BitchTapes: Welcome to the Afrofuture

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Listening to Janelle Monáe: Lean Close to Observe the Myriad of Lives, Desires, and Complexities of Black Women

In each of Monáe’s performances, Monáe demonstrates her understanding—no, overstanding—of the complexity of Black women’s lives, desires, and perspectives. Read more »

In "Hidden Figures," NASA's African American Mathematicians Will Land On the Big Screen

Based on the lives of real women, the upcoming movie stars Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer Read more »

Black to the Future: How women in pop are carrying the mantle of Afrofuturism

Afrofuturism is a way to project Blackness into the future—not merely as existing, but as a critical and significant part of it. Read more »