Image

8:41 PM / Saturday January 28, 2023

25 Apr 2019

John Singleton has fallen into a coma

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
April 25, 2019 Category: Go With The-Flo Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: John Singleton   (Photo: Everett Collection/shutterstock)

By Florence Anthony

[Ed. update:  As of this printing, news outlets report writer/director John Singleton has fallen into a coma, after suffering a major stroke, not a mild one as previously reported.  Singleton‘s mother is working to be named his conservator, claiming he is unable to make decisions for himself.]

According to reports, writer/director John Singleton was hospitalized on April 17 after suffering a mild stroke. The Oscar nominated filmmaker checked into a hospital because he felt ill after returning from  a trip to Costa Rica. Singleton’s family issued the following statement: “John is currently in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and under great medical care. We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.” Singleton became the first African American and the youngest person to receive a directorial Oscar nomination for “Boyz N The Hood.” He most recently worked as co-creator and director on the FX series “Snowfall.”

Wynton Marsalis’ latest masterpiece, the original soundtrack for the film “Bolden,” has been released. In theaters May 3, “Bolden” tells the riveting story of jazz legend Buddy Bolden’s tumultuous , mysterious and all too brief life. The musician died at the age of 54 in 1931. Set in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, “Bolden” fleshes out one of jazz’s foundational figures and shows jazz and blues lovers where the music began. Jazz Times describes Marsalis’ soundtrack as “Joyous.” Additional reports say Wynton brings the legacy and infectious music of Buddy Bolden back to life.

The Greater New York Chapter of The Links (GNY) celebrated its 70th anniversary with a sparkling gala fundraiser on an equally sparkling evening at the iconic 583 Park Avenue. Hosted by Dr. Donna Jones, president, Greater New York Chapter of The Links, the sold-out event was aptly billed as the Diamonds and Pearls Gala, with more than 600 influencers from New York’s business, civic, social service and philanthropic communities in attendance. The goal of the event was to raise funds and awareness for the chapter’s work in the following areas: Services to Youth, the Arts, National Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. “Our Diamonds and Pearls Gala evening is a spectacular result of hard work and dedication, as we pay homage to our founding members and are inspired everyday to carry out their vision,” said Dr. Jones. 

Dubbed “Mount Vernon Rising,” on April 16, Mount Vernon, New York  Mayor Richard Thomas proclaimed it “Michael Spinks Day” in the prestigious Westchester, New York city. Thomas, who at 36 is the youngest mayor in the U.S., spent the day escorting Spinks, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist and former light heavyweight/heavyweight champion of the world, to the Dole Center, which housed several programs including a youth boxing program, where Spinks demonstrated three fundamental punches to the children. From there, they headed to the city’s boxing gym, where Spinks was greeted by Welcome signs and aspiring Olympians who showed him their moves. Thomas and Spinks then visited a Senior Citizen Center prior to heading to a fabulous reception at Mount Vernon City Hall. The new friends ended the day paying their respects at a Celebration of Life for Orlando Moore, a Mount Vernon resident who, along with his girlfriend Portia Ravenelle, was found dead in the Dominican Republic, after vacationing there last month. While in New York City, as he has many times in the past, Spinks stayed at the chic Aloft Harlem.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Stateside

Shapiro takes oath of office to become 48th Pa. governor

January 20, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks after taking the oath of office...

Sun Report

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 20, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email By Emily Walter,  Office of Domestic Violence Strategies, Mayor’s Office of Engagement for...

Commentary

SUNrise: cj speaks…  Talents and gifts

January 20, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email One of my favorite spaces to go to show my talents and gifts...

Seniors

Caring for Older Adults:  Managing heart attack treatment and follow-up care

January 20, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email FAMILY FEATURES As the proportion of older adults in the U.S. continues to...

Politics

A side-by-side look at the Trump, Biden classified documents

January 20, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: The letter from House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky.,...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? 7 Bean Stew

January 27, 2023

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’?: 7 Bean Stew What’s Cookin’?...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff