BY Jamie Bogert
on Jan 12, 2015
A teenage trio is leaving viewers speechless with their spoken word poem, “Somewhere in America,” which aired on The Queen Latifah Show last week. If you haven't watched it yet, the time has come—these young women, who are part of the LA-based nonprofit Get Lit, are airing out today's toughest issues with a poignancy and power far beyond their years.
The poem begins with all three girls speaking in unison: “The greatest lesson you will ever teach us, you won’t even remember. Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 22, 2014
Thanks to this site, it’s getting easier to find out whether or not movies pass the Bechdel test. If you’re not familiar with it already, the test simply asks whether a movie has two female characters who talk to each other at least once about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised how many of your favorites fail (A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolph…) But in the Christmas spirit, let’s focus on those that do pass, and hope that each year the ‘nice’ list grows. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 21, 2014
LaJune Grant is the first female to have seven straight wins on BET’s “Freestyle Friday Competition,” retiring to the Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame in 2003, and making it into the hearts of everyone who has ever experienced her talent. Grant regularly performed when she first moved to New York (at The Apollo Theater, Arlene’s Grocery, The Delancy, and so much more) to pursue a music career, and she finally stepping up to the mic again at Joe’s Pub on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 18, 2013
We all know that Dolly Parton can do ANYTHING, but did you know that she loves to rap? In a newly released preview video for the singer’s upcoming appearance on The Queen Latifah Show today, Parton, donning a bedazzled, tight black dress, matching leggings, gold chains, and a ginormous white afro, shows off her skillz, busting out rhymes that are both frightening and amazing at the same time. Read More
There has been a lot of talk about Miley Cyrus lately, and not surprisingly, a lot of it centers around her father, Billy Ray Cyrus. This kind of talk is concerning; it’s as if the American public has chosen to express their disapproval of Miley’s sexual expression by implying that Billy Ray must be appalled. The public is crying, “That’s not my little girl.” And the thing is that she isn’t our little girl at all; she is a woman growing up and finding out who she is and how she wants to express that. Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Aug 27, 2013
Queen Latifah’s got a new talk show coming to CBS this Fall!
The Queen’s not new to the talk show game: back in 1999-2001, she had a talk show entitled The Queen Latifah Show. Her new show will have the same title, but the viewership is expected to be even higher than her previous television venture.
On Miss U.N.I.T.Y’s new show, she’ll feature human-interest pieces, along with comedic and musical performances (some by the Queen herself!) and celebrity interviews. Read More