Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds

Black Girl Nerds is an online community devoted to promoting nerdiness among Black women & people of color. Check us out on http://blackgirlnerds.com and play with us on social media by following us on Twitter @blackgirlnerds!... Show More

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July 6, 2020 32 min
Miriam A. Hyman can be seen starring on season three of Showtime’s critically acclaimed series The Chi.  She joins the cast this year and shines as Dre, a high school guidance counselor who affects the lives of her students in a major way.   Miriam is also a songwriter and hip-hop lyricist and records under the moniker Robyn Hood.  Her latest EP Truth Teller (February 2020) is her fourth independent project to date.   You listen ...
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Sil Lai Abrams, a domestic violence awareness activist, and writer is featured in the stunning documentary On The Record. The film presents the powerful and haunting story featuring survivors accusing media mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.  Sil Lai has an in-depth discussion about media representation and race, the Simmons case, her work with Truth In Reality, and her current pursuits in academia. **Trigger Warning for vi...
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June 22, 2020 70 min
In this captivating episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, actor Orlando Jones returns to discuss his opinions on the state of our culture with the current protest uprisings and response to police brutality in this country against African Americans.  He also will address the recent local controversy over UNCW professor Mike Adams and share insight about his latest character in the new Showtime series 'Good Lord Bird' airi...
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In this episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast,  we speak with MSNBC's Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Trymaine Lee, to speak on behalf of his highly acclaimed and powerful new podcast, "Into America". Trymaine has truly amplified the voices of African-Americans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with his unique style of storytelling and the topics featured on the show – from covering Cancer Alley to a...
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In this episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, Pine-Sol executives Shaunte Mears-Watkins and Cassandra Lewis discuss their latest efforts to help Black women entrepreneurs build and fund their businesses with a $200,000 grant being offered through the Build Your Legacy campaign. You can vote for who can win the grant and learn more here. (https://www.essence.com/your-legacy3/)   In a time where women are seeking ways to become mo...
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June 1, 2020 71 min
In this episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we reflect in the recent events of this past week that have stirred up around the tragic death of George Floyd. The nation is burning now, both literally and metaphorically and everyone is trying to push through the pain of state-sanctioned police violence that continues to take away our Black brothers and sisters.  Hosted by: Jamie and Ryanne Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Samm...
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BGN sits down with recording artist TeaMarrr featured on season 4 of HBO's Insecure soundtrack. Shaking up pop, hip-hop, R&B, and more with a sharp sense of humor — and even sharper mic skills — TeaMarrr emerged in 2016 and quickly earned more than 4 million worldwide streams and high profile media attention spanning Flaunt and NPR to Ones To Watch and Consequence of Sound, to name but a few. The Boston-born and Los Angeles...
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May 18, 2020 24 min
Actor Stephan James reprises his role as Walter Cruz in season 2 of the critically acclaimed podcast-turned-TV series 'Homecoming'.  In this season, James co-stars with Janelle Monáe. Walter who is trying to build a new life following the traumas of war and the Homecoming Initiative, begins to realize that there’s an even more insidious version of the program underway – if only he can remember.  Hosts: Ryanne and Jamie Musi...
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This week's episode of the BGNPodcast, Ryanne brings to you another comic book superheroine highlighting Monet St. Croix. If you're new to this character or want to take a trip down memory lane to hear about your fave then tune into this geeky comic book episode! Host: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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In this week's episode of the BGNPodcast, we recap episodes 1-3 of the hit HBO series 'Insecure' starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell and more! We're excited to breakdown (in our own style of course) each episode, and how season 4 is pacing out so far.  Music by Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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April 27, 2020 26 min
Author Yasmine Charles chats about her new book "Shut up and Look Cute Diary of a Homeless Soul". It is all about overcoming adversity: homelessness, abandonment, abuse, career change. In the wake of what is happening all around us, we need to hear and read an inspiring story like Yasmine's right now. Host: Ryanne and Jamie Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus
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April 20, 2020 83 min
In this week's episode of the BGNPodcast Jamie, Ryanne and Angelica get together and discuss the nation's current pandemic crisis and how each has dealt with it personally in their own lives.  Music: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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This week's episode of the BGNPodcast, Ryanne brings to you the best of DC comics by highlighting its superheroines Vixen and Bumblebee. She also provides insight on the latest news in comic book film movie release dates and much more! Host: Ryanne Music by: Sammus Edited by: Jamie Broadnax
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In this week's episode Ryanne interviews actor Jamie Hector and entrepreneur Jacquece Jennings. Segment 1: Jamie Hector, known for his iconic role of drug kingpin Marlo Stanfield (voted # 2 greatest villain of all time by Rolling Stone) on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series “THE WIRE,” is making a mark in the upcoming season of Amazon’s most popular and longest-running television series, “BOSCH.” season 6 will debut on Friday, A...
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In this week's episode of the BGNPodcast, we speak with Hollywood creatives in entertainment. Our first segment begins with actor Leslie Odom Jr, best known from his work in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. He is currently promoting his latest film 'Only' available on-demand and released in theaters.  The second segment features filmmaker DeMane Davis who directed the last 2 episodes of the critically acclaimed ...
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March 23, 2020 53 min
 Ryanne and Angelica are back for another episode of the BGN Podcast! While you're at home in self-quarantine, take a listen to our latest episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast. Many of you can relate what it is like to be a Black or a person of color in the workplace. From microaggressions to backstabbing co-workers and more the hosts of the BGN Podcast lay it all out in this week's episode! Hosts: Ryanne and Angelica Ed...
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Angelica and Ryanne are back with The Umbrella Academy Recap Show!  We're back on track a recap of season 1 of episode 3 "Extraordinary".  Hosts: Angelica and Ryanne Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus
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Attention entrepreneurs! In this episode, BGN welcomes Latoya Drake, the founder of the Google News Initiative (GNI). Google wants to help diversify media so more voices are heard and are launching an application to help fund publishers to get their digital news organizations started. The $6M innovation challenge wants to hear your ideas!  Listen to this episode to get direct insight from the founder of GNI, and then go to this lin...
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February 24, 2020 65 min
In this episode, we dive into our favorite movie genre! Romance flicks! Ryanne and Jamie break down a list of some of the best Black romance films of all time. From recent films like 'The Photograph' to classics like 'Love Jones'. Hosts: Ryanne and Jamie Edited by: Jamie Broadnax Music by: Sammus
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February 19, 2020 74 min
In this special episode of the BGN Podcast, we breakdown our immersion experience during Daytona 500 with the team over at NASCAR. And geek out over some Black history facts about Black race car driver Wendell Scott. Hosts: Jamie, Ryanne Music by: Sammus
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