Black Girl Gaming: #BlackGirlMagic in ‘Broken Age’

By Ashley Turner @AsheDT It’s no secret that a significant portion of gamers are Black even if that reality is not always reflected in the gaming itself. In an industry dominated by white men, trying to find positive examples of diversity and representation feels like an arduous task. That is no truer than with the absence...

BGN Game Night: ‘Fuse’

From the folks that brought us Clank! A Deck Building Game and Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, comes Fuse.  Released by Renegade Game Studios in 2015, this game can be played alone or cooperatively with up to five players.  The premise is that you are on a spaceship and twenty bombs have...

#SDCC Exclusive: You Can Now Read Comic Books On Your HDTV

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment announced its latest venture within the online streaming industry and now you can experience the DC universe like never before. DC Universe is a mixture of Marvel Unlimited with Crunchyroll, this streaming service is centralized on all DC Entertainment franchises. You can actually read comic books from the app. This...

BGN Film: ‘The Dark Knight’ Turns 10 and You Can Help Celebrate

Ten years ago, Warners Brothers dropped a Batman on the world like none we had ever seen in The Dark Knight. Before the iteration of the character originally penned in Frank Miller comics and played onscreen by Christian Bale, Batman was a soft, campy target of a lot of pop culture jokes. Television and...

BGN Tech Review: Cellarius, A Collaborative Sci-Fi Universe

  Today’s media landscape is dominated by a few centralized studios that we can all name. Though there is a growing willingness to explore new narratives, as evidenced by the success of 2018’s Black Panther, the majority of content tends to “play it safe” in order to achieve mass appeal. There are undoubtedly many interesting, original...

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....
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