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The Best Thing About The Oscars Debacle–TWITTER!!!

by TRN Staff Writers, What’s worse than making the biggest goof in the entire 89 year history of the Academy Awards?  Having millions upon millions witness it and collectively burn you on social media. When ‘envelope gate’ finally registered with viewers, some were angry wanting heads to roll…others just decided ‘hey, life happens so why […]

That Moment When You Realize “Uh-Oh”: TRN’s Top 3 Memorable Moments of Oscars 2017

by G. Brown Somewhere in the distant future, a Hollywood movie writer will make a movie about all the drama behind the 2017 Oscars and that moment of its biggest screw up. The 89th Oscar Awards was definitely unforgettable thanks to that regrettable moment when the Best Picture wasn’t actually the Best Picture . But […]

Karrueche Says Chris Brown Threatened to Kill Her & Jamie Foxx Target of Racism: Celebrity Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers,   Breezy Under Court Order to Stay Away  TMZ is reporting that Chris Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran claims the singer beat her up and threatened to kill her. Tran told that story in a sworn statement to a judge earlier this month as she was seeking a restraining order against Brown. […]

#Kasi Mlunga: South African Woman Says She’s A”Black Person Trapped in White Skin”

by G. Brown Sometimes you feel like a nut…sometimes you don’t –feel like a White woman.  A South African woman says she’s White, but she feels like a Black person trapped in a White woman’s body.  Anita Ronge, also known as DJ DuchAz decided to take her heavy burden public (on Twitter) this year and […]

Glover Joins Legendary James Earl Jones for”The Lion King” Reboot: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers Donald Glover Just Can’t Wait to Be King  Donald Glover’s resume is getting better and longer.  The “Atlanta” star just inked the deal to make him “Simba” in Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of “The Lion King”.  Disney first announced the idea back in September spurred on by the box-office success of […]

Spike Lee’s Anti-Trump Nikes: Is This a Protest or a Shopping Spree?

by G. Brown Director Spike Lee’s new Nike line is walking the walk and talking the talk. Lee has collaborated with the athletic wear giant to create a new anti-Trump sneaker.  The high top  black shoe has “RESIST” emblazoned on one side and on the other side, the words “REPEL AGENT ORANGE”.  You may remember […]

BET’s “The Quad” Gets an Epic Fail from One HBCU

by G. Brown This week’s episode of BET’s new show “The Quad” is titled “Things Fall Apart”…and that may be as much a prophecy as it is a title. The network chose Black History Month to unveil its new drama set against the backdrop of the Black experience at an HBCU.  So far, the show […]

Journee Smollett-Bell Says Her Light Skin is a Hollywood Advantage

by TRN Staff Writers, Her name isn’t as famous as Viola Davis or Kerry Washington, but Journee Smollett-Bell has something those two actresses don’t–lighter skin complexion. And the actress sees it as both a blessing and a despicable truth about colorism in Hollywood.  In the March issue of EBONY magazine, the “Underground” actress talks boldly […]

Notorious B.I.G Docu Drama & Kerry Washington “City of Saints & Thieves”: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers,  “Notorious B.I.G. –One More Chance”  Almost 20 years since his murder, the rapper Biggie Smalls music seems just as relevant and his life and death still a mystery.  Word this week from the Berlin International Film Festival that the Documentary, “Notorious B.I.G.: One More Chance” has finally got the greenlight.  There’s […]

Are the Grammys, Oscars and Awards Shows Racially Biased?

by G. Brown It’s been four days and still the upset at the Grammys ripples through the music industry and fandom. At the heart of the issue, how English singer Adele beat out America’s own Beyoncé in several key categories including Album of the Year. The reasons are as varied as the people tackling the […]

Black on Black Brutality Brings Swift Justice

by TRN Writers, What some are calling a “brutal assault” by a Mississippi Police officer was caught on camera and has gone viral. Last week, Police officer Justin Roberts was recorded beating a suspect who was already in handcuffs.  In the background you can hear people screaming for the officer to stop.  The fist-beating continued […]

Legendary Musician Stirs Up Beyhive Saying “Adele Can Sing, Sing”- Beyonce Uses Props

by G. Brown The 59th Grammy Awards show is history, but people are still buzzing about highlights like A Tribe Called Quest’s performance, the Prince tribute by Bruno Mars and The Time and that  Ceelo Green ‘WTF’ gold outfit which spawned too many funny memes to count. But the biggest buzz surrounds Beyoncé. While many […]

Queen of Soul Ready to Retire & Nick Cannon Tells NBC “I Won’t Be Silenced”: Celebrity Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers, America’s Got Talent but No Show Host   Rapper/actor/and host Nick Cannon tells NBC ‘I Quit’ after a run in with the network over what he can and can’t say. Cannon says he was threatened with termination after  making an unscripted comment on an “America’s Got Talent” special.  Cannon accuses NBC […]

Student Kicked Out of School for Questioning This Black History Month Display

by G. Brown Black History Month…it’s explained in the title.  A month to learn about the contributions that Blacks have made to civilization from inventions to the arts and everything in between. So why did a Neighborhood Learning Center outside of Atlanta feature this display and rename the observance, American History Month. The display featured […]

Loss of A Jazz Legend: Music Monday & Al Jarreau

by TRN Writers, While the music world was assembling to celebrate the 59th annual Grammys Sunday February, 12, one of the voices that contributed so much to the industry was fading from this world. Seven time Grammy Award winner and singer Al Jarreau died early Sunday morning at the age of 76. Officials who worked […]

Do You Know This Black History Legend?: Well Can You Teach Education Secretary How To Spell His Name

by G. Brown Twitter was lit this weekend and it wasn’t just because of the Grammys, but give some credit to the Trump White House for once again proving why Black History is still a thing…and much needed. The newly appointed Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decided to send out a fitting quote acknowledging Black History […]

Beyoncé, Chance & The Trump Resistance: Top #3 Greatest Grammy Moments

By G. Brown The 59th Grammy Awards brought some memorable moments for 2017.  Tributes to fallen stars like Prince …new award recipients like Chance the Rapper (finally) and mother to be Beyoncé showing once again why she’s earned that title of Queen B. The American awards show was full of British invasions with late night show […]

Get Ready for a “Girls Trip” & Winfrey & Daniels Re-Team for a Remake: Black Hollywood Wrap Up

by TRN Staff Writers, Kerry Washington  is “The Perfect Mother”  The “Scandal” actress will be putting the White House on hold while she stars in a new thriller. “The Perfect Mother” is set in NYC and centers around a group of Moms living inside their perfect little bubbles until one of their children is abducted […]