gary owen - the real

*Today, Wednesday, February 15, “The Real” welcomes guest co-host comedian Gary Owen. The hosts discuss Gary’s BBQ tweet about Adele after the Grammy’s, the announcement of the first black Bachelorette, and whether women are “better” at cheating than men.

gary owen & the real ladies

The hosts also welcome Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin and authors of “Rest in Power,” who discuss their late son and the positive changes they have struggled to make to celebrate his life.

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin - the real

In addition, Peter Parros of the hit show “The Have and Have Nots” looks back on the racial discrimination his mother had to overcome.

Peter Parros

Gary Owen Explains His Adele BBQ Tweet

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Celebrate His Life & Fight For Justice

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Celebrate His Life & Fight For Justice

Tracy Martin: The takeaway from the book would be that Trayvon was this fun, loving, energetic, exuberant, independent, definitely a handsome young man who we really cherished and that we loved. And we didn’t get a chance to really detail or characterize him in the trial and so the book is our way of showing America who exactly our son was.

Adrienne Houghton: That’s beautiful, wow.

[The Real audience claps.]

Adrienne: Trayvon’s name now stands for so much more than just… a act of violence. His name, you know, actually helped launch the Black Lives Matter movement. At what point did you realize or understand the significance of his death?

Sybrina Fulton: I think his death was so important to us from the start. I mean, as parents, it was just hurtful that our seventeen year old was shot and killed in that manner. And that we were not able to get answers. Um and so, I just think that it’s important for people to know that we are just average parents. You know, and we were fighting for justice for our son, but we knew it was much bigger than Trayvon when so many people continued to support, when so many people continued to pray for us, when so many people continued to stand for us and we knew it was much bigger than Trayvon.

Watch this show — February 15 on The Real — check local listings.

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THE REAL is a daily, one-hour Emmy® and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by bold, diverse and outspoken hosts – Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley — these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Emmy® nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in its second season, THE REAL is unlike other talk shows, since each of the hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invites the viewers into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have turned the traditional talk show on its head. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) is Executive Producer.