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Hip Hop Fans Cause Some 3rd Degree Burns for Miley Cyrus On Twitter

by TRN Staff Writer, Hip Hop Fans Take Down Singer Miley Cyrus rose to fame on the wave of hip hop influence with everything from the music to the style to even her backup dancers.   In Billboard ‘s newest cover story “Miley Unplugged” Cyrus commented that she’s evolved and has moved on from hip […]

Teacher Fired After Dragging a Pre-Schooler: Is Racism Entrenched in Our Public Schools?

by G. Brown First, know this story ends with the teacher being fired. But that still doesn’t really quell the anger that the teacher thought it okay to drag a preschooler down a school hallway. First thought is what could this child possibly have done…did she whip out a loaded gun and threaten to shoot […]

White Washing Black Artists to Make Them Appeal to White Audiences

by G. Brown In the five years since her voice faded from the music world, the work, life and death of superstar Whitney Houston are just as intriguing to fans as when she was alive.  Though much has been said and written about Houston, one thing is undeniable–her talent was colossal.  The voice that shattered […]

The Rock’s “Baywatch” &Things Look Dark for Idris Elba in “Dark Tower”: TRN’s First Reel Look

by TRN Staff Writers, Can Idris Elba Survive “The Dark Tower”?  Elba’s latest movie takes us into the supernatural where he is thrown into an epic battle of good vs. evil.  Elba stars opposite Matthew McConaughey in the film adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Elba takes on the heroic role of Roland Deschain who […]

Met Gala 2017 Moments to Remember

by TRN Staff Writer, Met Gala The Best of the Worst Outfits Spring is in the air and that means one thing in Hollywood-OUTRAGEOUSNESS! The annual Met Gala fundraiser invited A-List entertainers to don their best or worst “Avant-Garde” gear and come raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art by participating in the Costume ball. […]

Texas Police Kill Unarmed 15 Year Old: Are We Too Distracted by Trump News Instead of Real News?

by G. Brown There are many ways to describe the life of  15 year old Jordan Edwards…he was a freshman at Mesquite High School in Texas; He was a straight “A” student; He was popular-just about everybody liked him it seems.  But the most important thing to know about Jordan Edwards is that he won’t […]

“Furious” Cruising Past $1Billion Box Office & Never Too Late-“Baby Boy” Sequel: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writer, The “Fate of the Furious” Is to Break a Billion at Box Office Since opening in theaters three weeks ago, the latest “Fast an Furious” installment has been racing past just about anything that dared cross its path.  The “Fate of the Furious” cruised past a particular mile marker this weekend into […]

Breaking News-FOX Now Facing Race Discrimination Lawsuit

by TRN Staff Writer When it rains lawsuits…it pours.  And FOX News is going to need a bigger umbrella. First the allegations and alleged subsequent settlements after years of female employees claiming sexual harassment by former News Chief Roger Ailes and former “O’Reilly Factor” anchor Bill O’Reilly. Now, a new class action lawsuit has been […]

Shea Moisture Was Right- You Done “F-ed Up” Shea Moisture! Real Bad

by G. Brown Hair care is serious business…especially for women of color! Black hair care generates an estimated 500 billion dollars a year.  Sistas trying to keep it natural know which products they can rely on like that faithful old stand-by shea butter.  So when you name your company Shea Moisture—you pretty much know that […]

Serena Takes on Racist Remarks & Beyonce Gives Back: Celebrity Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writer, GAME…SET…MATCH-Serena Backhands Racist Pregnancy Comments  On the tennis court, Serena uses a racket and a serious forehand to rally a match.  Off the court, she’s got a pretty mean backhand when you come for her with racist nonsense.  This is the lesson Romania’s Fed Cup captain former U.S.  and French Open […]

Oh Jesse-WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Fans Speak Out on Jesse Williams’ Divorce

by G. Brown Jesse Williams movie star good looks, deeply stirring words and emphatic voice for all things Black have made the “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams the darling of social media.  But ‘live by social media-die by social media’ if fans get a whiff of you not living up to what you preach. Williams […]

Her Cells Led to Medical Miracles, But Why Couldn’t They Save Henrietta Lacks?

by TRN Staff Writer, How would you feel if some small part of you were used to unlock mysteries in the universe… save countless lives and no one bothered to acknowledge your contribution or even take the time to even say thank you?  That in a nutshell, is the story of the life and death […]

Farewell to “The Main Ingredient” of Classic Soul : Music Monday & Cuba Gooding Sr.

by TRN Staff Writers, If you listened to soul music in the 70’s, then the name ‘Cuba Gooding’ didn’t stir images of “Jerry Maguire” or “The People v O.J. Simpson”; Instead the name Cuba Gooding made fans sway and swoon to the rhythms of  hard core soul music. Cuba Gooding Sr.’s raspy, soulful voice helped […]

Twitter Fired Up over FOX Anchor Firing, But Is The Celebration too Soon?

by G. Brown It was without a doubt the firing that shot around the world.  FOX News finally took a stand against its top rated host Bill O’Reilly and booted him from the network after years and years of sexual harassment charges leveled against the anchor. “The O’Reilly Factor” host  came under fire recently as […]

Serena’s New Ace & Will Smith Granting Wishes: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writer, Serena Williams First Comes Love…Engagement…and Now Baby Carriage  For several hours, Serena Williams was the top trending conversation on social media and it wasn’t because of a chop shot or a backhand swing.  The No. 1 singles Women’s tennis champ seven times in a row has landed another ace–this time  motherhood. […]

Chappelle Nails Netflix’s Most Watched Comedy Special Ever!

by TRN Staff Writers, Netflix has slowly been carving its own niche building the streaming service into more than just a rewind of movies and and other networks’ programming.  The streaming service has been doing what the Atlantic once referred to as “reverse engineering Hollywood” and in the process changing how you look at TV […]

Prince’s Opiods Use, Janet’s BFF Dismisses Gold Digger Rumors: Celebrity Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writer, “Controversy” Surround Unsealed Records on Death of Prince   Just  four days before the year anniversary marking the death of iconic performer Prince, reports emerged from newly unsealed court records that the “Purple Rain” singer’s home was full of painkiller pills, some in bottles that were labeled as aspirins but contained […]

Why People are Calling ‘Facebook Killer Stevie Stephens’ Fake News

by G. Brown **UPDATE**:  11:55am ET  04/18/2017  Manhunt for Steve Stephens ends after officials say the suspect shot and killed himself.   The 37 year Stephens reportedly shot and killed himself following what’s described as a brief police chase in Erie County, Pennsylvania where State troopers spotted the suspect.  The troopers attempted a traffic stop but […]