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American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer, Janelle Monae poses for a portrait at Dream Downtown, on Monday, August 12, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

Janelle Monae Charges CFDA Awards Audience to Persist in Making Change

Singer, actress, activist, label owner and Cover Girl Janelle Monae was honored at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night. In recognition of her contributions to the Women’s March earlier this year, Monae received the Board of Directors’ Tribute alongside Gloria Steinem and Cecile Richards. Always proudly seizing any opportunity to be…

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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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Solange Hosts Intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition

Always flawless and ever the inspiration, our leading lady Solange won big at this year’s Grammy’s ceremony, bringing home her first award for Best R&B Performance for “Cranes in the Sky.” In honor, the singer-songwriter celebrated with family and friends as she hosted an intimate Wine & Grind: Grammy Edition to feed the soul. A Saint…

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The 74th Annual Golden Globes Announces it’s Nominees

When we look back at 2016, we can safely say it was a good year for Black representation on screen. With shows like The Get Down, Atlanta, Insecure, Luke Cage and so many more, the world got a peek at what we hope will continue for people of color in film and television. Films like Berry…

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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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Janelle Monáe Extends Plea To End Gun Violence

Janelle Monáe has been an avid supporter of many movements that aim to end police brutality and gun violence in America. On Tuesday, the cause became personal when her first cousin, Natasha Hays, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Kansas City. The mother of three teenagers was hard-working and loved by her community. According…

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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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‘The Get Down’ Soundtrack Sizzles With “Ball Of Confusion” Cover By Leon Bridges

The complete Deluxe Version soundtrack for Netflix’s The Get Down has officially been released. Containing 24 skillfully curated new and old school jams from Donna Summer, The Fatback Band, Jaden Smith, Raury, Janelle Monáe, Miguel and many more, the album sizzles with a playful 70’s theme. One of our favorite tracks is The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion”…

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Audio: Janelle Monáe, “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)”

Word on the street is that the upcoming Netflix original series The Get Down is sure to be a hit, and with Janelle Monáe’s world premiere of “Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down),” we’re believing the hype. Recently, Monáe shared the track on Beats 1 Radio with Ebro Darden. She credits her musical sampling and inspiration to…

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Emerging Artist Ash Releases Stunning “Please Like Me” Visual

Ash, an emerging Atlanta-based artist, made her television debut on Chasing Destiny but she’s no newcomer to performance art. If you’ve ever seen her perform behind Janelle Monáe, it is likely that you were instantly captivated by her warm energy and obvious star quality. The singer/songwriter is keeping feel good love songs alive in her…

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Stars Gather To Pay Tribute To Prince At BET Awards

People can’t stop buzzing about last night’s BET Awards. As always, it was a star-studded affair featuring a rocking performance by Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar and a passionate, show-stealing acceptance speech from actor Jessie Williams. The night’s true star, however, was Prince. Much of the night was spent commemorating the life and work of the…

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BET Awards to Feature Star-Studded Prince Tribute

Prince Rogers Nelson would have been 58 today.  When the legendary musician passed suddenly and tragically in late April, it seemed as if the entire world stopped to pay homage. Today, BET announced that they will hold a special tribute to the Purple One at their annual BET Awards event later this month in Los Angeles.…

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