Queen Latifah

PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah declines award, citing ‘personal reasons’

PHILADELPHIA  — Queen Latifah is declining an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing “personal reasons.” The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website. The organization wasn’t more explicit, and Queen Latifah’s spokeswoman did not immediately return an email Friday from The Associated Press. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Queen Latifah declines award, citing ‘personal reasons’

NEWARK, N.J | Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

NEWARK, N.J — Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J | Janet Jackson to receive award at Black Girls Rock awards

NEWARK, N.J. | Queen Latifah hosts Black Girls Rock awards

NEWARK, N.J.  — Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison are among the recipients of the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented the black … Continue reading NEWARK, N.J. | Queen Latifah hosts Black Girls Rock awards

Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

As American women seek a larger role in politics, fairer wages and an end to sexual harassment, the Girl Scouts see an opportune time to show some swagger in promoting their core mission: girl empowerment. They recruited Queen Latifah to narrate a video featuring famous former Girl Scouts — Venus Williams, Katie Couric and many … Continue reading Girl Scouts stress ‘girl power’ in new recruitment efforts

NEW ORLEANS  | Queen Latifah celebrates with hip-hop legends at Essence

NEW ORLEANS  — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate “Ladies First” and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival’s main stage Saturday and was joined — to the delight of the crowd — … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS  | Queen Latifah celebrates with hip-hop legends at Essence

Queen Latifah’s mom, Rita Owens, has died

NEW YORK /March 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. In a statement, the singer and actress says Rita Owens died Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years. The statement did not given her mother’s age or say where the death occurred. She was diagnosed with heart … Continue reading Queen Latifah’s mom, Rita Owens, has died