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NASA Names Headquarters After ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson

NASA is honoring one of its pioneers in Mary W. Jackson. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Wednesday the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson. Jackson was the first African American female engineer at NASA. “Mary W. Jackson was part of a group of very important women who helped […]

Janelle Monáe to Star In Season 2 of ‘Homecoming’

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After securing roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight, superstar Janelle Monáe is set to star in the second season of Amazon’s psychological thriller drama series Homecoming, from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. While all the details of the upcoming season have not been released, the description of her character delivers some hints about the premise […]

Focus Features Release First Trailer For Harriet Tubman Bio Film ‘Harriet’

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Focus Features have released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic starring Cynthia Erivo as the American hero. Harriet—directed by Kasi Lemmons and due out in November—also stars Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom Jr. The trailer almost has an action-thriller feel, with Tubman escaping captors, sneaking past guards and learning how to […]

Jay-Z, Janelle Monae, Chance The Rapper Headline Woodstock 50

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On Tuesday night, organizers released the lineup for Woodstock 50 and it’s one for the ages. The eclectic lineup features JAY-Z, Change the Rapper, Vince Staples, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Run the Jewels, Janelle Monáe, Princess Nokia, Common and many more. Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 festival, spoke to Billboard about the combing […]

Janelle Monae is Set to Induct Janet Jackson Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Janelle Monae is Set to Induct Janet Jackson Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In a beautiful display of one generation honoring its predecessors that inspired their own work, Janelle Monae is set to induct Janet Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The sexual positivity expressed in Monae’s Dirty Computers project is parallel to Jackson’s Control era. She is certainly one of the best choices to present […]

Cardi B, Janelle Monae are Set to Perform at the 2019 Grammys

Cardi B, Janelle Monae, and Shawn Mendes are the first set of performers announced to take the Grammys stage this year.

Cardi B, Janelle Monae, and Shawn Mendes are the first set of performers announced to take the Grammys stage this year. Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, and Kacey Musgraves are all also set to take the stage at the 61st Grammy Awards hosted by Alicia Keys. All the performers in the first group […]

Janelle Monae to Headline the 2019 Glastonbury Festival

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R&B diva Janelle Monae has been announced as one of the headlining acts at the Glastonbury Festival 2019. The Dirty Computer artist will top the bill on the West Holts stage, organizer Emily Eavis told BBC 6 Music’s, Lauren Laverne. Monae, who is nominated for several Grammy awards for her latest, critically acclaimed album, including Album of the […]

Janelle Monáe Accepts ‘Trailblazer Award’ at ‘Women in Music’ Awards

Janelle Monae Accepts 'Trailblazer Award' at 'Women in Music' Awards

Android artist Janelle Monáe is having an incredible week and year. She received news that she was nominated for two Grammys including “Album of the Year” for Dirty Computer. Then, she received the “Trailblazer Award” at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music Awards last night in New York City. “I’ve discovered the most difficult trail […]

Janelle Monáe to Join the Cast of an Upcoming Harriet Tubman Biopic

Janelle Monáe to Join the Cast of an Upcoming Harriet Tubman Biopic

Janelle Monáe will be putting her acting hat back on and will be featured in a biopic on the life of Harriet Tubman. Variety reports the Dirty Computer singer will join a cast lead by Cynthia Erivo who will portray Tubman. The new film will be titled Harriet and is set to also star Leslie […]

Tessa Thompson on Relationship With Janelle Monae: ‘We Love Each Other Deeply’

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Tessa Thompson publicly stated that she is “attracted to men and also to women.” This PSA follows speculation about her sexuality after she played Janelle Monae’s love interest and clitoris in the music videos “Pynk” and “Make Me Feel.” Thompson gave some insight about how her family views sexuality. “I can take things for granted […]

A Tribe Called Quest Releases Their Final Visual ‘The Space Program’

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Three months ago, A Tribe Called Quest released their final music video, “The Space Program.” However, the late March visual accompaniment to 2016’s We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service album was only available to some platform subscribers. Now, the incredible farewell video (dedicated to the late Phife Dawg) from the group is […]

Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monae & More to Perform at 2018 BET Awards


The 2018 BET Awards is going down next month, and the first group of performers have been announced. Nicki Minaj, Migos, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., and Ella Mai are among the artists who will take the stage at the Microsoft Theatre next month, and that’s only round 1. We’re at the edge of our seats to see […]

‘Time’s Up’ Movement Targets R. Kelly After Cosby Found Guilty

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The Time’s Up movement has pledged its support for the #MuteRKelly campaign after sexual misconduct accusations, some decades old, against the R&B star. The decision, led by the Women of Colour (WOC) group includes director Ava Duvernay and singer Janelle Monae. We join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on the safety + dignity of […]

Janelle Monae Reveals Pansexuality, Releases ‘Dirty Computer’ LP

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In a Rolling Stone Magazine cover story leading up to the release of her album Dirty Computer, Janelle Monae comes out as pansexual. The “Django Jane” performer once identified as bisexual, until she read about what it means to be pansexual which by definition is a person who is attracted to someone regardless of their […]