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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘Fences’ Earn Fully Merited Oscar Nominations

There won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite this year and we’re really glad about it. Formally known as the Academy Awards, The Oscars has revealed all nominations for its 89th annual award ceremony airing February 26, 2017. And with most of our favorites raking in nods under several categories, we’re going to be tuned in and ready…

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Michelle Obama Will Host A White House Screening of ‘Hidden Figures’

First Lady Michelle Obama is hosting a Hidden Figures screening at the White House on Thursday. The cast, producers and director were invited to attend the special night where FLOTUS will share personal remarks. Along with Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Pharrell Williams, the real life Katherine Johnson, played by Henson in…

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Pharrell Williams Surprises NYC Middle Schoolers During Their ‘Hidden Figures’ Performance

Pharrell Williams has left a priceless mark on the hearts of a few NYC middle schoolers. The hit maker showed up unannounced to surprise an auditorium filled with students, some of which took center stage to perform several songs from Hidden Figures soundtrack. It seems the children made the day equally as memorable for Pharrell…

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Pharrell Premieres “I See A Victory” From ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack Alongside Kim Burrell At TIFF

Producer Pharrell Williams is no stranger to bringing a movie’s spirit into its soundtrack, giving us another uplifting track, “I See A Victory” from upcoming film, Hidden Figures. The legendary Kim Burrell, Echoes of Praise gospel choir, and Pharrell performed the new track this past weekend during Toronto’s International Film Festival. The singer-songwriter meets producer…

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The ‘Hidden Figures’ Trailer Celebrates Black Women in STEM

Out of the many and continued accomplishments under our belt as people of color, from the first African American woman to travel in space to the first African American President of United States, there are several stories left untold to the masses. Mathematicians and scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson were the first African-American women…

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Octavia Spencer Pokes Fun at “Hidden Fences” in SNL Monologue

We continue to fall deeper in love with Octavia Spencer. Not only is she a brilliant actress and author, but she is also quite hilarious. Spencer hosted Saturday’s SNL by opening the show with a monologue that poked fun at this awards season’s reoccurring error where media announcers repeatedly called Hidden Figures by the wrong…

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Janelle Monáe To Star in NASA Film ‘Hidden Features’ Alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer

Just last month it was announced that Empire series star Taraji P. Henson would be starring in upcoming film Hidden Features, and now it has been confirmed that Janelle Monáe will also be hitting the big screen. The two will star in the film, alongside Octavia Spencer, which is based on the book Hidden Figures:…

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Janelle Monae & Amandla Stenberg Discuss Racism, Hollywood and More for Teen Vogue

For Volume III of Teen Vogue‘s Icons issue, Janelle Monae and Amandla Stenberg open up in a candid chat about their friendship and their respective icon statuses. Their obvious, striking beauty aside, both queens are artists, actresses and activists whose tireless efforts to fight back against racial, social and even creative injustices have already begun…

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Audio: Pharrell, “There’s Something Special”

Coming through with some much needed positivity, the great Pharrell Williams has shared a new jam. “There’s Something Special,” a soulful lullaby serving some seriously uplifting encouragement, is just one of five Despicable Me 3 soundtrack contributions from the singer-songwriter/producer/designer/radio host. This isn’t Pharrell’s first go at killing it in the movie soundtrack lane as…

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Janelle Monáe Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Dillard University

Janelle Monáe has a lot to brag about from her musical accomplishments to her award-winning acting abilities. Now in addition to her selfless acts of activism, the head Electric Lady in charge has another non-entertainment related achievement to add to her ever-growing list. At Dillard University’s graduation ceremony on May 13th, Monáe delivered a heartwarming…

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Pharrell Set to Produce Musical Film ‘Atlantis’ Based on Childhood

After producing Hidden Figures, Pharrell Williams and Fox Studios have reconnected for yet another endeavor. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox studios picked up Atlantis, a musical film inspired by the mega-producer’s childhood. Marking Pharrell’s second production with Fox and a follow up to Roxanne Roxanne, which debuted in January at Sundance, the project is said to…

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Audio: Smino, “Anita”

An ode to Black women never goes unnoticed and Smino gives us a dose of love and admiration in his latest, “Anita.” Teaming up with his Zero Fatigue crew member Monte Booker on production, “Anita” was inspired by the film Hidden Figures. “I went to see Hidden Figures and it’s hella disappointing how there’s so many black women in history that aren’t written about,”…

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