Working Woman Wednesday: Taraji P. Henson To Produce & Star in Upcoming Film About Emmett Till’s Life

Actress Taraji P. Henson has recently confirmed that she will be starring and producing an upcoming film about Emmett Till’s life and murder.

Henson tells Global Grind,

We don’t have a start date yet but I am producing ‘The Emmett Till Story’ and I’m starring as Mamie Till. She goes on to say how passionate she’s been about the project since the murder of Trayvon Martin.

For those of you that don’t know, Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy, who was gruesomely murdered for whistling at a white woman and for that very reason he was drug out of his home, beaten and shot to death. His suspected killers were acquitted by an all-white jury in just over an hour.

John Singleton will be directing the film so you know for sure there will be no epic fails there!

Well we are all for it and excited to see what Taraji has to bring to the big screen. You Gooooo Girl!

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Rihanna’s 21 Year Old Cousin Shot & Killed

What’s In Your Cup Media & Network has some very sad news to share with our readers.

R&B singer, Rihanna lost her 21-year-old cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne Tuesday to gun violence.

The mega singer posted photos on Instagram with her and her cousin Tavon calling for an end to all gun violence.

According to reports, Alleyne was walking through a track in the St.Michaels area of Barbados around 7 p.m. on Boxing Day when he was approached by a man and shot several times.

21-year-old Alleyne was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died due to his injuries.

The suspect, who fled the scene has yet to be identified.

Police are still investigating what led to the shooting.

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