Women’s History Month: A Salute to Queen Latifah

Rapper, record producer and actress Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. The second child of Lance and Rita Owens, Latifah is best known for her social politics, acting skills and gift for rhyme. When she was 8 years old, a Muslim cousin gave her the nickname …

Women’s History Month: A Salute to Viola Davis

Growing up poor in Rhode Island, Viola Davis found an oasis from her family's financial woes in watching movies. Her father worked at racetracks, often as a horse groomer. She discovered a love of acting early in high school. At Rhode Island College, Davis earned her degree in theater in 1988. From there, she soon …

Women’s History Month: A Salute to African-American Female Trailblazers

Well wouldn't luck have it! March is National Women's History Month, which means I can continue my series that I started last month for Black History Month. During the month of March, I'll be continuing my highlights of African-American women who were bold and were not afraid to push the limits. This is exciting for …