• Janelle Monae: How A Visionary Outsider Became a Superstar on Her Own Terms

    2 monthes ago - By Refinery29

    Androgynous Black women with a nerdy love of sci fi and a sexuality shrouded in mystery don't typically operate in the world of Hip Hop and R&B, but Janelle Monáe is the exception. Since she emerged on the scene ten years ago with her first EP Metropolis: The Chase Suite - introducing a seven-part concept series about a robot named Cindi Mayweather who's navigating the strict social stratification in the year 2719 - Monáe has been building on those weirdo themes to tell stories of inequality and resilience. If Hip Hop and R&B deal with the raw, the real, the human, Monáe's proclivities to...
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  • Michael B. Jordan Says Rumors That He Doesn't Have Love For Black Women 'Couldn't Be Further From The Truth'

    Michael B. Jordan Says Rumors That He Doesn't Have Love For Black Women 'Couldn't Be Further From The Truth'

    2 monthes ago - By Essence

    Once again, Michael B. Jordan is catching flack over his alleged dating preferences, but rumors that the actor doesn't date Black women "couldn't be further from the truth."
    The issue of the actor's dating preference was brought up again after the Fahrenheit 451 star shared a music video for rapper Nick Grant's "Black Woman," which was met with some social media backlash.
    Jordan told ESSENCE that he and his family "laughed" about the rumors. "It's so funny to everybody because it couldn't be further from the truth," he said. "My dad and my mom both said, 'If they only knew.' If they only...
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