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EXCLUSIVE: HBO Honors Bessie Smith With Bessie's 81 Theatre Tour
As HBO readies the film "Bessie," they deliver a theater tour starting April 28....


The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Will Be Added to the Library of Congress
The R&B star's award-winning debut will be inducted with 24 other classic albums....


Movie News: Mo'Nique Joins Queen Latifah's Bessie Smith Biopic
Plus, Angela Bassett to direct film on Whitney Houston....


Director Dee Rees on Same-Sex Love in Bessie: 'I Wanted to Show a Loving Relationship'
Starring Queen Latifah as the blues icon, the film breaks down barriers....


Queen Latifah Wishes Hip Hop Was More Like the Blues
The actress and rap icon talks her new film, Bessie....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 18, 1989
The Temptations, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Bessie Smith were inducted into the Rock and Roll ...


This Day in Black History: June 15, 1921
Bessie Coleman becomes the first Black woman to earn a pilot's license....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 26, 1911
Mahalia Jackson was born on Oct, 26, 1911....


This Day in Black History: April 26, 1886
Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," was born in Columbus, Georgia, on April 26, 1886....


Beyoncé and Jay Z Are On the Run to HBO
Network set to air concert footage from tour's Paris date, plus a movie starring Queen Latifah....


Smokey Robinson: Nelly Is the Closest Thing to James Brown
The music legend on his new album and how the "Country Grammar" rapper reminds him of The Godfather...