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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by TRN Staff Writers, We’re getting used to seeing the new president trolled on social media (really, maybe it’s time to give up twitter Mr. President) by everyone from singer John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen to actor Seth Rogan.  If celebs are not trolling the Trump administration on Twitter, they’re speaking up no matter […]
by TRN Staff Writers, Everybody loves hip hop, right? WRONG! Apparently not when it comes to gymnastics. 21-year old Aja Sims’ decided to spice things up a bit by deviating from the basic and very traditional (yawn) plié and tendu.  In most competitions, gymnasts only have about 90 seconds to cram all the tumbling and […]