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Queen Latifah: 'How I Help My Mom Rise Above Heart Failure'

Queen Latifah | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Queen Latifah

I want to share a personal moment for National Family Caregivers Month. It's one that will always stand out with me and my family, and it may resonate with others going through similar situations. It's the day my mom was diagnosed with heart failure, and the moment I became her caregiver and advocate-in-chief.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Jump They Say?

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A good friend of mine sent me an inspiring video by Steve Harvey (above) telling his audience after an episode of Family Feud to take a leap. To expan...

"Ice Age: Collision Course" Reaches the Melting Point For This Series

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.23.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Ice Age: Collision Course" (20th Century Fox) "Ice Age: Collision Course" is the latest in the "Ice A...

Ice Age: Collision Course

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

It's official. This is the year of animation. So many films from the genre are sprouting up like spring daisies that it's making the Oscar race for Best Animation Feature Film a nail-biter. And it's only midyear. Add to the list of strong contenders the fifth chapter in the Ice Age franchise, a doozy of a yarn that couples the creation of the planets with earth's impending doom by a runaway meteor.

Michelle Obama Recognizes Rap Queens At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices

The annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors award show aired Monday night on the network and will feature many special guests, including first lady Michelle Obama. ...

Queen Latifah: Americans 'Don't Need To Be Enemies Of The Police'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.08.2016 | Black Voices

Queen Latifah is “almost at a loss for words” following this week’s string of violence. On Friday morning, the actress appeared on the TODAY Sho...

Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa Will Be Saluted At Revived VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices

Bringing back the VH1 Hip Hop Honors is definitely worth it, so let Missy Elliott work it....

25 Years Later, Queen Latifah Talks Spike Lee's 'Jungle Fever' | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

The year was June 7, 1991 and on that day, director Spike Lee had released his latest film, ‘Jungle Fever,’ which was his fifth film coming after ...

Historic Photos Of KRS-One, Nas, Queen Latifah & More To Be Featured At The Smithsonian

VIBE | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

The Smithsonian Museum is quickly becoming an extravagant home for historic treasures in hip-hop history. Later this year, J Dilla’s production equi...

Queen Latifah Urges More Americans To ‘Rise Above Heart Failure’

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

Addressing health issues in America is something that is near and dear to Queen Latifah’s heart. For the second consecutive year, Latifah and her mo...

10 Things I Learned from "The Perfect Match"

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Here are 10 things I learned from watching the romantic comedy "The Perfect Match": 1. Joe Pantoliano also played Guido in "Risky Business". 2. ...

9 Quotes From Queen Latifah That Remind Us She's A Literal Queen

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.18.2016 | Black Voices

Dana Owens (a.k.a. Queen Latifah) is the epitome of a Renaissance woman. She's conquered music with empowering songs like "U.N.I.T.Y.," played iconic...

"Miracles From Heaven" Packs An Emotional Wallop

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Miracle From Heaven" is a film that incorporates popular actors to broaden its appeal. It has beautiful cinematography and a wonderful musical score that features performances by Third Day. I scored "Miracle From Heaven" a divine 8 out of 10.

Queen Latifah, Paula Patton Defend Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

While India.Arie recently added to the surge of critics referring to Zoe Saldana's portrayal of Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic "Nina" as "tone-...

Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Viola Davis & More Talk #OscarSoWhite at SAG Awards

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 02.06.2016 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

I spoke with many of the nominees and winners including Viola Davis, Idris Alba and Queen Latifah about #OscarsSoWhite and the subject of diversity as a whole on the carpet. Find out what they had to say below. Have a look and let me know your thoughts.

Lifetime Sets Movie About Kevin Durant’s Mom

Deadline Hollywood | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Black Voices

Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man, Single Ladies), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent), Pauletta Washington (Wilma), Daniel Bellomy, Nic Few (Major Crimes, The...

Lady Gaga Wins Golden Globe For Best Actress In A Miniseries Or TV Movie

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment

Yaaass, Gaga, yaaass. Lady Gaga beat out Kirsten Dunst in "Fargo," Sarah Hay in "Flesh and Bone," Queen Latifah in "Bessie," and Felicity Huffman in "...

'The Wiz Live!' Sparkles as Bright as the Emerald City!

Peter Mac | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment
Peter Mac

I clicked my heels three times and prayed that this year's NBC live musical would be a winner. There is a God! Or in this case, a wizard!

'The Wiz Live!' Finds a Brand New Day on the Small Screen | Posted 12.04.2016 | Black Voices

While the production may have gathered ire from some, for most (and at least Black Twitter), the star-studded cast of NBC's The Wiz Live didn't disappoint.

A Queerly Entertaining Weekend

Robyn Vie Carpenter | Posted 12.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Robyn Vie Carpenter

I have taken a writing hiatus for the last couple of months to work on a new book. Now that it's almost done, I wanted to take time to tell you about ...

'The Wiz Live!' Director On Why He Cast A Woman For The Title Role

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices

After months of anticipation, NBC’s live musical event “The Wiz Live!” is set to make its debut on Thursday. Directed by Tony Award-winning dire...

A Sneak Peek At The Fabulous Costumes Of 'The Wiz Live!'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

"The Wiz Live!" airs in two weeks but we have phenomenal costumes to admire in the meantime. NBC will air the "The Wiz Live!" on Dec. 3, as part of t...

It's Here: 'The Wiz Live!' Trailer Has Arrived And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

The newly released trailer for NBC's much-anticipated three-hour production of "The Wiz Live!" has arrived and, thankfully, it gives us everything we ...

Cornell Entrepreneurship - Far Above the Summit

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 11.13.2016 | College
Randee Mia Berman

There's entre nous. There's entre' cote. And then there's entre-preneur. Just like the intimate just between us (entre nous) phrase and the succu...

Follow Queen Latifah's Lead: Rise Above Heart Failure

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

A key component of Rise Above Heart Failure is encouraging people to make small changes that can make a big difference. More than just a spokeswoman, Latifah is leading by example.