BGN Book Review: Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

Last week, Ava DuVernay announced that she would be adapting the late great, Octavia E. Butler's Dawn, with the help of frequent collaborators, Victoria Mahoney and Charles King. The internet was abuzz, celebrating the very first adaptation of icon, Octavia E. Butler's work. Before the television show hits airwaves, let's take a look at the...

Loving Recap – TIFF2016

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton expertly portray real-life couple, Mildred and Richard Loving whose quest for equality, acceptance, and the right to love makes its way to the Supreme Court after their marriage violates a Virginia law prohibiting interracial marriage. ♦♦♦ Full Spoilers Below ♦♦♦ Jeff Nichols directs the story of Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter...

Valerie’s Complexium: Navigating Through Nerd Spaces

  Hello, Welcome to my column. I thank Jamie Broadnax and the BGN family for giving me a platform to talk about the adventures I experience being a journalist. Let me remind everyone that just because I have been given this platform, my thoughts are my own. And don’t necessarily reflect the thoughts of those at...

Beyond Aziz Ansari: What Men Should Learn From This

So by now everyone's heard the news about "woke bae" Aziz Ansari. If you haven't, here it is in a nutshell: homie had a very bad night with a woman that has the nation currently divided. Some are calling it sexual assault, some are calling it just a bad date that a woman decided...

Rumination Over an Unbroken Chain: My Observation of White Supremacy

    I remember butting heads with various adults about societal issues when I was very young. Picture a little girl in glasses, a parochial school uniform, and an intricately cornrowed coif with her hands on her hips and lips all pursed up obstinately. I was an African medallion wearing, Cross Colours sporting, watching Farrakhan on...

Why Is There a Continuing Lack of Diversity in Hollywood? — BGN Opinion

Have feelings on the lack of diversity in Hollywood? Read this latest op-ed on the matter here on Black Girl Nerds!

The Ordinary Lack of Representation in The Handmaid’s Tale

See how one BGN isn't impressed by "The Ordinary Lack of Representation in The Handmaid's Tale," here on Black Girl Nerds!

Why I Wasn’t So Crazy About Dear White People Like Everyone Else

Written by Ashleigh Thomas Sam was unapologetically Black, ambitious, creative, and was the fire under the skin of her school’s growing race problems. It was refreshing to see her take charge, clap back, and embody the movement. But. Sam should not have been the main character of ‘Dear White People.' She lauded herself for her ‘wokeness,' but was...

Cosplay: Much More Than Playing Dress Up

Fan of cosplay? Learn how the amazing fan art and community is ore than just dressing up.

Underground’s Subversion of Villainy & Heroism Affirms Black Humanity

By Abbey White From pop-up procedural extras to galactic ‘Big Bads’, one thing TV has never been short on is black villains. I mulled over the implications of this during Underground’s first season and found myself coming back to it as I re-watched in anticipation of season two’s March 8th premier. The truth of Underground—WGN’s...