“The Equalizer” Star Queen Latifah Debuts New BET Series

Queen Latifah the equalizer

CBS’s “The Equalizer” Star Queen Latifah is one busy woman and we’re so proud of everything she’s accomplishing!

Queen recently debuted a new project on BET titled “Founder Girls”.

She shared:

“ When I penned songs like #UNITY and rapped about the regality of Black women, I had a vision that I would be on the other side of the microphone and camera one day to open doors that others could walk through.

With the premiere of our final Year 4 #QueenCollectivefilm, “Founder Girls”, I reflect on the beauty of that journey, this amazing cohort of filmmakers, and the next generation becoming the people who continue to change the game. 

“Founder Girls” by @contessagayles tells the story of 100 Black girls who spend a week at Camp Founder Girls to celebrate their unique identities and center the commonalities that unite them. 

Watch their journey with me when it premieres Saturday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET on @bet and @bethertv


So proud!

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The Equalizer stars Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira, Laya DeLeon Hayes, and Lorraine Toussaint. Recurring cast members include Brett Dalton, Gabriel Sloyer, Chris Vance, and Stephen Bishop. The story follows Robyn McCall (Latifa), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background. She uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. To most, Robyn appears to be just an average single mom who is quietly raising her daughter (Hayes) and living with her aunt (Toussaint). However, to a trusted few, Robyn is The Equalizer, an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Joining Robyn as champions of justice are her longtime friend and former CIA handler (Noth), an edgy bar owner and past colleague (Lapira), and a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker (Goldberg). As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, her vigilante work garners the attention of a shrewd NYPD Detective (Kittles). He once sought to uncover her identity, but now respects the need for Robyn’s type of justice, even as he often questions her methods.

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