Get Out!

  In the new trailer for Get Out, Jordan Peele, (Key & Peele) looks to have shot and penned the film, black horror fans have yearned for - a suspense/thriller that shows just how creepy white folks can be.    When comedy duo Key & Peele ended their wildly popular sketch comedy show, “to pursue other...

The Trouble With Hot Gimmick

There isn't a single thing “romantic” about Domestic Violence and Partner Abuse. Not one, solitary thing. That's why it puzzles me when people have “Harley and Joker” #relationshipgoals. Anyone who knows the background of the love affair between the Clown Prince of Crime, and the gifted, former psychologist Dr. Harleen Quinzel, are fully aware of...

Zoey’s ‘Atheism’ on `black-ish

When I watch `black·ish, I do so knowing that I'm not the primary audience for the show. It is, after all, black-oriented humor, the story of Dre and Rainbow struggling with their success in a primarily white environment and trying to enjoy that success without letting go of the things that define them as...

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...

BGN Book Review: Jennifer’s Journal

As an avid reader, copywriter, editor and self-described ‘quirky black chick,’ my library has always consisted of hardcover books or paperback novels as a reflection of my ‘adult-status’ as a reader. But, recently I was re-introduced to one of my childhood passions – reading graphic novels and comic books. As a child, my dad would...

Dark Matter Season 2 Wrap Up – And Another One (of Us) Bites the Dust…

I haven't done a review since before Dragon Con, so I just wanted to say a few things about the last 4 episodes of Season 2. As I predicted, we do not find out who was on the FTL-enabled Marauder. Something for next year. I plan to check out Season 3 next summer, but the...

The Legacy Continues: Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics

Mad Event Entertainment and Long Beach Comic Con announced Friday that nominations for the 2017 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics are now open. This McDuffie Award has a new director, Will J. Watkins, and several new Selection Committee Members: Mark D. Bright, Don McGregor, Kevin Rubio, Cassandra Pelham and Gail Simone. The...

Who Has the Final Say?

Well…..as I search for the words to continue with this morbid post, I find myself in a space with no identity. I find myself in a space that is void of labels, but entrenched in human feelings, emotions and concepts. I have just finished reading Between The World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a...

How To Be A Black K-Pop Fan

Six years ago while scrolling through my favorite LiveJournal gossip site, I came across a post for a Korean group called Big Bang. I had no idea who they were or what type of music they made but I decided to click on the YouTube link and give it a listen. Fifteen listens later,...

Happy Birthday Katherine Johnson

Happy Women’s Equality Day AND Happy Birthday to Katherine Johnson!!! 2000 steps. 120 miles. 5 honorary degrees. 4 great-grandchildren. These are some of the numbers that have defined Katherine Johnson’s legacy. And today is her 98th birthday. Katherine Johnson played by Taraji P. Henson in 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated new film, HIDDEN FIGURES, is the real...
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