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Janelle Monae

ESSENCE to Celebrate Black Women in Hollywood Awards' 10th Anniversary This Month

On Thursday, February 23, ESSENCE magazine will celebrate its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Read More »

"Hidden Figures" Wins Outstanding Performance By a Cast at SAG Awards

On Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Read More »

Here's What You Need to Know About the Real Women Behind the 'Hidden Figures' Movie

Inspired by a true story, "Hidden Figures" reveals the history of three of the African-American women who calculated the "important mathematical data n Read More »

Michelle Obama Enlists Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Janelle Monáe, and More for "This Is For My Girls" Song

First Lady Michelle Obama has enlisted a power squad for the song, "This is For My Girls," inspired by the Let Girls Learn initiative and the 62 million girls around the wo Read More »