Monday, 4 August 2008

Beloved Actor Morgan Freeman Injured in Car Accident

I am sad to report that one of my favorite actors and people, Morgan Freeman has suffered a serious car accident.
JACKSON, Miss. - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was injured in a car accident late Sunday night and is in a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Kathy Stringer said Freeman, 71, is in serious condition. The hospital is about 90 miles north of the accident scene in rural Tallahatchie County in the Mississippi Delta.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Ben Williams confirmed Freeman was in a wreck shortly before midnight Sunday, but said he was still gathering information and had few details Monday.

Clay McFerrin, editor of Sun Sentinel in Charleston, said he arrived at the accident scene on Mississippi Highway 32 soon after it happened about 4 miles west of Charleston, not far from where Freeman owns a home with his wife.

McFerrin said it appeared that Freeman's car was airborne went it left the highway and landed in a ditch.

"They had to use the jaws of life to extract him from the vehicle," McFerrin said. "He was lucid, conscious. He was talking, joking with some of the rescue workers at one point." Yahoo News

Well, I'm not much for praying, but this is my vow to Morgan Freeman, so that he will get well and stay well: I am not going to watch any movie that doesn't have some significant Black actor roles until Morgan Freeman recovers, and for so long as any of his movies are still available on DVD, television, or the Internet.

In other words (LISTEN UP HOLLYWOOD AND TELEVISION!), if there ain't no Black actors, then there ain't no Black audience! See how that works? It's not so hard to figure out? You might not like it, you might not think it's just or logical or reasonable, but I look at the trailers and if there are no Black actors in the trailers then you won't find this Black man in the theatre seats.

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