You may know Janelle Monáe as a singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur, but more pronounced recently, is her activism. In her cover story for the September issue of Shape Magazine––featuring strong women, she explores strength in a time of racial divide and a global pandemic.

George Floyd’s killing at the hand of Minneapolis police officers indeed marked a turning point for this year that even the pandemic cannot compare to. For 34-year-old Janelle, it’s so personal. Hollywood news today.

“Being Black, especially during this time, for me, is heavy. It’s traumatic, and all I want to do is figure out how I can be of help to my community,” she said.


This desire for change pushed the Yoga singer to create platforms to strengthen the necessary conversations, one of which was a Zoom meeting she held with her peers in her company,…

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