The mission of Black Girl Hockey Club (BGHC) is to always inspire and sustain a passion for the game of hockey within the Black community, specifically for our mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends. Achieving this requires a commitment to educating and engaging everyone within the hockey community, at all levels, to have honest discussions on … Continue reading BGHC Launches Digital Event Programming Series
This post was written by guest contributor, Angela P. Shenk Angela is an artist, attorney and devoted Penguins fan living Connecticut. One of her favorite and most inspiring hockey experiences is sharing her love of hockey with the Miller Elementary students at the 2019 BGHC meetup in P’burgh. Angela spreads the ‘gospel’ of BGHC wherever … Continue reading We Are Sport-Diversity and Leadership Panel Discussion
Heléne wrote this 5 years ago regarding Michael Brown, Colin Kaepernick and others. The Math of a Flag Under the flag you salute today, I was once a fraction. And the nation is still divided On whether 50 Stars and 13 Stripes Represents all 330 million people. Placement is key in the equation Hand on … Continue reading The Math of a Flag (Poem) by Heléne Douglas
This post was written by guest contributor, Angela P. Shenk Angela is an artist, attorney and devoted Penguins fan living Connecticut. One of her favorite and most inspiring hockey experiences is sharing her love of hockey with the Miller Elementary students at the 2019 BGHC meetup in P’burgh. Angela spreads the ‘gospel’ of BGHC wherever … Continue reading Virtual Cooking with Chef Jojo Thomas
Dear BGHC family, As we all adjust to life under social distancing and self-quarantine due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the world, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support of Black Girl Hockey Club this season. During the 2019-2020 NHL season, BGHC held 10 meetups, visited 9 arenas, made hundreds of new friends and … Continue reading BGHC in the Time of Social Distancing
My Problem with the Penguins I have had a connection to the Pittsburgh Penguins for my entire time as a hockey fan, so when I started looking at arenas to visit with Black Girl Hockey Club in the 2019-2020 season, Pittsburgh and PPG Paints Arena was on the top of my list, but I … Continue reading It’s a Good Day for Black Hockey History in Pittsburgh!
In a tweet from Akim Aliu, it was revealed the Bill Peters, current head coach of the Calgary Flames, used the n-word several times in reaction to the music the then-rookie was playing. And people are surprised. My reaction was a bit different. I wasn’t surprised - if anything I was surprised a story like … Continue reading When Will Hockey Be For Everyone?
Damon Kwame Mason wanted to start a conversation. No one was talking about hockey players who looked like him and that just wouldn’t do. Mason wrote, directed and produced the documentary “Soul on Ice: Past Present and Future.” The film, released in 2015, traces back to the roots of black athletes playing hockey, features interviews … Continue reading Starting a Conversation: Kwame Mason on Hockey, Race and Representation
See Willie with BGHC The first Black Girl Hockey Club meetup of the 2019-2020 NHL season is coming up in Washington D.C. October 18 at Capital One Arena, which just happens to be the same weekend the Willie (2019) documentary is set to screen right up the road at the Middleburg Film Festival. The film, a … Continue reading Screen the Willie O’Ree Documentary at Middleburg Film Festival With BGHC October 19
In June, Black Girl Hockey Club celebrated LGBTQ Pride all month long. BGHC started off the month helping to put together a street hockey activation with the New York Rangers and a basketball activation with the New York Knicks for the Hetrick-Martin Institute Youth Pride Festival in New York City on June 1st. Our street … Continue reading The Future of LGBTQ Intersectionality