Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Janelle Monáe Snags a Role in Hidden Figures


Singer Janelle Monáe cast opposite Taraji P. Henson in the true story of three African American mathematicians who calculated the trajectory necessary to put the first maned U.S. space ship into orbit...

Hidden Figures tells the the story of NASA scientists Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson and how their major contributions to the United States space program went unacknowledged.

Taraji P. Henson will play Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer will play Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe will play Mary Jackson.

Kevin Costner has been cast as the head of the space program.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The guy that did Hidden Colors was upset about this. He said how they piggy backing of his success of Hidden Colors. Welp, lets just say other people were inspired by Hidden Colors. Kudos.

Anonymous said...

Definitely here for this.

Anonymous said...

Very proud black person right here. We are more than basketball players, ratchet television, and football!

Anonymous said...

Janelle is so fine. Good googly moogly!!!! I'd stomp a bag of kittens if she asked me. Lol

Anonymous said...

Sorry they gave her this role, can we get a classical trained actress...EVEN is she doesn't have a name!

Anonymous said...

@12:57

"She moved to New York City to study drama at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, attending a performing arts camp called Freedom Theatre, which is the oldest African-American theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."


Give her a chance....damn!

Anonymous said...

There is only one black female astronaut Dr. Mae Jameison in 1992 that traveled into space. NAACP, Bet, Ebony, etc. has never acknowledged what she did. So this not shocking that NASA has never acknowledged the three mathematicians.

Anonymous said...

Um, 1:23, here's a link to the Jet Magazine article on Dr. Mae Jemison...Get your facts straight, please. (Unless you're trolling, then take that BS back to Reddit.)

http://www.jetmag.com/life/unsung-sheroes-10-historical-black-women-figures/2/

Anonymous said...

I'm just happy it's not another Slave or Butler movie. Yes, that was part of our history and I'm not ashamed, but there is SO much more to our history than that and we need a palate cleanser after the Nina Simone abomination.

Anonymous said...

@1:34 thank You for correcting me.

Anonymous said...

If we acknowledge each others accomplishments we don't need white validation - why we always looking to them to validate our greatness - be great with or without their stamp of approval as long as other blacks are educated about the contributions we as a race make to this country we really don't need a white man to pat us on the head and say well done.

Anonymous said...

@2:51 - It's all good; Peace.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:23
Ebony magazine did a story on her as well,that's how I came across her for the first time.
Dumb ass!!!!!

Anonymous said...

She is so pretty to me.

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't know about Mae Jemison, and furthermore, how woudl we know about her WITHOUT the help of Jet and Ebony - those were our news outlets for may years! Maybe we don't know enough but we know about her, indeed.

NPR offeres up a lot of hidden history and of different cultures Tune in sometimes - I heard about this story there first!

Anonymous said...

How is this a bite off Hidden Colors? This is just one story?!?!?

I swear! First a nigga get upset when the stuff is not out there, then you put it out there, then someone with money does the same thing but better, THEN YOU GET MAD?

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