‘Brown Girl Begins’ Director Sharon Lewis Sits For BGN Feature Interview

Nothing is more exciting than being able to speak one-on-one with someone who has the power to bring one of your favorite novels to film screen life. Fortunately, I was able to speak with writer/director/producer of the upcoming film, Brown Girl Begins, Sharon Lewis. It is set to premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival “one...

BlackStar Film Festival QOTD

When you gather a bunch of artists together, you're bound to come across some pretty cool ensembles. The BSFF was no different. Check out what folks wore and what they had to say about BlackStar. Importance of the Festival "I'm so excited and happy to be around artists. It's everything that life is supposed to be,...

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...

Is Reality Turning into a Black Mirror Movie?

By: Camille Rahatt We have reached the dawn where technology is slowly taking over every aspect of our lives. If you walk a block, it’d be hard to miss strangers, head down, and nose deep in their phone. I’m guilty of being distracted easily by my phone and tablet too, so I’m not claiming to be...

I Saw Angela Davis Speak

By Yordanose Solomone   One of the best things about 2017 was Angela Davis’ speech at St Olaf University in Northfield, MN. It was so good and overwhelming that I forgot to wish my sister a Happy Birthday that March for the first time in 20 years. She still gives me crap for that, by the...

X Files Case #2017: The Missing Women Writers

By Naomi Kinsey Fox Mulder. Dana Scully. Mulder and Scully. Alone those two names may ring a bell, but together they are synonymous with the sci-fi phenomenon, The X-Files. The stark visual contrast of the towering Fox Mulder with the much shorter Dana Scully, coupled with the pair’s opposing belief systems, made for extremely engaging...

Where Are All The Good Black Cosplayers?

By DeLa Doll Featured Picture Credit: Kiss a Frog Cosplay Well, where are they? Can you tell me? Because there are quite a few articles and videos featuring black cosplayers, but more often than not, these articles and other pieces of media coverage focus solely on the racial aspect of being a black cosplayer. While many...

The Stifling of Black Masculinity on The Bachelorette

By Courtney Small Watching this season of the Bachelorette has been a frequent source of inner turmoil for me. On one hand, it is great seeing an educated and confident African-American woman like Rachel on a reality show in a positive light.   She may profess to enjoy watching ratchet tv when at home, but she...

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!

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...
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