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Janelle Monae

Janelle Monáe: "Until Every Man Is Fighting for Our Rights, We Should Consider Stopping Having Sex"

Janelle Monáe is always right. When she wears something, it's the right thing to wear. When she makes a song with Erykah Badu, it's the right song to... Read More »

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

On Thursday, February 23, E ENCE magazine will celebrate its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Hills Wilshire to celebrate the pub... Read More »

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

On Sunday night, Hollywood celebrated Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and more as "Hidden Figures" took home the SAG Award for outst... 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... 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 milli... Read More »