BGN Movie Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  This is one of those films that will make you want to learn more about the story of Henrietta Lacks after your first viewing. The story of Henrietta Lacks may be familiar to most of us, but for those who are not connected to the story, the experimentation of Black men and women's bodies for...

‘Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ Film Set to Premiere in April

By Janaya Greene HBO released a trailer for their film, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on March 15 and it looks to have a promising future. The film is based on a novel detailing how Deborah Lacks, daughter of Henrietta Lacks, searches to learn about her mother’s life and how her mother’s cancerous cells...

Real Hidden Figures

By E. Angel I’ve seen a lot of reviews about Hidden Figures, here on BGN and other places. The movie is lauded for the great cast, the great acting, the box office. There is outrage about not knowing about the three courageous women – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Like a lot of you,...

Words of Wisdom from Hidden Figures Author Margot Lee Shetterly

After sitting down for an interview and writing, "Hidden Figures: Turning Science Fiction into Science Fact" about best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly I left inspired and excited, not just about Hidden Figures but about life. Here are few snippets from the interview that don't just quote the author but are excellent words of advice...

Hidden Figures: From Page To Screen

If you are a black girl nerd and you are reading this, then I am sure you have heard of the groundbreaking book and soon to be released motion picture, Hidden Figures. Hidden Figures, adapted from the biographical text, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who...

Five facts you didn’t know about the story behind Hidden Figures

In preparation for the 2017 release of 20th Century Fox's new motion-length film Hidden Figures, here are five awesome facts I learned from my interview with the author of the best-selling novel, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,  Margot Lee Shetterly. The...

The Tunes of Hidden Figures Take Center Stage

Keeping this Hidden Figures train going... In celebration of the film, celebrities and social influencers attended Hidden Figures Screening & Soundtrack Listening Party at Means Street Studio in Atlanta hosted by DJ Drama, Don Cannon and DJ Sense on Wednesday, November 16th. The event was attended by celebrities including: Pharrell, Janelle Monae, Usher, Ludacris, Big Krit,...

Janelle Monae Brings “Hidden Figures” To Atlanta

In the utopian society I dream about daily, Black women are respected figures at the forefront of innovation and thought. Our status as the most educated demographic in the country would yield the same types of rewards the current world saves for our counterparts. And there would be nothing groundbreaking about telling our story...

“Search for Hidden Figures” Contest Announcement!

  PEPSICO AND 21ST CENTURY FOX ANNOUNCE “THE SEARCH FOR HIDDEN FIGURES” CONTEST TO DISCOVER EMERGING FEMALE VISIONARIES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM)   PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox, in partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), announces “The Search for Hidden Figures” – a new scholarship contest designed to help uncover the...

New ‘Arrival’ Featurettes Gives New Insight to Film

Get a look at these 'Arrival' featurettes and get a better insight into the upcoming thriller.
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