blackafricanandbeautiful:

Carefree Black Girl of the Day: Janelle Monáe
It’s hard not to admire her quirky inspirational style and outstanding musical talent. Janelle Monáe is one of the top R&B and Soul producers, musicians, and composers in the game today.
"I want to redefine beauty and goals for young women. It’s about breaking down stereotypes, fighting against oppression, trying to save the world."
In 2001, Monáe and Outkast rapper Big Boi founded the Wondaland Arts Society in Atlanta, Georgia.
Janelle Monáe has received several award nominations and wins for her music. Her debut album, released in 2010, The ArchAndroid, was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The song “Tightrope” featuring Big Boi, was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Since then she has received six Grammy nominations. She has also won the 2012 Black Girls Rock’s Young, Black, & Gifted award, Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Music award in 2011, and the 2014 NAACP Image Outstanding Music Video award for her single “Q.U.E.E.N.” feat. Erykah Badu.
In August 2012, Monáe was chosen as the newest addition to the CoverGirl spokeswomen lineup.
Since her start, she has worked with several artists including Estelle, Erykah Badu, Prince, Esperanza Spalding, Solange, Miguel, Big Boi, FUN., and many more. She continues to create a carefree creative space for black girls to express and love themselves unconditionally.
"I feel like I do have a responsibility to the community. The music that I create is to help free their minds and whenever they feel oppressed, to keep them uplifted."
And remember that, black is beautiful!
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blackafricanandbeautiful:

Carefree Black Girl of the Day: Janelle Monáe

It’s hard not to admire her quirky inspirational style and outstanding musical talent. Janelle Monáe is one of the top R&B and Soul producers, musicians, and composers in the game today.

"I want to redefine beauty and goals for young women. It’s about breaking down stereotypes, fighting against oppression, trying to save the world."

In 2001, Monáe and Outkast rapper Big Boi founded the Wondaland Arts Society in Atlanta, Georgia.

Janelle Monáe has received several award nominations and wins for her music. Her debut album, released in 2010, The ArchAndroid, was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The song “Tightrope” featuring Big Boi, was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Since then she has received six Grammy nominations. She has also won the 2012 Black Girls Rock’s Young, Black, & Gifted award, Essence Magazine’s Black Women in Music award in 2011, and the 2014 NAACP Image Outstanding Music Video award for her single “Q.U.E.E.N.” feat. Erykah Badu.

In August 2012, Monáe was chosen as the newest addition to the CoverGirl spokeswomen lineup.

Since her start, she has worked with several artists including Estelle, Erykah Badu, Prince, Esperanza Spalding, Solange, Miguel, Big Boi, FUN., and many more. She continues to create a carefree creative space for black girls to express and love themselves unconditionally.

"I feel like I do have a responsibility to the community. The music that I create is to help free their minds and whenever they feel oppressed, to keep them uplifted."

And remember that, black is beautiful!

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shepherdsnotsheep:

Why Carefree Black Girls Are Here To Stay
Constantly battling stereotypes and bad news, many black women are hungry for reflections of the lighthearted side of their identity. Flower crowns, bicycles and a hashtag to the rescue.
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shepherdsnotsheep:

Why Carefree Black Girls Are Here To Stay

Constantly battling stereotypes and bad news, many black women are hungry for reflections of the lighthearted side of their identity. Flower crowns, bicycles and a hashtag to the rescue.

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lookatthewords:

is this an anthem for carefree black girls

blackboho:

Janelle Monáe - Electric Lady

 

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beautifulashes13:

Angels be like :)

beautifulashes13:

Angels be like :)

tamzlavender:

~ S I S T E R S ~ | -So Cute-

Keke Palmer “Dance Alone”  appreciation 

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malcolmxinadress:

Twerking in public x

I’m here for black girls

merakitea:

Who keep their baby hair laid & rock forces with velour suits

Who worship Badu and grow their own herbs

Who get their hair pressed & keep their nails fly

Who dress “alternative” & are obsessed with Daria

Who make twerk videos in public with their friends

Who don’t fit into any of these labels, or maybe into all of them.

I’m here for black girls living freely & doing whatever they please because that shit makes them happy. That’s a REAL carefree black girl, & I’m here for you.

saharasunshine:

There’s a constant battle within me between being

the carefree black girl:

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the “sassy” black girl:

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and the au naturale black hipster girl:

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napsnotesandknots:

Carefree Black Girl Summer Playlist 
Carefree and aspiring carefree Black Girls who need something to bob their heads to this summer!

i. i’m still fly-chrisette michelle| ii. schoolin’ life-beyoncé| iii. do my thing-estelle ft janelle monae| iv. sandcastle disco-solange| v.mind the gap-nabhia| vi. grown woman-beyonce| vii. that’s alright-laura mvula| viii. dance apocalyptic-janelle monae| ix. all about the bass-meghan trainor| x. wild young hearts-noisettes| xi. switch!-jazmine sullivan| xii. oh what a night-elle varner| xiii. ten inch stilettos-chrisette michelle| xiv. cosmic journey-Solange| xv. no going back-rox| xvi. don’t give up-noisettes 

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napsnotesandknots:

Carefree Black Girl Summer Playlist 

Carefree and aspiring carefree Black Girls who need something to bob their heads to this summer!

i. i’m still fly-chrisette michelle| ii. schoolin’ life-beyoncé| iii. do my thing-estelle ft janelle monae| iv. sandcastle disco-solange| v.mind the gap-nabhia| vi. grown woman-beyonce| vii. that’s alright-laura mvula| viii. dance apocalyptic-janelle monae| ix. all about the bass-meghan trainor| x. wild young hearts-noisettes| xi. switch!-jazmine sullivan| xii. oh what a night-elle varner| xiii. ten inch stilettos-chrisette michelle| xiv. cosmic journey-Solange| xv. no going back-rox| xvi. don’t give up-noisettes 

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antisocialcaterpie:

new life goal: achieve carefree black girl status.

makingofamelody:

life.

makingofamelody:

life.