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*The huge success that “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson has had over the years is now taking her behind the camera. In a surprise announcement, Henson has revealed that she will be producing and starring in a film based on the murder of Emmett Till. The project will be helmed by John Singleton.
... mother and award-winning journalist Christopher Benson. Whoopi Goldberg is also planning to produce “Till,” which will be based on producer Keith A. Beauchamp's 2004 documentary “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till and Simeon Wright's Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till.”.

An equal number swore he was a Democrat. Through my short time working with him and many years of friendship thereafter, I came to know the truth. He was just a damned good journalist. A reporter's reporter. One with a pipeline to exclusive information. Sources to die for. The kind who would call him ...
That's a problem, said Christopher Benson, an associate professor of African-American Studies and Journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. ... “We are trying to investigate all the reasons why this data fall through the gap,” said Rachel Glickhouse, a journalist and the partner manager for ...
Christopher Benson studied at RISD, where he earned his BFA in painting. He has had solo exhibitions at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery (San Francisco, CA), LewAllen Contemporary and Gerald Peters Gallery (both in Santa Fe, NM), the Virginia Lynch Gallery (Tiverton, RI) and Jessica Hagen Fine Art ...

British author Jim Walvin explores the link between sugar, the slave trade and modern-day health in his upcoming “Sugar: The World Corrupted, From Slavery to Obesity”: “There is a link between the history of African slavery and modern-day racism,” Walvin said. “For three centuries and more, the West ...
Brandon Christopher Benson is being held at the LeFlore County Detention Center on possible charges of two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to great bodily harm after two people were taken to hospitals with gun shot wounds on Monday night. According to LeFlore County ...

On the same day last week we were reminded of the racist expression that, sadly, has been such a significant part of the American narrative. On exhibit. Opposite ends of the country. In a cultural institution and at the home of a cultural icon. The noose found at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African ...
With all the controversy surrounding the painting of Emmett Till's mutilated remains at the Whitney Biennial, one important voice is missing from the dialogue. What would Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother, have to say about a white artist's rendering of the iconic Jet magazine coffin photograph of her son, ...
Questioning the answers. If we don't ask "why?" then the public has every right to ask "why not?" and the spotlight turns on us. Christopher D. Benson is a journalist and lawyer. He also is an associate professor of journalism and African-American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The book was co-written by Till's mother, the late Mamie Till-Mobley, and journalist Christopher Benson. Till was 14 and visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when he was lynched after reportedly whistling at a white woman in 1955. Till's murder galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. “The full Emmett Till ...
Spacks anticipates our questions because she has spent countless afternoon teas in the company of an author whose ear was tuned to subtleties of dialogue and whose heart was sensitive to both the machinations of romance and the meanness of wealth. Review : Sarah Emsley, Open Letters Monthly ...


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