black girl nerds


For the black girls who are geeks. Who secretly want to live in fairyland and who love all things fantasy and magic. Who sometimes get the side eye for not dressing like the mainstream from black and white people alike. For the black girls that like anime, rock music, video games, sci-fi, and anything else that society expects a black girl to be uninterested in. Happy Blackout 👸🏾❤️

In honor of Black History Month, here’s a list of a few amazing black people I admire.

Meagan Good, actress. IG: meagangood

Meagan has been acting since she was a little girl and is such a talented and amazing women. She’s so humble and you can tell that she loves what she does. And all around beautiful woman.


Riele Downs, actress. IG:  rieledowns

Riele is best known for role as Charlotte on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. She is so funny and has great style. She’s also a fashion designer.


Trevor Jackson, actor, singer, and dancer. IG: trevorjackson5

I discovered Trevor back when I was in middle school when he was in the Disney Channel movie Let It Shine. His voice is so unique to me and while I’m not too much of a big fan of r&b music like I used to be, his mixtape is always be on repeat for me.


Aushailene Ragin, actress and singer. IG: aushailene

Aushailene was the lead actress in the short film Token, by Tara Olayeye. Her performance was amazing. I looked her up on instagram, and I saw that she also sings! She’s so cute and talent, so be on the lookout for her in the future.


Tracy Boles, singer. IG: t.james_1

I went to high school with Tracy and we were in drama club together. He’s always sing in the school talents show and if was needed in a play we were putting on. He’s also a talented actor, but he wants to focus on music and school for now.


Cameron Boyce, actor, dancer, model. IG: thecameronboyce

I’ve been his biggest fan since I was in middle school when he played on of the adopted sons on Disney Channel’s Jessie. He’s such a great person and I can’t wait to see his up coming projects outside of Disney.


Kyanna Simone Simpson, actress. IG: keesimone

Kyanna, also known as Keke, is currently on The CW’s Black Lightning. Oprah has stated that she would love for her to portray her in a biopic about her life. Also, I meet Keke when I was little and again recently, and she’s such a great person.


Anajah Hamilton, singer and model. IG: icecreameaterrr Tumblr @icecream-eaterrr

Anajah was one of the first people I discovered on this site when I created my blog back in 2015. I love her personality and her style. I’m so excited for her upcoming music.


Kyla Pratt, actress. IG: kylapratt

Kyla also started acting when she was young. She’s hilarious. She was the lead on one of my all time favorite shows, The Proud Family. And I loved her so much in the Dr. Dolittle movies.


China, Lauryn, and Sierra McClain. IG:  chinamcclain,  laurynmcclain,  mynameissisi Tumblr: @fromamelaninwoman

I love these girls, and they are so talented and amazing. They will be taking over hollywood in the future, I predict it. 


Chandler Kinney, actress, model,  and dancer. IG:  chandlerlkinney

I found out about Chandler because she was in an episode of Girl Meets World. She also on the amazing Amazon Prime show, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street. She’s currently on the Lethal Weapon tv show.


Nafessa Williams, actress. IG: nafessawilliams

Nafessa has been in the acting game for a while and has gotten her breakout role as Anissa Pierce on The CW’s Black Lightning. Her acting skills are top notch. I want her to have as many roles as possible. 


Black Girl Nerds, bloggers. IG:  blackgirlnerds Tumblr @blackgirlnerds

Black Girl Nerds helped me feel comfortable with my nerdy and fangirl ways. They are always making interesting posts and are such nice women.

As you can see, black history never stops. We make it everyday. 


We kicked off our weekly podcast adventure on The Librarian Is In with the founders of Black Girls Create! We talk about what it’s like to be a black girl nerd, defaulting to whiteness in books and pop culture, nerds vs. geeks vs. dweebs, feminism and visibility and representation – and, of course, sooooo much Harry Potter. Listen now.

Hollywood Interview | Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier and Darren Criss

BGN sat down with the cast of the Netflix series Hollywood, due for launch on May 1st. Included in the interviews are exclusive never-before-seen clips from the series.

Featured in this interview are actors: Samara Weaving (“Claire Wood”), Laura Harrier (“Camille Washington”) and Darren Criss (“Raymond Ainsley”)

A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day.

Interviewer: Jeandra Lebeauf

Video Editor: Kassandra Igbokwe