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Queen Latifah and 15 Other Black Women Talk Show Hosts [Video]

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If you take a stroll down Dana Lawrence's accolades and you'll see her first attempt at The Queen Latifah Show from 1999-2001. And after success in many other fields, Queen Latifah is bringing back her talk series that's set to air September 16 on CBS. The actress teamed up with longtime friend and Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith to give a new flavor to daytime TV.

The Queen follows the road many blacks women have successfully traveled. Take a look at past black talk show hosts Ms. Latifah can use for reference if ever she needs it.

Oprah Usher

Oprah

The Oprah Winfrey Show lasted 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. It went down as on of the longest-running daytime television shows and the highest-rated talk show in American TV history—making her the true queen of daytime talk show.

Faith Evans on Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Wendy Wiliams is probably the most hated and loved talk show host. The Queen of Gossip took her talents to daytime and nighttime TV and after several failed attempts, she succeeded with her most recent endeavor, The Wendy Williams Show. The show began in 2008 and has been renewed through 2017.

Maia Campbell and Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

Before Iyanla fixed celebrities lives on the OWN channel, she hosted her own TV show, Iyanla.

The Tyra Show

Tyra Banks

This model/talk show hosted The Tyra Show while continuing her model competition show America's Next Top Model. While ANTM is on it's 20th cycle the TB show ended in 2010 after 5 years.

Mother Love Robin Givens

Mother Love and Robin Givens

Known mainly by her stage name Mother Love, Jo Anne Hart hosted Forgive or Forget from 1998 to 2000.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, and Star Jones

Star Jones started as the original co-host of 5-woman casted talk show, The View, in 1997. Whoopi joined the highly popular show in 2007 to replace Rosie O'Donnell after O'Donnell blogged that she wanted Goldberg to take over. Later on Star Jones joined the crew.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Before joining The View, the actress had her own talk show. The Whoopi Goldberg Show was a late-night talk show that aired from 1992-1993.

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

The popular comedian hosted her own talk show The Wanda Sykes Show on Fox. The late Saturday night show lasted one season from 2009 to 2010.

Tempest Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

The former child star continued her career with her own show, The Tempestt Bledsoe Show. The short lived talk series lasted from 1995 to 1996.

Ananda Lewis

Ananda Lewis

Ananda began her career hosting BET's Teen Summit for 3 seasons. She moved on to be a veejay on MTV but in 2001 she left to debut her own talk show, The Ananda Lewis show but it was canceled after one season.

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Mo'niqueMo'Nique

The comedian hosted her own late-night talk show The Mo'Nique Show on BET. The series lasted 2 seasons before being cancelled.

Rolanda Watts

Rolonda Watts

The famous actress hosted her own talk show, Rolanda that lasted almost 4 seasons from 1994-1997.

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Arthel Neville

Arthel Neville

Arthel is no stranger to hosting shows. Before joining CNN with her own talk show, Talk Back Live with Arthel Neville, she produced many shows like E!, Talk Soup, and Extra. Her CNN debut was short lived, TBL was discontinued in 2003.

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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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Vivica A. Fox Explains Past Hesitance Behind 'Two Can Play That Game' Script

In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

In 2001, the romantic comedy debuted to fanfare, boasting an all-star cast of Morris Chestnut, Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and more. Directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop, Iverson, How To Be A Player), Fox plays a career driven person named Shante Smith who navigates a curveball when her boyfriend Keith Fenton (Chestnut) cheats on her with a co-worker.

After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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