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What do Viola Davis, Kamala Harris, Janelle Monae, Naomi Wadler and 97-year-old forest ranger Betty Reid Soskin have in common? Well, aside from all being incredibly dynamic and inspirational black women, they’ve been named Glamour’s 2018 Women of Year—alongside Chrissy Teigen; the other young female activists of…

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The midterm elections are coming in November, and this vote comes at a critical point in our nation’s history. After all, we as Americans have the power to decide who will lead our country out of the despair of this Trumpian regime (barring no interference from Russia—let’s be real). Regardless, we must do our part…

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Last week was surely triggering and traumatic for victims of sexual violence as they watched Dr. Christine Blasey Ford get dragged through the mud simply for coming forward with her accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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The Carters took over Los Angeles over the weekend when their On The Run 2 tour served up two incredible shows at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tons of fans and stars clamored to see Beyonce and Jay-Z take the stage and play out their tumultuous marriage and road to recovery in a nearly three-hour […]

The post All the celebs we spotted at Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On The Run 2 show at The Rose Bowl appeared first on theGrio.

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When We All Vote, the non-profit, non-partisan voting initiative started by Michelle Obama, is gearing up for its National Week of Action in a major way: by helping you get registered to vote.

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Join The Root and special guests Janelle Monáe and Angela Rye as we partner up with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote campaign at the campus of Spelman College on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Singer and actress Janelle Monae is passionate about voting and she wants everyone to get on board. As such, she appears in a new video telling her own voting story and encouraging others to understand the importance of this most important civic duty and right.

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Janelle Monae is busy hitting the stage on her Dirty Computer tour but that hasn’t stopped her from trying to help other creative women in the industry. The singer, actress, and activist has partnered with Belvedere Vodka in an initiative titled A Beautiful Future. The two-year campaign that recently launched aims to amplify and empower women’s voices in the […]

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  The 2018 BET Awards went down at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday and the entertainment industry’s biggest names were out in full effect for the big event. Jamie Foxx hosted the show with DJ Khaled earning six nominations and Kendrick Lamar  nabbing five nods. SZA and Migos weren’t far behind with […]

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Janelle Monae has been pushing boundaries since she debuted her first album back in 2010 but her latest release, Dirty Computer is on a whole other level. The 32-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and model who dropped the 14-track album in April along with a 46-minute narrative film of the same name in keenly aware of […]

The post Janelle Monae explains ‘selfless’ decision to come out and why mental health care should be free for all appeared first on theGrio.

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The second season of Luke Cage is almost upon us and TheGrio caught up wth the show’s writer, producer, and director, Cheo Coker to find out what we can expect this time around. Coker spent much of his life as an entertainment journalist interviewing everyone from Prince to Queen Latifah and he insists that his […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Cheo Coker speaks on season 2 of ‘Luke Cage’ and Kanye West: ‘He’s a sellout!’ appeared first on theGrio.

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BET has announced its awesome lineup of performers who will grace the stage at the BET Awards in June and it looks like we’re in for a major musical treat. Jamie Foxx will hostile show that will feature live performances from some of the music industry’s biggest names including Nicki Minaj, Janelle Moane, Migos, H.E.R. […]

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Black celebs showed up and showed out at this year’s Oscars and the significance of history-making year in film was not lost on Vanity Fair. Their photographer, Mark Seliger, captured several stunning photos of beautiful black folks like Kerry Washington, Chadwick Boseman, and Zoe Kravitz at their portrait studio on Sunday night. Lena Waithe posted one on […]

The post Why Vanity Fair’s star-studded Oscar photo shows #BlackExcellence at its best appeared first on theGrio.

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Some of the biggest stars at tonight’s 90th Academy Awards should receive a golden statue for making excellent hair and makeup choices. Here are a few of the women who are always winners in our book. Ava DuVernay The film director, producer, and screenwriter’s latest project, “A Wrinkle in Time” debuted this weekend. Equally as timeless is Ava […]

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Janelle Monae is dropping gems left and right! In anticipation of her upcoming album, Dirty Computer (due out April 27), the smart, sexy, singer just released two new singles and videos on Thursday and you should probably stop whatever you’re doing and watch them right now because…wow. READ MORE: Janelle Monae delivers powerful #TimesUp speech […]

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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards went down at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday night and the star-studded event brought tears, cheers, and several politically charged moments from some of music’s biggest names. Even though a few of our faves failed to bring home trophies, there were plenty of mesmerizing moments that had us on […]

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Janelle Monae took the stage at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and delivered a powerful speech putting the world on notice that when it comes to the music industry, #TimesUp. The singer/actress/ all-around badass dazzled in an embroidered, floral suit and blonde highlighted hair when she shared her stirring words. “Tonight, I am proud to […]

The post Janelle Monae delivers powerful #TimesUp speech at Grammys: ‘We come in peace but we mean business’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Introducing “True Story with Natasha Alford” a new original series on theGrio. In our first episode, we look at the #1 movie in America “Hidden Figures” and ask— who are today’s generation of “hidden figures”?  Meet three exceptional young women from Brooklyn who taking the lead in STEM. Hidden Figures is the true story of three […]

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Like most award-nominated films, Hidden Figures was a must-see during its opening weekend. Based on true events and Margot Lee Shetterly’s book of the same name, the two-hour feature is a dazzlingly heartfelt story that uncovers the historic contributions of mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary […]

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Somewhere tonight, a little girl will be tucked in and told that she is “loved to the moon and back.” She may begin, before drifting into dreamland, to compute the distance her caregiver’s love has to travel to reach the moon and then return to her. And if author Margot Lee Shetterly has her way, […]

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#BlackGirlMagic alert: Oscar-nominated actresses Taraji P. Henson; Oscar winner Octavia Spencer; and, making her big screen debut, Janelle Monae are joining forces to star in a new movie Hidden Figures. The movie Hidden Figures tells the story of three black woman who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth. The three black […]

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Over the past eight years, it is safe to say the United States has had one of the smoothest presidents to ever enter the White House. Thursday afternoon, President Obama proved that to be true again when he tweeted a “Summer 2016 Playlist,” which included songs for daytime and nighttime enjoyment. –Barack Obama ‘singing’ Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ is everything […]

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Prince’s musical and fashion legacy were on display at the 2016 BET Awards, which were held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Musical artists Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Usher and Alicia Keys all gave memorable performances throughout broadcast that lasted more than three and a half hours. But the night belonged […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama has produced a new song for charity, with the help of […]

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Janelle Monáe’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement may have led the singer to […]

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