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Taraji P. Henson previously admitted she wants to wed her fiancé Kelvin Hayden in the warmer months. It won’t be this year because she hasn’t had enough time to plan her big day, and she’s looking forward to enjoying some vacation time instead. She told Extra: “I’m taking the summer off. It’s too late! A wedding…

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NASA is finally paying tribute to the Black female mathematician who changed the history of space travel. Katherine Johnson, whose work was hidden for decades, was responsible for the calculations that enabled spacecraft to safely orbit Earth and to land on the moon. USA Today reports that the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility in Fairmont, West…

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Janelle Monae is obsessed with the rapid advancement of technology in society and is certain there will come a time in the near future when people will soon be unable to distinguish between robots and humans. The 32-year-old singer-and-actress can see technology advancing at a rapid rate and she is sure there will come a…

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An honorary degree will be awarded to pioneering NASA physicist and mathematician Katherine Johnson, recently depicted in the award-winning movie Hidden Figures. Johnson is a pioneer in American space history. The physicist and mathematician made contributions to the United States’ aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Known…

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  Janelle Monáe has made a bold statement asking for the world to start appreciating females more. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter has called for women to consider abstaining from sex until “every man” begins campaigning for equal rights for both males and females. In an interview with Marie Claire magazine, she said, “People have to start…

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When April Reign, former entertainment attorney and managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com, created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in early 2015, it seemed Hollywood had all but forgotten about the diverse human fabric that truly made “America great.” Box-office draws Will Smith and Idris Elba were snubbed for a nomination in 2016 for what many thought was some…

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Grammy Award-nominee and Stellar Award-winning gospel singer Kim Burrell was set to join Pharrell Williams for a performance on Thursday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where the pair would perform “I See Victory” from the soundtrack of the new movie Hidden Figures. “The homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion … you play with it in 2017,…

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The impending 2017 Awards season has us on our game since #OscarsSoWhite2016 had us up in arms as did the results of the presidential election. The SAG Awards—selected by members of the actors guild themselves— has earned distinction for being one of the best Oscar barometers, specifically the best-actor, actress, and supporting-actor winners. This week, Sophia…

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On Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its nominees for 2016’s standout movies and television show ahead of January’s 74th Golden Globe Awards. Octavia Spencer, who received a best supporting actress nod for her role in the upcoming film Hidden Figures, stated via telephone on the “Today” show that she’s “very humbled.”…

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Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence,…

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