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Mo’Nique, ‘Blackbird’ cast attend private screening in Atlanta

Ramona Debreaux with MoNique and Sidney Hicks

On April 7, Ramona DeBreaux, V-103’s mid-day on-air personality, hosted a private screening of Mo’Nique’s upcoming film, Blackbird, in Atlanta. DeBreaux was joined by the film’s executive producers, Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks. The Urban Movie Channel and RLJ Entertainment thanked everyone who came out to support the film. DeBreaux also moderated the Q-and-A discussion following the screening. The film stars Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and Julian Walker and was directed by Patrik-Ian Polk.

During several interviews where Mo’Nique has been promoting the film, she has discussed her drama with director Lee Daniels and whether or not she knew she had been blackballed in Hollywood. Mo’Nique did not hesitate to let everyone know that her husband, Sydney,. nor her family have missed any meals and they have been pushing right along in this industry.

However, rolling out will have all the details soon from a one-on-one sit down with Mo’Nique and Hicks. Stay tuned!

Special recognition to associate producer Autumn Bailey. This film has serious overtones as it addresses a young singer struggling with his sexuality while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.

The following celebrities were among those in attendance: Rodney Perry,comedian (Bounce TV), WNBA forward Angel McCoughtry, Dr. Heavenly Kimes (Bravo’s “Married to Medicine”), media personality Funky Dineva, singer Bobby Valentino and singer Meelah Williams (“R&B Divas: Atlanta”).