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September 19, 2018

Queen Latifah steals hearts with serene smile in recent picture

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Queen Latifah is the perfect picture of serenity in this post she shared recently on her Instagram. The singer and actress recently revealed that she's embarking on a project aimed at giving more women the opportunity to tell their stories in film. 

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The shared picture shows the "Living Single" actress leaning against a railing. She is dressed modestly in a black blazer and grey t-shirt and accessorizes with a gold wristwatch and fashion ring. Queen Latifah opts for a blond hairstyle which she wears parted to the side. Her most important accessory, however, is her calm smile. 

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Instagram users showed up in the comment section to let the multitalented entertainer in on their thoughts. Most of the comments were positive:

"@queenlatifah you are so beautiful I freaking love you Queen Jersey City in the house sending nothing but all day every day love."- @dablackgoddess

"Such a inspiration for us black women. So beautiful. Keep up the good work [sic]"- @rasheedah_bostic

"I just wanna know if we can have a living single reunion"- @just.yazzy_

"Good Morning Dr. Owens have a wonderful day full of warmth that you smile from the insiide out [sic]," user @bjdavis1952 wrote, referring to Latifah by her birth name, Dana Elaine Owens.

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Last month at the 2018 Essence Fest, Queen Latifah spoke about the Queen Collective, an initiative intended to empower and encourage more female directors in the Film & TV industry. 

“We’re giving the opportunity to two female directors to create their own project from A to Z. They’ll be taken care of from start to finish.”

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If there's anyone who knows the importance of having true inclusion and opportunity, it's Queen Latifah. At the time she made her entrance into the world of film and television, there was no room for people like her. She recalled:

“I do not fit the typical mold of what then was looked at as an A-List actor — say size two, blonde, short, thin. They’re all out the window when it comes to me. …I had to really change a lot of people’s minds and earn a lot of people. And also create my own endeavors because people just didn’t get it.”

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Now, the 48-year old Grammy award winner is giving other women the opportunity she never had. Summing up her ultimate goal, she said:

"White guys have been able to tell their story in every sort of way, and unfortunately it hasn’t been that way for women. And it hasn’t been that way for people of other colors or genders. That’s the part that’s missing. We want to make sure that everyone is allowed to tell their story."

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