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Janelle Monae: 'Although I Am A Black Young Woman, I Am #AltonSterling'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.06.2016 | Black Voices

Janelle Monae is tired of posting the letters “R.I.P.” and videos of “murder, and shit not change.” The 30-year-old singer shared her thoughts...

14 Truly Unforgettable Moments From The 2016 BET Awards

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

The 16th Annual BET Awards aired on Sunday and it was lit for so many reasons. The night was filled with special moments that reminded us how hilariou...

Watch Janelle Monae Give The Prince Tribute We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 06.27.2016 | Black Voices

"Yeah. We saw that. Don't worry. We got you." That was the epic shade thrown by BET just minutes after Madonna's much-criticized tribute performance ...

If You Love Adele, Try Listening To These Artists

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.20.2016 | OWN


From Janelle Monae's Prince Tribute to Smokey Johnson Memorial, Spirits Moved at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.23.2016 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival headliner Janelle Monáe described her friend and collaborator Prince during an emotional set that included "Let's Go Crazy" and "Take Me With U" with: "He was free. He was fearless. He was music. He was rock and roll. He was on beat."

Exclusive: How Nile Rodgers and Duran Duran Helped Each Other Win

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Thirty years ago, no one might have predicted that Nile Rodgers would be on the road with Duran Duran in 2016. Yet, this spring the producer and guitarist is playing to capacity crowds in support of the band's latest album.

Janelle Monae Lands Role In NASA Drama 'Hidden Figures' Alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

Janelle Monae is taking one giant leap for Wondaland in a new space drama called Hidden Figures, a rep for Wondaland Management has confirmed to Billb...

A Week of Parties, Primaries, Protests and Purpose

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

If you're like me, your dinner table, water cooler and social media conversations this week included Chris Rock quotes, primary predictions and a good...

8 Powerful Moments From Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint Event

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices

The most important star-studded event taking place Sunday night wasn't the Oscars -- it was director Ryan Coogler's #JusticeForFlint charity concert. ...

The Role of the Musician and Artist in Tense Social Times By Nedelka F. Prescod

New England Conservatory | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

As a musician, or as an Artist, as I prefer to think of myself, I often feel there is way too much pressure on us creatives to be this undefinable super-being for the world.

Janelle Monae's Hair Stole The Show At Paris Fashion Week

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.09.2015 | Style

Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 was filled with major moments, including the scenic airport-themed Chanel show to the mini "Game of Thrones" reunion wi...

Jidenna Takes ‘Classic Man’ To A New Level In West African-Inspired Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.29.2015 | Black Voices

Jidenna is nothing short of royalty in his latest photoshoot. The "Classic Man" teamed up with All Things Ankara -- a style site that highlights West ...

Wondaland Talks Music, Community and Activism

Nsenga Burton | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment
Nsenga Burton

Wondaland's connection to the community is on full-display at a Centennial Park community event. Wondaland welcomed the fans with love and adoration, thanking them for their support and chatting them up to learn more about the members of "the community."

ONE Musicfest Breaks The Internet

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Over ten thousand #OMF2015 photos were shared last week to celebrate the 6th annual ONE Musicfest. The daylong music festival featured performances by headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wale, Janelle Monae & Wondaland, A$AP Rocky, The Roots, Raekwon, Ghostface, and The Internet.

Hell Y'all Ain't Talmbout: An Epic Response to Trans Erasure [Audio]

J Mase III | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
J Mase III

While many have praised Monae as creating a song for the current movement, many in the black trans community have noticed a glaring mistake in the selection of names uplifted in her piece, which was created to highlight the black victims of state violence.

15 Times Black Artists Used Their Voices To Change The World

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

Sometimes, recording artists are more than just hit songs and fashion trends. Recently, Janelle Monae leveraged her public platform by leading a rall...

Janelle Monáe Vows To 'Speak Up' On #BlackLivesMatter

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.24.2015 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe has been a vocal supporter of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, joining forces with local activists, pushing for change with her powerful...

Janelle Monáe Gives Black Lives Matter Movement A Melodic Voice

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.14.2015 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe is known for not only her music and perfect pompadour but also her activism. Before she kicked off "The Eephus," an eight-city tour of ...

ONE Musicfest 2015 Lineup: Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Janelle Monae, A$AP Rocky and more

Timothy Tukes | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

Black music is celebrated all June for Black Music Month. However the celebration is back this fall, earlier this month ONE Musicfest announced its 2015 lineup. Grammy-award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Roots, A$AP Rocky, and Janelle Monae are some of the big headliners at the Southeast's largest urban alternative music festival.

Proof That Everyone Looks Great In A Bright Lip

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.05.2015 | Style

It's been a pretty exciting week for the Kardashian-Jenner family, to say the least. At the Kendall + Kylie fashion line launch party at Topshop i...

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: Concert Tee Shirts

Sue Kerr | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

What about fans who wear sizes larger than a 3x who are seemingly shut out of the entire realm of tee shirt fandom? Should they just buy a CD and an embossed baseball cap?

Janelle Monáe Speaks Out for the First Time on Shutting Down Twitter Troll

Dish Nation | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dish Nation

It's the first time Janelle has spoken out about the incident, in which someone online gave her crap for her menswear style on the red carpets, and she famously tweeted back, "Sit down. I'm not for mass consumption."

This Might Just Be The Braid To End All Braids

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.14.2015 | Style

Rihanna was the belle of the 2015 Met Ball and Sarah Jessica Parker wore the most talked-about headpiece, but Janelle Monáe ruled the red carpet with...

Janelle Monae Shuts Down Twitter Troll Like The Queen She Is

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women

Bow down. Suit-loving singer Janelle Monáe had the perfect response to a Twitter critic who criticized her fashion choices as being "too damn sou...

All Hail The Pinkett-Smith Family!

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 03.30.2015 | Black Voices

Newark, New Jersey, was the place to be on Saturday, as the most beautiful and brilliant women of color gathered for the 2015 Black Girls Rock event. ...