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.

When the HBO biopic based on Bessie Smith’s life airs Saturday, viewers may very well choose to focus on the dynamic of the relationship between…

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…

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…

Gary With Da Tea reports Queen Latifah will play blues singer Bessie Smith in a forthcoming biopic. Listen to Gary’s Tea in the audio player to hear why this will be her best…

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.