Janelle Monae’s Elaborate Golden Globes Look Is Out Of This World

Janelle Monae’s Elaborate Golden Globes Look Is Out Of This World

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Singer/actress Janelle Monae attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

The Golden Globes red carpet is no doubt star-studded, but no one shone quite so brightly Sunday night as resident cool girl Janelle Monae.

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For The First Time Ever, A Black Woman Will Be Headlining Coachella

For The First Time Ever, A Black Woman Will Be Headlining Coachella

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT – Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday, September 29, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by 13thWitness/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

Queen B headlining one of the most popular music festivals in the country is exciting for more than the simple fact that she is Beyoncé: She’s also the first solo female artist to headline Coachella in the last decade and the first black woman ever to headline the California-based festival.

Since Coachella’s inception in 1999, only two women have headlined the star-studded festival. Before Beyoncé, Bjork headlined the festival in 2007 and once before that in 2002. Portishead ― a three-person English rock band whose lead singer is a woman ― headlined Coachella in 2008.

That’s a pretty abysmal track record.

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18 Times Black People Broke The Internet In 2016

18 Times Black People Broke The Internet In 2016

Black people, yet again, had a remarkable influence on the internet this year.

From taking stances for social justice to creating viral challenges that kept us entertained, black social media users proved just how influential their power is. They raised awareness about police brutality with #BlackLivesMatter, provided education on mental health issues with #YouGoodMan and gave us some much-needed laughter with memes galore.

Relive some of the good that came out of 2016 with these 18 times black people won the internet.

#RunningManChallenge

#RunningmanChallenge 😂 @jerrygunnz 🎥 By @malachi_variations IB By @Rah2bandz

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After high schoolers Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall began posting videos of themselves doing a revamped running man to Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo,” the challenge took the internet by storm. It even landed the teens a spot on “The Ellen Show” and a $10,000 scholarship.

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One Tear-Jerking Last Look At Michelle Obama’s Best Outfits Of 2016

One Tear-Jerking Last Look At Michelle Obama’s Best Outfits Of 2016

We spent a large part of 2016 celebrating Michelle Obama’s legacy and trying our best to ignore the imminent end of her tenure as first lady. She has done a great deal to help distract us from the latter, blessing the masses with arguably her best dressed year yet.

Sure, FLOTUS has had too many incredible style moments to count over the past eight years, but she really turned it out for the farewell tour. This rose gold Atelier Versace moment serves as proof. 

Wearing Naeem Khan at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.

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This Edible Chocolate Manicure Is Too Much

This Edible Chocolate Manicure Is Too Much

Chocolate is great. Nail art is great. Eating is great. Edible chocolate nail art is… not so great.

New Zealand-based nail technician and YouTuber Jessie, who goes by NaileditNZ, recently decided to do something a “wee bit crazy.” In lieu of her typically impressive and very real nail art designs, she posted a parody tutorial for edible chocolate nails.

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We Can’t Get Over Simone Biles’ Epic Orange Pantsuit

We Can’t Get Over Simone Biles’ Epic Orange Pantsuit

Gymnast Simone Biles attends the the Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, on December 7, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Gymnast Simone Biles attends the the Hollywood Reporter’s 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, on December 7, 2016, in Los Angeles, California. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

The world fell in love with powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles during the Summer Olympics, and that love affair continues one powerful outfit at a time.

The four-time gold medalist traded in her star-spangled bodysuits for an orange Marienbad leggings pantsuit at Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles Wednesday.

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Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The annual Kennedy Center Honors are always a delight for the soul, boasting epic musical performances and heartfelt speeches. Thanks to Barack and Michelle Obama, these evenings have been a treat for the eyes over the last eight years, too.

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17 Gifts For The Fearless Latinas In Your Life

17 Gifts For The Fearless Latinas In Your Life

For the unapologetically proud Latina, the right gear can go a long way.

Fearless mujeres not only want to shut down the patriarchy, they also hold their Latina idols near and dear to their hearts. From “F*ck Macho Bullsh*t Forever” pins to Frida Kahlo-inspired accessories, here’s a gift guide for your favorite bruja, chingona and cabrona.

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Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Serena Williams is seen leaving the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 23, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 23: Serena Williams is seen leaving the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 23, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Serena Williams wrote a powerful open letter “to all incredible women who strive for excellence” about gender and sexism for the December issue of Porter magazine.

In the letter, which was part of the Incredible Women of 2016 issue reprinted by the Guardian, the powerhouse athlete wrote about her dreams of being the best tennis player in the world ― not just the best female tennis player ― and being fiercely ambitious ever since she was a kid.

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