bessie smith

10 Black LGBT Icons Who Changed History

As we continue to celebrate Pride throughout the month of June, EBONY acknowledges LGBT African-Americans…

‘Bessie’ Tour Launches HBO Biopic in Style [PHOTOS]

In celebration of Bessie, chronicling the life of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, HBO recently…

[BLACK POP DAILY]Kanye Comes Back to Hip-Hop ‘All Day’

Kanye West’s Flame Thrower-Fueled Performance of “All Day” Was Epic Kanye West had yesterday’s BRIT…

Queen Latifah Moves On to HBO’s ‘Bessie’ [INTERVIEW]

When word spread late last month that The Queen Latifah Show had been cancelled, it…

Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter: From Madea Muse to Bessie Smith’s Blues [INTERVIEW]

Actress Tika Sumpter has had a great year. Between her part (albeit super-brief) in the…

Queen Latifah to Star in Bessie Smith Biopic

Bessie Smith Biopic to Star Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah to star in HBO-produced Bessie Smith biopic. And your latest semi-tragic musician biopic…