Sleepy Hollow Inequity and Disparity

By Megan Maher Tim Wise once said, “When you allow racial disparity and institutional inequity to affect one part of the country, eventually it’s coming back to get everyone.” Now in this particular case our symbolic parallel of “the world” is Sleepy Hollow and the racial disparity that they showed towards the characters of...

Spike Lee’s “Rodney King” Review

By James Deshommes   Rodney King, shot documentary style by the legendary Spike Lee and performed by Roger Guenveur Smith was truly remarkable and heartbreaking, all intertwined with raw, bold, honestly, and a harsh reflection of what transpired on that historical day, March 3, 1991, in the City of Angels. Roger Guenveur Smith, for those who...

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...

American Gods and the Realities of Race

Written by Jonita Davis On April 30, the moment I had been waiting for since my 2005 introduction to the novel came to fruition. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods became a television series thanks to sweet baby Jesus and Starz. The very next day, I was greeted by a review that knocked the wind out of...

On “Logan” and the Tropes of Black Folks

By TaLynn Kel (Reprint from TaLynnKel.com)   ***Here there be spoilers.***   I finally saw Logan last night. It was a brutally violent film. You got to see characters who’d been defined by their strengths as weak, a weakness that compounded their issues as people. You got to see the vulnerability of characters whose superhero personas erased the day-to-day minutia...

Why Does Western Mean White?

  By: Appei Porbeni Last month saw the birth of two atrocities for the anime fandom – the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell finally premiered to mixed reviews, and Netflix boldly announced the release of a Death Note live action film via a brief teaser trailer, one in which (you guessed it) the characters are...

We Got Us In DC and Everywhere

The story of the missing Black girls from the Washington DC area is complex and ever changing. For one thing, it is still developing as new information comes to light. Another issue complicating the narrative is that key details which led to the public outcry were not completely accurate, which has led to a...

#MissingDCGirls – How White Media Treats Black and Brown Women

  By: Appei Porbeni The teenage runaway is a romanticized concept in entertainment – you have your young protagonist running off, leaving home behind in search of some clarity, escaping abusive parents who don’t appreciate their talents, whatever have you. White girls making their escape for greener pasture is often framed for us to feel sympathy for...

The Alt-Right Doesn’t Corner the Market On Alt Facts

In January when Kelley Ann Conway, surrogate for and advisor to the POTUS uttered the phrase "alternative facts" to justify the steady stream of easily debunked lies pouring from Press Sec. Sean Spicer's lips, many of the country's jaws hit the floor. This naked Orwellian doublespeak deserved our horror just based on how unusual...
All original content on these pages is fingerprinted and certified by Digiprove
X