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Children, Community, and Queen Latifah: Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film 'Hope's Wish' @balleralert Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the big screen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 47-year-old is set to star in the upcoming inspirational film, ‘Hope’s Wish’, Deadline reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Based on a true story, the film centers 12-year-old Hope Stout and how she once turned her pain into purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After being diagnosed with a bone cancer, Stout embarks on a mission to fund the wishes of nearly 155 other children. However, along the way, she gains the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the Charlotte, North Carolina community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Written by Diana Ossana (‘Brokeback Mountain’) and said to be directed by Laurie Collyer, ‘Hope’s Wish’ is adapted from Stuart and Shelby Stout’s acclaimed book, “Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alcon Entertainment, Torridon-16:14, and Walden Media will serve as the film’s producers, which officially begins production on April 9th in Charlotte.
Children, Community, and Queen Latifah: Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming
 Drama Film 'Hope's Wish'
 @balleralert
Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the big screen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 47-year-old is set to star in the upcoming inspirational film, ‘Hope’s Wish’, Deadline reports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Based on a true story, the film centers 12-year-old Hope Stout and how she once turned her pain into purpose. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After being diagnosed with a bone cancer, Stout embarks on a mission to fund the wishes of nearly 155 other children. However, along the way, she gains the help of Make-A-Wish Foundation executive Toni Dubois (Latifah) and the Charlotte, North Carolina community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Written by Diana Ossana (‘Brokeback Mountain’) and said to be directed by Laurie Collyer, ‘Hope’s Wish’ is adapted from Stuart and Shelby Stout’s acclaimed book, “Hope’s Wish: How One Girl’s Dream Made Others Come True.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alcon Entertainment, Torridon-16:14, and Walden Media will serve as the film’s producers, which officially begins production on April 9th in Charlotte.

Queen Latifah to Star in Forthcoming Drama Film ‘Hope’s Wish’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ QueenLatifah is headed back to the...

Chicago, Memes, and Music: Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway's "Chicago" In New York City @balleralert KAND WILL RAZZLE DAZZLE YOU STARTING JANUARY 15 THE MUSICAL Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a painfully awkward interview on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, where Kandi Burruss explained that she would be taking her talents to Broadway instead of releasing new music with the group, the singer’s new gig has been revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Grammy-winning songwriter has officially signed on to star in one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time. Burruss is now set to star as Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s “Chicago” from Jan. 15 through March 11 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Burruss will be joined by the likes of Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, original cast member Leigh Zimmerman, and YouTube star Todrick Hall. In the meantime, the three others ladies of Xscape have hired Vince Herbert to move on with their singing career as a unit. They’ve also dropped two new tracks without their fourth member, titled, “Wifed Up” and “Dream Killa.”
Chicago, Memes, and Music: Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway's
 "Chicago" In New York City
 @balleralert
 KAND
 WILL RAZZLE DAZZLE YOU
 STARTING JANUARY 15
 THE MUSICAL
Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a painfully awkward interview on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, where Kandi Burruss explained that she would be taking her talents to Broadway instead of releasing new music with the group, the singer’s new gig has been revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Grammy-winning songwriter has officially signed on to star in one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time. Burruss is now set to star as Matron “Mama” Morton in Broadway’s “Chicago” from Jan. 15 through March 11 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Burruss will be joined by the likes of Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise, original cast member Leigh Zimmerman, and YouTube star Todrick Hall. In the meantime, the three others ladies of Xscape have hired Vince Herbert to move on with their singing career as a unit. They’ve also dropped two new tracks without their fourth member, titled, “Wifed Up” and “Dream Killa.”

Kandi Burruss To Star In Broadway’s “Chicago” In New York City – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just weeks after Xscape sat through a ...

