BGN Politics: Why You Should Care About Net Neutrality

The start of the mid-term election season is here and BGN wanted to support awareness regarding an issue of economic opportunity and civil rights.  Net neutrality has been defined as the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of their origin or purpose of that data.  In May 2018,...

Hip Hop Architecture Camps That Offer STEAM Education Doubles Locations

As co-founder of the Urban Arts Collective, I have had the opportunity to work on many inspiring projects that involve bringing S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) education to individuals through the influence of hip-hop. I’ve spoken at SXSW on the topic numerous times and even helped design the Universal Hip Hop Museum,...

“Not Magic, Technology” MLab Is Helping Cultivate a Generation of Shuries

Black Girl Nerds Netia & Erica Use Black Panther to Enflame A Generation of Youth in Technology Black Panther introduced audiences to a world filled with images of Black technology created by some of the best Black designers and makers in the business. For Netia McCray, Founder and Executive Director of Massachusetts-based Mbadika, it was...

BGN Interview With Engineer Brittany Young Creator of STEM Outreach Program B-360

When someone mentions STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) your first thoughts are probably equations and giant machines, but if someone were to mention dirt bikes you just might look at them funny. Brittany Young — a young black female engineer in Baltimore, Maryland — created B-360 a multi-award-winning organization that teaches youth about the...

What Makes an RPG Good?

What determines a good RPG vs. a bad one? There are universal traits for all genres which make for a competent and enjoyable game, but what things, in particular, have to be addressed in order for the game to be as enjoyable as it can be in the RPG genre. Statistics are one of...

Black Girls Code puts on an outstanding event that allows young Black girls to come front and center in the tech world

Black Girls Code (BGC) put on something I’ve never witnessed before--a live coding and mentoring event! In partnership with Dropbox, a relationship that has thrived for over a year, BGC was able to pair 20 Black girls, ranging from ages 8-16, with 25 coding industry experts and mentors that they had never met before....

The Sony PlayStation 2017 Gift Guide

Black Friday beckons, Cyber Monday draws near, and Tech Treats Tuesday is a thing I made up but will probably soon exist. What you need to know is, things will be on sale, the good things. The things that buzz, distract, thrill, and make your living room the wonderful haven that it is through...

THE BLACK EYED PEAS SET TO RELEASE FIRST EVER AUGMENTED REALITY APP

Global phenomenons, The Black Eyed Peas, are set to release the companion augmented reality app for their groundbreaking graphic novel, distributed by Marvel Comics, Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles on Black Friday (November 24th, 2017). The will.i.am created graphic novel is a futuristic B-Boy meets L.A gang culture meets Egyptology themed Zombie thriller that...

BGN Interviews Indie Hip Hop Artist ThaGataNegrra

ThaGataNegrra is a Newark, NJ, based artist who merges Hip-Hop with an eclectic geek style, both musically and aesthetically. Self-described as 'Kawaii-Hop,' she is known for multilingual verses laced with rhymes that reference everything from Harry Potter to Sailor Moon. With sophomore album P.R.O.W.L. released last October, BGN sat down with ThaGataNegrra to discuss...

BGN Tech Talk: Kimmoy Matthews Chats Travel and Breaking Into Technical Writing

If you've wondered what "technical writing" is, Kimmoy Matthews tells BGN exactly what it is and how to break in.
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