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Here’s the Trailer for HBO’s ‘Bessie’


By Diamond 2:43 pm April 9, 2015 HBO released the full trailer for its biopic ‘Bessie’ starring Queen Latifah and it is everything.  Watch below and catch the full film when it drops on May 16th. Photo: HBO

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Queen Latifah set to star in Bessie Smith biopic


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:32 am May 1, 2014 Queen Latifah will be playing Bessie Smith in a biopic, and Dee Rees, director of the movie Pariah, is slated to write and direct the film, which will air on HBO.

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Same Love, Same Spectacle

By Summer M. 12:53 pm January 27, 2014 So, I didn’t watch the Grammys last night because I have better things to do, like mentally compose haikus about how cold Chicago is and watch Negroes fight on Bravo while remarking about how terribly Christopher Williams aged. But thank god for the internet. I had heard/seen […]

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Monday Morning Challenge: Cast Good Times

By Summer M. 8:32 am March 18, 2013 Here’s the deal: Sony Pictures has decided to turn the 70′s television sitcom Good Times into a feature-length film. Last week, Deadline reported that Sony has tapped producer Scott Rudin and writer Phil Johnston to head the project. (Before we go all Spike Lee and question whether a couple of white dudes […]

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A(nother) Modest Proposal

By Summer M. 8:00 am May 14, 2012 To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Example: Queen Latifah agrees to headline Long Beach’s gay pride festival; North Carolina passes Amendment One. Simple Newton, really. While many LGBT advocates assuaged North Carolina’s “Um, no” response to their “We’re just like you–except gay” claim by calling Obama’s […]

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Some Unsolicited Love Advice for Queen Latifah

By Summer M. 8:26 am August 8, 2011 (Since my last two blogs have been relatively serious, how about something light this Monday morning?) Dear Queen Latifah, Well, look at you! Just the other week I was considering the conditions under which you might come out, and now word on the street is you’re all up […]

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Ladies First (and Only)?

By Summer M. 8:00 am July 18, 2011 It wasn’t until I sat down to write this that I realized I’d have to confess to watching Single Ladies–more than once. It’s true. Admittedly, I watched the first episode because I think Dionne Stacey Dash is fine. And although I find the acting in some ways utterly intolerable, somehow I’ve […]

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Monday Morning Mash-Up

By Summer M. 9:21 am August 9, 2010 Since I only write here at BYP on Mondays, the blogging silence of the other six days often results in hateration build up.  Fortunately, I take notes.  What follows is a rather desultory dose of scathing haterade for your Monday morning.  Who needs caffeine? Feel my body! […]

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Just Wright or Not Quite Right: Queen Latifah Kissed Common, Yuck?

By Fallon 8:05 am May 28, 2010 Do you remember back in 94’ when you were about 13 years old watching Jason’s Lyric for the first time when you probably shouldn’t have been because the movie was rated ‘R,’ and you were suppose to be cleaning your room? Do you remember the feeling of preteen […]

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Monday Morning (Mc)Nuggets

By Summer M. 8:00 am April 26, 2010 So much has happened since the late time I blogged, I figure I’d write a little blurb about everything. Just Wrong. Common and Queen Latifah are starring in a new movie.  I want to shoot myself.  It looks terrible.  I officially hate them both. So much that […]

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