we can almost have the companion screenplay to go with it. Yesterday, J.K. Rowling tweeted a photo of the anticipated book and all its gilded splendor. Advance copies never, ever lose their thrill! #FantasticBeasts pic.twitter.com/A6B03f1dB3 — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 27, 2016 Okay, so it’s not covered in real...

What Steven Universe can Teach us about Queerness, Gender Identity, and Feminism

  By: Patricia Martin Steven Universe has changed my life. OK, maybe that is a bit dramatic, but I’m confident in saying that if I had this show growing up, it definitely would have. Yes, it’s a cartoon created for kids, but it has a lot more heart than a lot of children’s shows, all while...

Cosplay Has Tried To Make Me, a Fat, Black Woman, Invisible

By: TaLynn Kel I never considered myself a geek until I picked up a new hobby, costume play, aka cosplay. It’s one of those things that happened organically: someone took me to a geek convention, I saw people in costume, and not once did it occur to me not to dress up like them. Before I’d been there an...

Intervention 7 Review: Alex Kingston, Cosplayers, and Advice on Becoming a Full-Time Creative

Read our review on internet convention, Intervention 7: Alex Kingston, cosplayers, and more!
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