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Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens in Newark, NJ on March 18, 1970. Latifah is Arabic for delicate and sensitive and picked by her when she was 8. Queen Latifah is probably the most well-known and respected female rapper in the industry with her strong, empowering lyrics and personable style. Latifah demonstrated that black women can be portrayed as intelligent and beautiful instead of being sexual props in her male counterpart's videos
Tamara "Taj"George (SWV), Singing Group, SWV. Washington, DC. Howard University's Cramton Auditorium, 2009. YYP Production. #Theresa Hilsdon Photography.
Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George - SWV Tamara Johnson-George returned to school after SWV broke up, earning her B.A. from Belmont University in 2004. Soon after, she married NFL star Eddie George, with whom she starred on the reality series I Married a Baller. In 2009, she made it to the final four on Survivor: Tocantins.