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Candice Patton Ignores the Trolls and Focuses on the Importance of Representation

Many of us have experienced the vitriol of cyberbullying. It’s everywhere on social media with marginalized groups taking the brunt of these attacks. Black women and women of color are popular victims of online harassment. Not only are we harassed because we are women, we are harassed because we are women of color. Thus,...

“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...

Marvel Releases New Character Posters for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and We’re Hyped!

On April 4, 2018 Marvel Studios revealed their newest batch of character posters for Avengers: Infinity War and nerd hearts everywhere rejoiced. Not to play favorites, but certain posters caught my eye. I couldn't help but get emotional at seeing Okoye, Shuri, and T'Challa basking in Black excellence with ultraviolet colors that flattered their dark skin...

Short Film “Sirens” Introduces a Black Mermaid & Explores Police Brutality

In Sirens, a mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer. From writer-director, Jo-Dean Roark (Max Compact, Black&SexyTV), and producer, Rachel Upshaw (Breaking Open, Berlin for Lovers) comes a ten-minute short film with elements of fantasy, grounded in reality. Sirens...

BGN Book Review: ‘Well, That Escalated Quickly’

Most of us were introduced to Franchesca Ramsey by her viral YouTube video “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls”, but very few people know how this video even came to be. From our side of things, it seemed that Ramsey was an overnight success, a combination of luck and good timing. Both of...

An Ode to Black Women Creatives in Media

As it stands, there are few Black women creatives receiving their due moment in the spotlight — but can 2018 bring the end of that? Here's on Black Girl Nerd's ode to the Black women in media and her celebration at their hammering of the glass ceiling that separates them from the rest of the world.

New Web Series Alert: Debtera is About a BlackGirl and Magic

Worst. STI. Ever. From FourFront Pictures comes Debtera, a dark supernatural comedy web series about a world where demons are sexually transmittable! Demon possession, a clueless witch, and a persistent ex-boyfriend converge to make Naomi’s simple quiet life a living hell. Debtera is a supernatural dark comedy web series about the worst STI ever. Demons. After a...

Felicia Henderson Breaks Down What We Can Expect in Season 2 of ‘The Punisher’

Along with The Quad, Felicia D. Henderson is also busy with Marvel’s The Punisher. We left off Season 1 of The Punisher with Frank Castle brutally destroying Billy Russo’s face with a glass mirror. In the comic, Billy is nicknamed Jigsaw due to his disfigured features which have made many fans of the comic...

kweliTV Is the Streaming Service That Centers the Black Diaspora

kweliTV delivers authentic stories about the Black community through documentaries, films and series. For the Black Girl Nerds out there, kweliTV has a sci-fi fantasy section with short films like Habeas Corpus starring Chad L Coleman from The Walking Dead and screen legend Tim Reid in a story about a man who can’t get over...

Zazie Beetz and Young, Black Motherhood

Since giving birth to my son a couple months ago, I’ve been paying more attention to mothers, particularly how they’re portrayed on screen and how that relates to my own reality. For me, Zazie Beetz’s characters Van and Noelle (of Donald Glover’s Atlanta and Joe Swanberg’s Easy, respectively) represent the essence of young, Black,...