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The Story Behind Bad Boy Records & Black Fraternity Hazing: Black Hollywood Wrap Up



by TRN Writers

  “The Saga Continues “for Diddy with New Documentary Sean “P Diddy” Combs has a new documentary that he will be debuting at next month’s 16th Annual Tribeca Film  Festival. The doc titled “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story” is the look behind the fame at how Bad Boy Entertainment climbed to the top of the music industry. Diddy promises the doc will bring the the full, raw story of the label including the life of rapper Biggie Smalls.  Combs founded the Bad Boy label in 1993 and launched his debut rap album “No Way Out” which reached platinum status.   Along with his own successful rap career, Diddy would go on to ink deals with Faith Evans and Father MC while his Hitmen production team cranked out hits with Mary J. Blige, Usher, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. The Combs documentary will be among 98 feature length titles showcased at Tribeca including 12 documentaries, 10 US narratives, 15 fiction films and 16 non-fiction.

“Burning Sands” Spills the Secrets of Black Fraternity & Sorority Hazing  The film that premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival is described by as an “emotionally honest and raw look into the world of 21st century fraternity pledging.” The film centers around Zurich who after witnessing the violence of underground hazing is torn about whether to remain silent or speak up for what is right. Trevor Jackson stars as Zurich and is joined in the cast by Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris and Trevante Rhodes. “Burning Sands” premieres on Netflix March 10th.




Inked The Deal-Hill Harper, Richard T. Jones   Tis the season to find new TV pilots for the 2017-18 TV season and sign on new blood for some already established shows.  Hill Harper will be back on the small screen appearing as a regular in ABC’s “The Good Doctor”.  Hill will join the cast in the role of Dr. Horace Andrews who heads the surgery division at San Jose’s St. Bonaventure Hospital where one of the most talented surgeons on staff is a doctor with autism.


Richard T. Jones has landed a lead role in the pilot for the CBS drama “Wisdom of the Crowd”. The story centers around a tech innovator (Jeremy Pivens) who hunts down his daughter’s murderer by creating a cutting-edge crowd sourcing site.  Jones as Detective Cavanaugh is recruited by Pivens’ character help solve this murder and other cases.

For this week’s look at Black Hollywood, that’s a wrap.



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