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
Written By Guest Contributor, Erica Ayala On Tuesday, March 3 the New York Islanders invited the Black Girl Hockey Club to partake in their first Women in Sports panel and networking event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than hearing from BGHC supporters and panelists Jessica Berman and Kim … Continue reading Intersectional Inclusion in The National Hockey League
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
Black Girl Hockey Club is planning big things for the 2019-20 hockey season. Keep an eye on our social media for more information and plan to join BGHC for a very special hockey holiday. If you have a suggestion or would like to plan a meetup in your favorite city, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get this party started! Click on the … Continue reading 2019-2020 BGHC Meetup Schedule
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
Now I know some folks do not appreciate the humor (or involvement, knowledge, voices, participation, et al.) of women hockey fans, but we don't really care what they think. Jillian Fisher invited Renee Hess, BGHC Founder, to participate in one of her funny parody videos and it was A BLAST! Check out Renee repping her … Continue reading Jillian Fisher’s Hillarious Free Agency Video
The path to get to where you want to be isn’t always easy, Minnesota Wild winger J.T. Brown can tell you. When he heard taunts and racist slurs slung his way as a child, his team and coach stood behind him. When he raised his fist during the U.S. national anthem to protest injustice, the … Continue reading Our Stars of the Game: J.T. Brown