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...

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...
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