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TV host, actress and Hip-Hop vet Queen Latifah is totally fearless and beams with confidence on the cover of Essence’s November Career Issue.

Inside, Latifah is deemed the quintessential Renaissance woman as she discusses success, living out the role of Bessie Smith and new television ventures.

Via Essence:

The talented singer, actress, CEO and daytime TV talk show host touts a Grammy and Golden Globe, as well as an Oscar nomination for her decades of work. What’s the secret to her success? How does she juggle so many careers and still find happiness? “I’m one of those people who has to stretch,” she tells ESSENCE writer Audrey Edwards, “or I get bored—and I’m easily bored.”

Currently keeping Latifah busy is a partnership with BET to produce original programming at the Centric channel through her ever-evolving entertainment company, Flavor Unit. The channel will reprise the hit series Living Single as well as The Queen Latifah Show for starters, but Latifah is most excited about creating and developing new programming for Black women.

Head on over HERE to read full story. Essence’s November issue on newsstands now.

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