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...

Political Correctness… Or Is It

Living within the current political climate can be...exhausting to say the least. Consuming the various amounts of information we receive on a daily basis can be draining, and I find it hard to rummage through the loads of crap while dissecting the truth from the garbage heap that is the 2016 presidential election. One term that keeps running through my...

Palm Trees in the Snow is the Perfect Passionate Escape

  Allow me to tell you a story. My best friend—whose taste in movies/TV shows I trust implicitly—texts me and tells me that there’s a movie on Netflix I found out that came out last year. Here’s the catch: it’s 3 hours long (no exaggeration) and it’s subtitled. Now, I don’t have a problem watching subtitled films,...

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU | HelloBeautiful Hosts Private Screening

Embed from Getty Images HelloBeautiful.com hosted a private screening event at NeueHouse in New York on Aug. 23, 2016, featuring the upcoming Miramax Films/Roadside Attractions film, Southside With You, starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers and directed by Richard Tanne. The evening concluded with a Q&A . The Q&A was also available to stream via HelloBeautiful's FaceBook Live feed where it is still available to currently view. Special...

Southside With You: The First True Love Story

Southside With You, which comes out today, has managed to do what many romance films strive for, but fail to achieve: unearthing the core of what binds two souls. How many films have you seen where lust is the center of the relationship? Where solving a problem is what connects the lovers. These films...

Tax Free Love

  “You always bring up being an only child like it’s some sort of pass. I mean you ALWAYS bring it up,” he texted in frustration. I looked at my phone, unbothered. Although my heart pounded, and I could feel anxiety creeping in, I closed my eyes to steady my breathing. For the first time in...

My Husband’s Unconscious Racism Nearly Destroyed Our Marriage

Originally published on The Establishment, May 26, 2016.     When I was in my teens, I figured I’d be married at least three times. The first would be the young, practice marriage. My second marriage would be the passionate one through which I would become a better version of myself, and my third would be the...

To Our Community in This Trying Time

I am sitting here. I’m at my desk. It’s nearly midnight and I’m keenly aware that I should be asleep. I have a big interview with Paul Feig tomorrow and I really don’t want to make an ass of myself. I’ve just started a new job and there’s a lot of work I could...

Defying Stereotypes with Joe West in The Flash

  Spoiler Warning: contains information from The Flash, season two.   Source   Many television shows have depicted amazing black fathers like Bill Cosby in the Cosby Show. We have seen other shows, like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Bernie Mac Show, depicting black fathers opening up their homes to other people’s kids to raise as their...
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