TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94
Actor #JermaineHopkins, who is most known for starring in films such as “Lean On Me,” and “Juice,” was recently arrested for speeding past authorities with several pounds of marijuana in his car.
According to TMZ, last week police in Apex, NC spotted Hopkins driving 70mph in a 55mph zone. Once he was pulled over police found 5.7lbs on marijuana in his trunk and arrested him for felony drug possession with intent to sell.
He was also hit with a speeding ticket and released on—read more at TheShadeRoom.com
TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94
Last year #AzealiaBanks and #RussellCrowe made headlines after they got into a confrontation during a party that was held in Crowe’s hotel suite. At the time Banks was a guest of #RZA at the party, and as we all now know, it didn’t end too well.
According to @thefader, RZA recently confirmed some of the details from that night, which included Crowe spitting at Banks.
During an interview at The Breakfast Club, RZA was asked about the October 2016 incident, in which he confirmed Crowe did, in fact, spat at Banks.
He said, “Look he spit at her. I saw that...he didn’t spit on her. It almost got on me.” _____________________________________
When asked if he checked Crowe about that moment, RZA responded, “Yeah he apologized to me,” making it unclear whether or not Banks received an apology as well.
In a Facebook post that followed the 2016 incident, RZA explained that he saw Banks behave as an “obnoxious erratic individual,” during that night. _____________________________________
Banks took to social media to comment on RZA’s recent comments and said, “Nobody understands how badly I wanted to die the moment rza LIED and told the world I deserved to be—read more at TheShadeRoom.com(: Craig Barritt/ Tim P. Whitby/ @gettyimages)
TSR STAFF: Chantel Kelli! @_popchanny!
_____________________________________ #MelaniaTrump appeared beside her husband yesterday but A LOT of people found it odd that he not only said "my wife Melania, who happens to be right here," but that she just didn't look much like herself.
From the glasses, to the hair, social media has been demanding answers as to whether or not the real Melania was in attendance.
Y'all know #Twitter was here for the conspiracies! Swipe to see some reactions. And of course, we need to know your thoughts below! (SWIPE)
TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex
#Roommates, remember when we told y’all about the Russian trolls who were behind thousands of fake Facebook ads? Well, according to @CNN, the group responsible also paid for personal trainers in New York, Florida, and other parts of the U.S. to run self-defense classes for African Americans. Apparently, they suggested a connection to the Black Lives Matter movement to recruit people to take the classes.
________________________________________________ "Be ready to protect your rights... Let them know that black power matters," the group, named Black Fist, posted on its website. CNN reports they allegedly wanted to “stoke fear and gather contact details of Americans potentially susceptible to their propaganda.”
Their website was connected to a Facebook and Instagram page that have both now been removed. They were reportedly taken down as a part of Facebook's investigation into the Russians meddling in the 2016 election and other possible political events.
Omowale Adewale, a martial arts instructor from Brooklyn, admitted that Black Fist reached out to him in January and he ran dozens of workouts on their — read more at TheShadeRoom.com
TSR STAFF: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne
______________________________ #Roommates, #JasonDerulo may have to reevaluate who he’s associating himself with because word is his home was burglarized and police think it was an inside job!
According to @tmz_tv, while Jason was away, burglars entered his home and stole nearly $600k in jewelry and about $80K in cash. The most suspicious thing about the home invasion is that Jason had someone house sitting at the time of the burglary but they apparently didn’t hear any commotion during the robbery.
Law enforcement confirmed there was no forced entry into the house and the burglars simply walked in and—read more at theshaderoom.com (: @gettyimages)
TSR STAFF: Myeisha E. @myeisha.essex _________________________________________________
#TSRPositiveImages: A Mississippi elementary school named after the president of the Confederacy is changing its name in honor of our first Black president! According to reports, Davis Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary, which is named after Jefferson Davis, will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet International Baccalaureate Elementary for the 2018-19 school year.
“Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” PTA President Janelle Jefferson told the board. She went on to say she wants the school’s new name “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.” _______________________________________________
Janelle Jefferson told NBC News that the idea actually started from a student's question. "They know who [Davis] was and what he stood -- read more at TheShadeRoom.com Yana Paskova @gettyimages