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5 By 5: VALENTINE’S DAY & ANTI-VALENTINE’S DAY ANIME

By D.Y.   Leading up to Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to catch up on romance anime for those in love or seeking love. On the other hand there’s also anime out there for those of you NOT interested in love. Regardless of which side you’re on there’s viewing options for both those in favor...

Fences Is God’s Gift To Dramatic Cinema

  It's been a long time since I've witnessed a compelling and thought-provoking drama that shook me to my core.  After my viewing of the film Fences, an adaptation of the prolific August Wilson play; I left the theater experiencing a whirlwind of emotions.  I felt feelings of joy, laughter, pain, anger, and sadness.  I...

The Internet Goes Wild For #ShadyMariah, and We’re Here For It

  Republished from Just Add Color  Hernan "Shades" Alvarez and City Councilwoman Mariah Dillard. On paper, these two people shouldn't even be in the same stratosphere of influence. But in reality, these two go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Perhaps you've seen the internet become beside themselves with this new power couple, otherwise known as...

Black and Abroad

By Ashley Dawson Dear Random Tinder Men, I am not your caramel, chocolate, Godiva, Hershey's bar. I am an independent, ambitious and highly entertaining woman that should not be strictly defined by the color of her skin. My catalogs of screen-shotted messages from Tinder are miles long, however, mine always gravitates towards my ethnicity. It’s almost...

What Disney’s Lack of a Black Disney Prince Reveals about America’s View of Black Masculinity

  Originally published on Just Add Color We've got Aladdin. We've got Kokoum. We've got Shang. We've got Kuzco. We've got Naveen. We've got Maui, who is technically a demigod. But where's the animated black Disney prince? Inquiring minds want to know, but inquiring minds also want to understand why the majesty of the black man has...

The Crown Excels in Excess—and also a Great Story

    Aside from the reported $100 million dollar budget and scenes of extravagance, The Crown succeeds in great storytelling to match its stunning visual appeal. Here, we get to see (and know) and unknowable queen. That queen is Queen Elizabeth II, a queen who (like her father) was not raised with the knowledge that she...

‘Barry’ Is An Introspection On President Obama’s Collegiate Years

  The most profound experiences of our lives happen during those tumultuous years before we have achieved our own level of success.  The moment before we meet the love of our life, start a family, or become an entrepreneur.  In the film Barry, directed by Vikram Ghandhi, we dive into the origin story of our first...

BGN Interviews The Cast Of Loving

  Jacqueline Coley interview the cast and crew of Loving which premieres today! Jacqueline speaks with filmmaker Jeff Nichols, actor Joel Edgerton, and actress Ruth Negga.

Seeking a Bright and Hopeful Future in the film adaptation “Fences”

How do we define Black manhood? How do we interrogate the complexities of Black masculinity? What constitutes an inherited and/or lasting legacy? These are all questions that are discussed in the upcoming feature film Fences. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, PA this film adaptation is based on the 1983 play by African-American playwright August Wilson....

BGN Geek Girl Con 2016: Geeks and Kink Interview

  On the weekend of October 8th and 9th, Geek Girl Con was held in Seattle, WA. Isabella Price interviewed Celia Aurora de Blas and Teresa Jusino, crew members of the series Incredible Girl. She asks why geeks are such a kinky bunch? They talk about their project and the community of acceptance that makes being...
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