Bessie Smith

HBO's Lucinda Martinez talks about Solange and Janelle Monae's surprise music tour and why we're celebrating Bessie Smith's work today.

Tika Sumpter kissed a girl, and she doesn’t get what the big deal is. The stunning actress will be starring alongside Queen Latifah in HBO’s…

America is about to see a whole lot of the Queen. In a new interview with Uptown magazine, Queen Latifah reveals that she strips down for a…

Mark those calendars for Sunday, May 16, because you’re going to want to witness why Queen Latifah just might score an Emmy nod for her…

Queen Latifah’s upcoming HBO film hasn’t premiered yet and it is already garnering buzz. The rapper/actress will portray the late blues legend Bessie Smith in the…

juke (of West African origin, akin to Wolof dzug, to live wickedly) – a roadside drinking establishment that offers cheap drinks, food and music for dancing, often blues music.