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Queen Latifah to Receive W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard

Harvard University will honor Queen Latifah for her contributions to black history and culture. Billboard reports Latifah will be awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal and six other recipients at a ceremony on October 22. Additional honorees named by the Cambridge, Mass., school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research include poet and educator […]

Queen Latifah Set to Star as Ursula in ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

So far, 2019 has been one of the hottest years on record in many parts of the world, so it’s fitting that mermaids (specifically Little Mermaid remakes) are all the rage this summer. (After all, who wouldn’t want to live under the sea right about now?) This week, ABC unveiled more info about their own […]

Angie Martinez to Host ‘Untold Stories of Hip-Hop’

Angie Martinez aka “The Voice of New York” will be hosting a new show titled Untold Stories Of Hip Hop will premiere this fall on the WE tv network. According to reports, Martinez is set to sit down with Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Nelly, A$AP Rocky, DJ Khaled, Wyclef Jean, Ja […]

Black Thought and Questlove Producing ‘Hip-Hop: Songs That Shook America’ On AMC

Legendary lyricists Black Thought and super-producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots are executive producers of a six-part docuseries entitled Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America on AMC. On each episode of this new series put emphasis on a trailblazing song that was critical to the transformation of American music and popular culture. The artists […]

Lifetime to Develop Salt-N-Pepa Scripted Miniseries

2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Salt-N-Pepa are one of the most acclaimed and successful acts in the history of Hip-Hop. Since their debut in 1985, they have been making their voices heard as leading ladies in the male-dominated genre of rap music. With classic songs like “Push It,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Express Yourself,” “Shoop,” and “Whatta Man,” and many […]

Happy 49th Birthday Queen Latifah!

On this date 49 years ago, Hip-Hop’s first matriarch was born in Newark, New Jersey. Born Dana Owens, Queen Latifah grew from an affluent and promising basketball player from Irvington, New Jersey into one of the most iconic figures in the world’s most transformative sub-culture known as Hip Hop. Whether it’s hitting the booth over […]

FOX’S ‘STAR’ to Make Its Mid-Season Premiere

Fox’s musical drama STAR makes its mid-season return on Wednesday, March 13. The popular show, created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy (The duo also are the brains behind Empire, FOX’s highest-rated drama), made its debut on December 14, 2016. The show is centered on a trio of talented young singers who are navigating the […]

Queen Latifah Supports Jussie Smollett Amid Alleged Scandal

Queen Latifah Supports Jussie Smollet Amid Alleged Scandal

Queen Latifah made it clear that she is standing by Jussie Smollett’s side until there’s solid proof that he staged the attack against himself. Smollett was charged with filing a false police report last week and slammed by the Chicago Police Department for using “the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” However, […]

Queen Latifah is Building Affordable Housing Units in Her Hometown of Newark

Legendary MC and renowned actress, Queen Latifah does not plan on leaving her hometown of Newark, New Jersey hanging. According to NJ.com, the All Hail the Queen artist is currently planning a $14 million dollar project that includes building affordable housing units in Newark. Latifah’s company, BlueSugar Corporation is working with GonSosa Development on the […]

Michelle Obama, Meek Mill and More Celebrities Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Michelle Obama, Meek Mill and More Celebrities Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Words by: Kevin Keise Thanks to the variety of post-Thanksgiving discounts, holiday shopping has become a time of ultimately saving with the deals happening on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So in a giving effort, many well-known stars celebrated a new holiday that’s not so well-known. It’s called Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday, which is only […]

Cast a Vote, Make a Change: Hip-Hop Artists and Celebrities Promote Voting in a Contentious Election Year

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Tour Sales Are Reportedly Sinking

As this year’s highly contentious midterm elections play an important role in determining the course of politics on state, local, and federal levels, many celebrities are campaigning for their favorite candidates and many are encouraging their fans to also engage in the democratic process by casting their vote- regardless of political party or affiliation. Long […]

Queen Latifah’s Rumored Girlfriend is Pregnant

Queen Latifah's Rumored Girlfriend is Pregnant

Queen Latifah and her rumored girlfriend, Eboni Nichols, have allegedly been dating since 2013, with the paparazzi catching photographs of the couple together at a few events. RadarOnline is currently reporting that the Oscar-nominated actress and the Hollywood choreographer are prepared to extend their family, as Nichols has been spotted with a full baby bump […]

Queen Latifah Wants the Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Feud to Wrap Up

Queen Latifah Shuts Down Essence Fest With Ladies First Line-Up

When it comes to royalty among ladies in Hip-Hop there is no name bigger than Queen Latifah. A couple weeks after Nicki Minaj and Cardi B almost threw hands, the Queen visited Live with Kelly and Ryan and expressed the two superstars need to put their issues behind them. “I have a lot of respect […]

Queen Latifah is Set to Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’

Queen Latifah is Set to Host 'Black Girls Rock!'

Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark. The Center will have the honor of […]