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Janet Strolling With Son & LeBron’s New School: Black Hollywood Wrap

by TRN Staff Writers, LeBron’s Schooling a New Generation From the time he could walk and dribble a ball, LeBron’s been schooling his competition on the courts. His entire 14 year NBA career split between the Cleveland Cavs and Miami Heat has been one victory after another.  Now the 3 x NBA champion is taking […]

Fans Mourn the Loss of Comedian Charlie Murphy

by G. Brown    He was best known as the big brother of superstar Eddie Murphy.  But Charlie Murphy didn’t just follow in his famous brother’s footsteps nor linger in his shadow, he carved out his own path. The comedian who made so many laugh is the reason so many are shedding a tear this […]

Hughley On Syrian Attack & Rapper Claims Police Stole $1 Million Worth of Jewelry: Celebrity Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writer DL Hughley on U.S. Syrian Strike “Trump…attacking “poor Brown people“. While conservatives on the right and the MSM cheered President Trump’s U.S. missile strike on Syria last week as a show of strength, Hughley might sum it up as typical political bullying of people of color.  Hughley said, “…I think nothing’s […]

“12 Years a Slave” Writer Accused of”Erasing” Black Women From His New Showtime Series

by TRN Staff Writer, Director John Ridley’s decision to in effect “erase” a key female Black actress from a movie about the Black revolution of 60s and 70s may prove to not be one of his best decisions.   Essence.com  says the director is getting a lot of push back from viewers  who took part […]

How Did This Happen on A U.S. Flight? Could It Happen to You

by G. Brown The viral video has left people numb wondering could they be dragged, punched and bloodied from a flight that they paid to be on?  The short answer is yes.  As we saw, it happened to a doctor on that United Airlines flight who was physically removed from his seat by police because […]

Who’s in “Control” in Marriage: What We Can Learn From Janet Jackson’s Marital Woes

by TRN Staff Writer, Twitter…IG…YouTube—It’s the story trending everywhere: “Janet Jackson and Billionaire Husband Split!” From the time the story broke over the weekend, news sites were trying to get a handle on one burning question…’what went wrong in the seemingly fairy tale union of an American superstar to the Qatari billionaire?’ The 50 year […]

A Black and White Look at Sexual Harassment Against Woman

by G. Brown   This is a story about two men named Bill.  Both are rich, high-profile celebrities. Both are accused of crimes against women.  One Bill is Black, the other White.    The Black man named Bill is virtually destroyed and put on trial after as many as 60 women allege that he used […]

Well, That Was Fast!: Pepsi Pulls New Commercial One Day After Complaints Pour In

by G. Brown Pepsi’s new ad about unity, peace and understanding caused so much division, calamity and misunderstanding that the cola colossus decided to just nix the ad. TRN told you on Wednesday in our article What’s Wrong With Pepsi’s New Commercial–EVERYTHING! about how the ad campaign fizzled out against a backdrop of tons of complaints. […]

“Forced Threesomes”: Scary Spice’s Scary Story of Love Gone Wrong

by TRN Staff,    If a song title could sum up Mel B.’s marriage, it would no doubt be “Goodbye”. Hollywood has played host to some of the nastiest break-ups in history and none seem nastier than former Scary Spice’s. Mel B. has filed a restraining against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte and is now […]

What’s Wrong With Pepsi’s New Commercial–EVERYTHING!

by G. Brown Pepsi is getting a lot of push back following its newest ad that attempted to portray the soda as being at the center of bringing the world together during a time when it is at its most chaotic. The new spot features Kendall Jenner surrounded by more than 2 minutes of various […]

“Humble” Tackles Misogyny In Hip-Hop: Music Monday & Kendrick Lamar

by TRN Staff, When Kendrick Lamar dropped “The Heart Part 4” last week, fans rejoiced by flocking to download and get a glimpse at his first video “Humble”.  The video was directed by Dave Meyers and the Little Homies and features Lamar draped in Pope-like garb as he attends what looks like a version of […]

“B**ches & THOTS… Out the Woodwork”: Lamar Odom Tells All in New Interview

by TRN Staff Writer, Former NBA player Lamar Odom has had more than few tough years since leaving the fame of the league behind.    In 2009 thru 2011, he lived was living a fairy tale life of an athletic superhero—back to back championships capped with being named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year […]

Aunt Viv You Can’t Call People A “Media H**”! Celebrity Wrap Up

by G. Brown It’s the reunion “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” fandom has been waiting two decades to see.   When the cast gathered for a photo-shoot stroll down memory lane the actress who wasn’t invited to the party went off 90’s “West Philadelphia born and raised” style! Earlier this week, Will Smith(as himself), Alfonso […]

He Stood In Protest-Now Colin Kaepernick Stands Alone

by G. Brown, What’s the cost of standing up for what you believe in?  Colin Kaepernick knows.  Even though he was twice named Western Athletic Offensive Player of the Year during his days at the University of Nevada, MVP of 2008 Humanitarian Bowl and a quarterback with the 49ers since 2011, Kaepernick didn’t become a […]

Maxine Waters to FOX News-“I’m A Black Woman-Can’t Be Intimidated”

by G. Brown FOX News anchor/commentator Bill O’Reilly hit a new low this week even for him by going after Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ wig. On Monday, during a segment of “Fox & Friends”, O’Reilly made what many are calling racist and sexist jokes about Waters. While airing a clip of Waters speaking against President […]

Rachel Dolezal-“I’m Trans-Black & Bisexual” & Now an Author

by G. Brown It’s healthy to switch things up every now and then. For instance, experts encourage switching your your watch  to the opposite wrist as an exercise to stimulate your brain.  Switching up your home-to-work route could keep you safe if someone is stalking you and too familiar with your routine. Small changes are […]

About Those Missing Black Girls in D.C.: Separating Fact from “Fake News”

by G. Brown All weekend long, there was no escaping headlines of outrage about 10…14…20 missing girls in and around Washington D.C. and nobody was doing anything about it.  One headline screamed, “The FBI Can Find Tom Brady’s Jersey, So Why Can’t They Find the #MissingDCGirls? It was a story that seemingly came out of […]

Power to the People-Angela Davis Biopic Underway:Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers, “Sweet Black Angel”-The Story Behind Angela Davis In the 60’s and 70s, Angela Davis was feared by many and revered by even more.  Davis emerged from her deep Southern roots in Alabama to become one of the most prominent activists in history. As the leader of groups like the Black Panther […]