In this episode, BHN news anchor, Ken McCoy, discusses Patti LaBelle being rushed off stage, new film reveals post-traumatic stress of Black veterans, Judeah Reynolds authoring new children's book based on the traumatic experience she went through witnessing the George Floyd murder and a feature story about new movie, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, a 2022 biographical musical drama.
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Source: Patti LaBelle rushed off stage after Milwaukee bomb threat (Black Wall Street Times)
A bomb threat at Riverside Theatre forced the evacuation of Patti LaBelle at a theater concert in Milwaukee late Saturday, organizers said.
The singer, 78, was ushered away mid-performance during her gig at the theater, when three men in all black had her drop a bouquet of flowers to quickly exit the venue, with her band following after. “Hold up,” LaBelle could be heard saying in a clip shared online, before being escorted backstage. According to NBC News, an announcement could be heard notifying the concertgoers that police would sweep the theater before they could leave.
Jacinto Taras Riddick’s film “A Brother’s Whisper” will be the closing night film at this year’s New York African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF).
“A Brother’s Whisper,” which won this year’s Ja’Net Dubois Narrative award at the Pan African Film and Arts Festival in California, tells the story of Solomon Bordeaux’s return to Fort Greene, Brooklyn after serving three tours of combat duty in the Iraq-Afghanistan Wars.
(Minnesota Spokesman Recorder)
It’s been two and a half years since the shocking death of George Floyd brought international renown to a little girl. Now that child is heading back into the spotlight. But this time it will be as an author, not an eyewitness. “I still think about that day sometimes,” said Judeah Reynolds. “It still makes me sad and sometimes I cry.”
On October 14, “A Walk to the Store,” a picture book that tells Reynolds’ story, will be released. The book details how the then nine-year-old girl wanted to buy candy at a store near her home in Minneapolis and her 17-year-old cousin Darnella Frazier agreed to accompany her.
Feature Story: ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ movie to be released Dec. 23, 2023
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a 2022 biographical musical drama film directed by Kasi Lemmons, from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten. It based on the life and career of American pop singer and actress Whitney Houston. The film stars Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, and Clarke Peters.
An authorized biopic on Houston's life was announced in early 2020, with Ackie cast in the lead role that December, and rest of the cast signing on later the next year. Filming took place in Massachusetts and New Jersey from August to December 2021.
I Wanna Dance with Somebody is to be released in the United States on December 23, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing.