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Queen Latifah Will Receive The “Entertainment Icon” Award At The 2017 “American Black Film Festival”

“That REIGN just won’t let up!”

On February 22, 2017, the American Black Film Festival will air on BET and CENTRIC TV at 8 p.m. (et). It’s the nations LARGEST gathering of black films and lovers of television. There, film makers get the chance to showcase their predominantly black  film and television content involving emerging artist in entertainment.

The festival began in 1997, and is now known as a “platform for excellence.” 

To date, films like ‘Ride Along,’ ‘Think Like A Man,’ ‘Creed’ + many more are ALL success films that flourished from the American Black Film Festival.

This year they’ve decided to honor Queen Latifah, whose real name is “Dana Owens.” Queen will receive the “Entertainment Icon Award.”

Upon finding out the news, she released the following statement:

“It means so much to me coming from fellow entertainers and my peers.”

Beside her Oscar nomination for “Chicago,” Queen has been nominated for an EMMY twice in the category of “acting.” So she’s definitely a TRAILBLAZER! 

Congratulations Queen Latifah! 

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