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Taraji P. Henson & Octavia Spencer Play NASA Pioneers In 'Hidden Figures' Debut Trailer - WATCH!

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae get into character as NASA pioneers in the just released trailer for their anticipated film Hidden Figures!

The flick is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Spencer) and Mary Jackson (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, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Hidden Figures, which also stars Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell, will hit theaters on January 13 – Watch the debut trailer below!


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Beyonce, Rihanna, & More Celebs Share '23 Ways You Could Be Killed if You Are Black in America'

Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Chris Rock, and many more are coming together to reveal 23 ways that you could be killed if you are black in America in this new video produced by Mic.

Some of the actions include “falling to signal a lane change,” “riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back,” “selling cigarettes outside of a corner store,” “riding a commuter train,” “walking home with a friend,” and more.

“Go to WeAreHereMovement.com to tell President Obama and Congress that the time for change is now. We demand radical transformation to heal the long history of systemic racism so that all Americans have the equal right to live and to pursue happiness,” Alicia says at the end of the video.

The PSA was produced after the tragic shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile a week ago.


23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America

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Barack Obama Sings 'Happy Birthday' to Malia on July 4 (Video)

President Barack Obama gives his daughter Malia Obama a hug while on stage at the White House’s Fourth of July party on Monday (July 4) in Washington, D.C.

The President of the United States helped his daughter celebrate her 18th birthday while singing “Happy Birthday” with Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monae on stage.

“And just because it’s a job of a father to embarrass his daughters, I’ve got one last job,” Obama said at the end of his speech. “It just so happens that we celebrate our country’s birthday on the same day that we celebrate my oldest daughter’s birthday.”

Watch the president lead the audience in song in the video below!

10+ pictures inside of President Obama on stage with his daughter… More Here! »

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Anthony Anderson & Janelle Monae Flash Butt Cheeks for Prince Tributes at BET Awards 2016

Anthony Anderson shows off his butt cheeks during a mini-tribute to the late artist Prince at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The show’s host came out in a play on one of Prince‘s classic outfits – his “butt suit” – after Janelle Monae‘s Prince tribute performance. Be sure to watch Janelle’s performance if you missed it!

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Janelle also wore her own version of the butt suit during her performance.

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Janelle Monae's Performs Prince Tribute at BET Awards 2016 - Watch Now!

Janelle Monae performs a tribute to the late artist Prince at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old entertainer performed some of Prince’s greatest hits including “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life” and “I Would Die for You.” Janelle had the audience standing and dancing during her electric and amazing performance! Watch the video below.

Check out the winners list from the show if you missed it!

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Janelle Monae Goes Chic in Stripes for BET Awards 2016

Janelle Monae rocks stripes on the red carpet at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old entertainer will perform a tribute to the late artist Prince later this evening during the show. Sheila E., The Roots, D’Angelo, and Stevie Wonder will also participate in the tribute.

Tune into the 2016 BET Awards right now – they’re on the air until 11:30 pm EST! Black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson are hosting the big show and Beyonce just performed the opening number.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Jennifer Fisher choker.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a sass & bide outfit with Brian Atwood shoes and Le Vian jewelry.

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Kelly Rowland & Janelle Monae Show Their Support for Jidenna

Kelly Rowland looks lovely in orange while attending Jidenna‘s Long Live The Chief album listening party on Thursday evening (June 24) at the Blind Dragon in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 35-year-old singer was joined at the event by her friend Janelle Monae, who acted as a host alongside LA Reid.

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After the event, Jidenna took to his Instagram to share his gratefulness for the event.

“Last nights listening session was nothing short of amazing. Thank you #ToyotaShowcase for helping us create such a memorable event. #LongLiveTheChief #LetsGoPlaces,” he captioned an image alongside Janelle.

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