OWN’s ‘Black Love’ Mini-Series Offers an Inside Look on How Marriage Really Works

If you missed it on OWN, here are what couples like Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict & Viola Davis and Julius Tennon say about finding 'Black Love.'

Star Trek Redux: Deep Space Nine, Emissary Part 1 & 2

Written By: Ashley Stevens The opening sequence of Emissary Part 1 and 2, the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9), comes out swinging. It starts with an infamous battle of Star Trek lore: Wolf 359. This is the battle in which Starfleet captain-turned-Borg puppet Jean-Luc Picard goes toe-to-toe with a small...

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 #114 I The Mother’s Day Episode

  Happy Mother's Day! We're devoting our podcast episode to our Moms! Featuring Jamie, Kyndal, Joi, Tora, Kay B and Joelle in this lovely interview episode with our moms and an special devotion to some of us without a mom to celebrate with. This episode is sure to make you laugh and make you cry! Edited...

How to Maintain Your Nerdy Identity After Having a Child

Written by: Karla Clark  I don’t have to tell you that motherhood is time-consuming. It isn’t until you have a kid that you realize how much free time you squandered before their arrival. Hyper-focusing on your child has resulted in stacks of unopened games, dusty books, and an ever-growing Netflix queue. Quite simply, you’re losing...

Unforgettable BGN Film Review

  “Crazy just looks good on you”, is what I told Katherine Heigl when I spoke with her last week. The former Greys Anatomy star’s character in Unforgettable is as far away from the perky intern Izzy Stevens as you could get. Along with her co-star Rosario Dawson, Heigl plays Tessa an emotionally wrought new...

A Conversation With The Cast and Crew of Dear White People

  We had an in-depth conversation with the cast and crew of the new Netflix series Dear White People.  The interview features actors, Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson, Brandon P. Bell, Deron Horton, John Patrick Amedori, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Marque Robinson as well as director Justin Simien and producer Yvette Lee Bowser. Set against the backdrop of...

Q & A with actress Stacey Malone, star of the Blasian romantic comedy ‘Affair Movie’

  By: Christina Angela Jeter  If you research the hashtag #representationmatters then you already know that it is associated to the film 'I'm Having An Affair With My Wife'. The movie features a married couple, Lashonda and Sungmin who have an affair, but the twist is how they accidentally become matched up together while seeking extramarital...

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...

Kayona Gives DC A Leading Role In A New Series

Washington, DC-based multi-hyphenate artist, Kayona Ebony Brown, is building off the success of her award-winning short film, Of Music and Men, with the release of the novella series on April 13th. The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Washington City Paper all say that Washington, DC is the gayest place in America because...
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