The Mahalia Jackson Story/Mahalia!

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was referred to as “The Queen of Gospel.”  Possessing a contralto voice she became one of the most influential gospel vocalists in the world and was heralded internationally as a singer and civil rights activist. On August 12, 2020, Deadline reported that Grammy-winning singer and actress…

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Flint

Release Date:   10/28/17; Lifetime Genre:  Drama Rating:  TV-14 Director:  Bruce Beresford Studio(s):  Sony Pictures Television; Lifetime Television Cast:  Queen Latifah (Iza Banks), Jill Scott (Nayyirah Shariff), Betsy Brandt (LeeAnne Walters), Rob Morrow (Professor Edwards), Marin Ireland (Melissa Mays), Lyndie Greenwood (Adina Banks). Story:  Inspired by the Time Magazine cover story, “The Toxic Tap,” by Josh…

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Girls Trip

Release Date:  7/21/17; In Theaters Genre:  Comedy Rating:  R Director:  Malcolm D. Lee Studio(s):   Universal Pictures, Will Packer Productions. Cast:  Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Larenz Tate, Tiffany Haddish, Deborah Ayorinde, Kofi Siriboe. Story:  When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are…

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Bessie

 a/k/a Blue Goose Hollow Release Date:  5/16/15 (HBO) Genre:  Drama/Biography MPAA Rating:  Not Available Studio(s):  Flavor Unit, Zanuck Company, Shelby Stone Productions, HBO Director:  Dee Rees Cast:  Queen Latifah (Bessie Smith), Michael K. Williams (Jack Gee), Tika Sumpter (Lucille), Khandi Alexander (Viola), Mike Epps (Richard), Mo’Nique (Ma Rainey), Charles S. Dutton (William “Pa” Rainey), Bryan Greenberg (John…

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