• a portmanteau of the words "Black" and "Nerd." First use in popular culture attributed to Dr. Turk on the TV show Scrubs.
• a black nerd.
Join us for everything from book club to comic swaps, game nights to museum visits, even online watch-a-longs! Harry Potter-themed brunches! Taco binges and Marvel movies! Blaxploitation film riff track parties! Beer and board games! Concerts! Movie premieres! Escape rooms! If it's nerdy, we're in!
There are about a million ways to be black and nerdy. This group aims to celebrate them! Whether you've memorized every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, are a chess champion, love cosplay, or indulge in some other form of nerddom, we want to hear what you're passionate about and geek out with you.
We also understand the complexity of identity, and that while there are shared experiences in being black or being a nerd, there are also those that are unique to being a blerd. If you're searching for that sense of communal understanding for the intersection of your blackness and your nerdiness, you've found the right place.