Janelle Monae Black Women In Hollywood Speech 2017

“We’ve birthed this nation, we assisted contribute to some of the greatest, American, amazing things that have taken place here in this country. We have actually been the backbones in neighborhoods from the ghetto to Silicon Valley. We are not monolithic. We’re multi-dimensional and we have a right to have our stories informed.”

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