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The trailer for Harriet highlights strength over suffering in a new film based on one of history’s most important figures. Released this week, the first look introduces Cynthia Erivo (Widows) in the title role as abolitionist Harriet Tubman as she begins her escape to freedom. Nearly caught by slave catchers, Tubman successfully evades capture to continue her…

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Janelle Monae is set to provide new music for the live-action remake of a Disney classic. The 33-year-old singer and actress already has a voice acting role as a Pekingese dog named Peg in the upcoming reboot of the 1955 Lady and the Tramp animated movie, but it has now been revealed she will lend her voice to…

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Janelle Monae is speaking up about bullying. She voices the shy and smart Mandy in the upcoming animated movie UglyDolls. Monáe hopes  UglyDolls sparks conversations between parents and their children. She wants to see the film make adults reflect on their own childhood experiences and reassure their kids who have been on the receiving end  “of abuse” — or to find out…

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Janelle Monáe has been cast as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in the forthcoming Gloria Steinem biopic. The 33-year-old actress and singer joins Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, who both portray the titular women’s rights activist at various stages in her life, for the adaptation of the late protestor’s 2015 feminist memoir, My Life on the Road. The…

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Janelle Monae wants to use her platform to show her “support” for causes she cares about. The 32-year-old singer and actress revealed earlier this year that she identifies as pansexual — a term usually used to characterize a person whose sexual preference is not limited by biological sex, gender or gender identity — and has…

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This great actress has been added to the cast of the Harriet Tubman biopic. Singer Janelle Monae is set to star alongside the likes of Leslie Odom Jr, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Clarke Peters, and Vanessa Bell Calloway in Harriet, which will tell the story of the American abolitionist. The upcoming movie (which is being…

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Music Midtown stands as one of the top music festivals in the South. The event, which takes place over two days at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, attracts more than 100,000 music fans. This year, top acts included Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragon and Post Malone. But hometown favorites at the festival were Gucci Mane and Janelle Monae.…

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With summer in full effect, it is only right for us to list the hottest trending songs right now. With “Boo’d Up” and “Big Bank” trending, and the release of Drake’s album, Scorpion, there is no room to get bored. Whether you are taking a road trip, on vacation, or simply enjoying some “me time,”…

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Actress and singer Janelle Monae always makes grand fashion statements, but she usually plays it safe, staying in her signature contrasting black-and-white comfort zone. However, this year on the 2018 BET red carpet, Monae made a statement with a rainbow-colored gown in support of the LGBTQ community. The Covergirl hit the carpet in a dark green, glittering…

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Janelle Monae hopes to encourage other women to be “empowered” about their sexuality. The 32-year-old singer recently came out as pansexual, which is the erotic, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity, and believes being honest about her sexuality will help others to “feel more free.” Speaking to Ebro Darden…

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Janelle Monae has opened up about her sexuality. The 32-year-old singer has faced questions about her sexuality for years and now she has revealed she considers herself to be a “free a– woman” after learning about pansexuality, which is the erotic, romantic or emotional attraction toward people regardless of their sex or gender identity —…

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It was hardly a secret that the late, legendary Prince and superstar songstress Janelle Monae formed a powerful and mutual admiration. But little was known about how Monae’s late mentor, the prodigiously talented Prince, served as a sounding board and collaborator on her upcoming album Dirty Computer, reports Billboard. Their respect for one another goes…

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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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Sultry songstress Janelle Monae definitely has channeled a lot of her mentor and idol, the late legendary Prince, as she titillates her fans with her androgyny and blurred sexual orientation (Prince mastered this with cuts like “Controversy” and especially in the lyrics that open “I Would Die for You”: “I’m not woman/I’m not a man/I’m…

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Kesha stole the show with her emotional performance of “Praying} at this year’s Grammy Awards. The 30-year-old singer was joined on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday January, 28, 2018 by Andra Day, Camilla Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels and the Resistance Revival Chorus for a performance of her hit…

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