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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Breaking News: Arrest Made in Ft.Worth Drag Performers Murder

26-year-old Fayaka Dunbar was arrested and charged with murder.

Justice has been served and an arrest was made in the Fort Worth murder of popular drag queen.

According to reports, authorities were called to a residence on Rogers Ave on Friday, Dec 8. with reports about a shooting.

Officers arrived at the scene and found two people with gunshot wounds.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, where injuries were treated.

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According to local news sites, Dunbar was arrested the following Tuesday night and is being charged with capital murder.

The murder victim was identified as 35-year-old Jason Bradley, a well-known drag performer in Fort Worth, who goes by the name ofBianca Gisele Davenport Starr. Bianca performed regularly at theRainbow Lounge.

Bianca is being remembered as an amazing person and more than a drag performer.

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Man Kills Girlfriend’s 16-year-old Niece After She Threatens To Expose Their Sexual Relationship

A Connecticut man is being accused of killing his secretive teenage lover, who was also apparently his girlfriend’s niece. 27-year-old Dominique Pittman allegedly killed his underage lover 16-year-old Evalyce Santiago, after she threatened to reveal their sexual relationship. According to reports, her body was found after a car crash.

 

Via NYDN:

Pittman initially told police that he was driving Santiago to pick up her boyfriend, when an argument ensued. He said he heard gunshots ring out, saw Santiago slumped over, and watched the boyfriend run away from the vehicle. However, investigators detected inconsistencies in his story. He later admitted to being alone with Santiago, according to the arrest warrant application, NBC Connecticut reported. Pittman then told police that Santiago began cutting store scan cards from his key chain with a knife. She grabbed a gun from the car’s console, Pittman told police, according to the report. As they were fighting over the gun, it went off, and Pittman, who was driving, crashed the car, Pittman said. When officers suggested that Santiago might be pregnant, he admitted to having a sexual relationship with her up until November, police paperwork showed, according to the report.

Santiago’s family was unaware of the relationship between her and Pittman. Evalyce’s aunt and Pittman have several children together.

I’m sure this is hard on the family, well you can only imagine.

 

Her maternal grandfather Francisco Rivera, is also her adoptive father. “Nobody knows nothing until something happens. That’s when we all realize the tragedy. It was under our noses and we didn’t see it,” Rivera told NBC Connecticut. “We go on with life. He looks at four walls and figures out what he did wrong.”

 

WIYC sends our condolences out to her family in their time of need. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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