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Janelle Monae’s Coming Out Story Teaches Us About Intersectionality


By Unique Ratcliff What does it mean to be a Queer WOC in the music industry? Janelle Monae, an artist known for her distinct style and sound, recently addressed her sexuality in a Rolling Stone interview. Monae’s sexuality has always been questioned by media outlets, mostly because of her androgynous approach to fashion. In the Rolling Stone interview, ...

‘Hidden Figures’ Official Trailer Inspires and Empowers!


Empire star, Taraji P. Henson, along with Oscar winning actress Octavia Spencer, and singer Janelle Monae, is set to star in the upcoming film, Hidden Figures, set to release on January 13th 2017. Hidden figures is a film about three African-American women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, in the post world war 2 …

Janelle Monae and Epic Officially Launch Wondaland Records


R&B/Psychedelic soul singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer Janelle Monae is well-known for the genre-defying and eclectic nature of her music. She carries that same drive for artistic freshness over to her independent label Wondaland Art Society. Monae has signed a "landmark joint venture partnership" to revamp the label, now known as Wondaland Records, and ...

Janelle Monae Speaks Diversity and Gets Honored at Harvard University


The electric lady, Janelle Monae, had an opportunity to visit Harvard University where she performed and was honored by the Women’s Center. “When I got into the music industry, there were not a lot of African-American girls wearing tuxedos and rocking natural hair on a mainstream level,” Janelle said. “I took that as an opportunity to ...