Queen Latifah

via sandrarose: WOW!! Dana Owens just turned 50!!   Well we all know her as Queen Latifah!! Born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, Latifah signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989. She released her debut album All Hail the Queen on Nov. 28, 1989. The album spawned the hit single “Ladies First” CLICK HERE to read full […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Music artist and actress Queen Latifah is among the honorees being recognized by Harvard University this year for their contributions to black history and culture. Harvard is set to award the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Oct. 22, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school’s Hutchins Center for African […]

via eurweb: Queen Latifah says personal reasons are why she’s “unable to accept” an award named after a pioneering opera singer, Page Six reports. The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website that the 20th Anniversary gala and concert have been postponed. Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. The award is given […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Another jewel has been added to the crown of Queen Latifah. Philadelphia’s Mayor Jim Kenney announced Tuesday that the rapper, singer and actress would be the latest recipient of its Marian Anderson Award, named after the pioneering opera singer and Philly native who became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955. The award salutes “critically […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Queen Latifah is in mourning tonight. Her beloved mother, Rita Owens has died. The rapper/singer/actress has been her mother’s caretaker for several years while she battled a heart condition. Born Dana Owens in New Jersey, she turned 48 on March 18th. Latifah shared the news in a statement to People.com: “It is with a […]

via BlackDoctor: In 1989, she commanded all of us to ‘hail the Queen’ with her debut album, and Queen L-A-T-I-F-A-H has been in command ever since. Queen Latifah, the forever Jersey girl born Dana Owens, came into the game regal. Self-assured. Bold. Putting her sisters on the throne unapologetically with songs like “Ladies First” and […]

All my crushes and inspirations are in this room, so holler at me,” actress Issa Rae said shortly after accepting her award for rising star at the American Black Film Festival Honors. Hosted by actress Regina Hall at the Beverly Hilton, the ABFF Honors celebrate and uplift black actors, entertainers and artists, especially crucial just a year after the #OscarsSoWhite […]

Source: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Queen Latifah never stops working and her new project is focused on one of the world’s oldest books. Partnered with Dr. Holly Carter, the mogul will produce Fox’s Dr. Holly Carter a Bible-themed drama project. As reported by The Jasmine Brand, based on an original idea by Carter, the project will […]

Welcome to the ATL, Queen Latifah. The actress is posted up in the so-called “Hollywood of the South” to work on Lee Daniels’ new Fox series “Star.” But apparently carjackers could care less about Latifah and her “star” status. All they know is they saw an opportunity to do what they do in south Fulton […]

Hip-hop artist Queen Latifah has a new leading role in the upcoming Lee Daniels series, “Star,” on Fox as a gospel singer who looks after the well-being of a group of young girls on a quest to find success. Latifah was a guest on “The View” Monday to talk about the upcoming Fox series where […]