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Janelle Monáe Honors 'Hidden Figure' And Naval Engineer Raye Montague

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.21.2017 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe has just highlighted another “hidden figure” who should be celebrated. The actress, who portrays NASA engineer Mary Jackson in the ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump pres...

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell Among Performers At Women's March On Washington

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.19.2017 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe and Maxwell have joined the list of guest performers at Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The event, which is scheduled to ta...

Octavia Spencer Explains That Freaked-Out Expression With Obama

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.13.2017 | Entertainment

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer had some explaining to do on “JImmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday. The host displayed a photo of Spencer with President Bara...

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Shine On Essence's February Cover

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.23.2016 | Black Voices

The stars of “Hidden Figures” grace the February cover of Essence magazine with style, beauty and pride. The cover features Taraji P. Henson, Octa...

Janelle Monáe On Her Breakout Roles In 'Moonlight' And 'Hidden Figures'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.21.2016 | Black Voices

Janelle Monáe showed just how much of an “electric lady” she is in 2016. The artist, who had not one but two breakout roles in Golden Globe-nomin...

What Becomes Of Chiron After 'Moonlight' Ends, According To The Cast

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment

As the headline indicates, this post contains spoilers about “Moonlight.” “Moonlight” ends with a flicker of hope. After coursing through thre...

'Moonlight' Actor: I've Never Felt More Passionate About A Project

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.21.2016 | Black Voices

Working with director Barry Jenkins on “Moonlight” was the “best” career opportunity Mahershala Ali experienced in his life. Starring Ali, Nao...

To Be Young, Gay And Black: The Beautiful Importance Of 'Moonlight'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.17.2017 | Entertainment

“Moonlight” is a lyric poem in three stanzas. It’s a movie of haunting specificity that also speaks to anyone who’s clung to shards of hope am...

Janelle Monáe Brings The Good Fight To Hollywood In Two Standout Roles

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment

You know how novels sometimes open with quotes from other novels? Here’s one to begin this interview, except it’s from the interview itself: ”An...

Previewing 'Hidden Figures' With Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson And Janelle Monáe

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson emerged onstage in tears on Saturday after an intimate audience at the Toronto Film Festival previewed scenes from her new movie “H...

Janelle Monáe Condemns Gun Violence In The Wake Of Cousin's Death

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.01.2016 | Black Voices

A Kansas City, Kansas mother of three was killed Tuesday morning when a gunman fired bullets into her home while she and her family slept. The shooter...

Watch Taraji P. Henson Shatter Stereotypes In 'Hidden Figures' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson plays a human computer and NASA whiz in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Hidden Figures.” Based on the upcoming book by Margo...

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 ...