Abc, Memes, and School: Students Escape School Bus Minutes Before lt Explodes @balleralert Students Escape School Bus Minutes Before It Explodes -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Thursday, a Charlotte-area school bus filled with more than a dozen kids exploded and burst into flames just minutes after the group escaped. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Videos show the front half of the bus was taken out by flames. By the end of it all, the only thing left was a burned frame of the school bus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The students attend South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. Some told ABC affiliate, WSOC, the first sign that something was wrong was clicking noises coming from the engine. Once the bus broke down they started to smell smoke and exited the bus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "That's when the front just exploded," student Timoni Rushing told WSOC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily, all 16 kids came out the incident safe and unharmed. That particular bus had just been inspected two weeks prior, but the school district says it will be investigating the cause of the accident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We are all grateful that every student and the driver are safe," superintendent Clayton Wilcox told WSOC in a statement. "The district trains bus drivers and CMS staff to respond in emergency situations and the district is proud of the quick action of this driver and also thankful for the swift cooperation of students on board. The district holds the safety of all our kids and staff as top priority and will conduct a thorough review to ensure the continued safety of our CMS students and staff."
Abc, Memes, and School: Students Escape School Bus
 Minutes Before lt Explodes
 @balleralert
Students Escape School Bus Minutes Before It Explodes -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Thursday, a Charlotte-area school bus filled with more than a dozen kids exploded and burst into flames just minutes after the group escaped. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Videos show the front half of the bus was taken out by flames. By the end of it all, the only thing left was a burned frame of the school bus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The students attend South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. Some told ABC affiliate, WSOC, the first sign that something was wrong was clicking noises coming from the engine. Once the bus broke down they started to smell smoke and exited the bus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "That's when the front just exploded," student Timoni Rushing told WSOC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luckily, all 16 kids came out the incident safe and unharmed. That particular bus had just been inspected two weeks prior, but the school district says it will be investigating the cause of the accident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "We are all grateful that every student and the driver are safe," superintendent Clayton Wilcox told WSOC in a statement. "The district trains bus drivers and CMS staff to respond in emergency situations and the district is proud of the quick action of this driver and also thankful for the swift cooperation of students on board. The district holds the safety of all our kids and staff as top priority and will conduct a thorough review to ensure the continued safety of our CMS students and staff."

Students Escape School Bus Minutes Before It Explodes -Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This Thursday, a Charlotte-area schoo...

Children, Community, and Espn: Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC @balleralert Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend, MichaelJordan, is donating $7 million to fund the launch of two medical clinics in North Carolina. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which will be built in north and northwest Charlotte, will be one of the largest gifts ever from the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Through my years of working with Novant Health, I have been impressed with their approach and their commitment to the community,” Jordan said in a release on Monday. “It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A spokesperson for the NBA great spoke with The Associated Press, on Monday, to further discuss the donation. He said Jordan “feels so great about being able to impact the Charlotte community and help people really deserve it. Michael and Novant are really excited about this project.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Charlotte Observer, the project came about after Jordan learned of a “2014 study from Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those in any big U.S. city to life themselves out of poverty,” Jordan’s spokesperson revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Michael really wanted to do something personally, he and his family, in the North Carolina area, separate we’ve done with the Hornets.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The two clinics are expected to care for nearly “35,000 children and adults who don’t have access to primary or preventative care,” projected to open in 2020. According to ESPN, the clinics will allow patients to receive “affordable, high-quality care.” They could also limit emergency room utilization, and decrease hospitalization for residents in the Charlotte area. ballerificcharity
Children, Community, and Espn: Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch
 Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC
 @balleralert
Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend, MichaelJordan, is donating $7 million to fund the launch of two medical clinics in North Carolina. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which will be built in north and northwest Charlotte, will be one of the largest gifts ever from the superstar. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Through my years of working with Novant Health, I have been impressed with their approach and their commitment to the community,” Jordan said in a release on Monday. “It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A spokesperson for the NBA great spoke with The Associated Press, on Monday, to further discuss the donation. He said Jordan “feels so great about being able to impact the Charlotte community and help people really deserve it. Michael and Novant are really excited about this project.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Charlotte Observer, the project came about after Jordan learned of a “2014 study from Harvard and the University of California at Berkeley that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those in any big U.S. city to life themselves out of poverty,” Jordan’s spokesperson revealed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Michael really wanted to do something personally, he and his family, in the North Carolina area, separate we’ve done with the Hornets.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The two clinics are expected to care for nearly “35,000 children and adults who don’t have access to primary or preventative care,” projected to open in 2020. According to ESPN, the clinics will allow patients to receive “affordable, high-quality care.” They could also limit emergency room utilization, and decrease hospitalization for residents in the Charlotte area. ballerificcharity

Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Launch Two Medical Clinics in Charlotte, NC – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Charlotte Hornets ow...