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...

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...
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