Janelle Monae attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 32

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly. – Stephen R. Covey

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Dec. 1: Actress Golden Brooks (”Girlfriends”) is 47. Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 32. Actress Ashley Monique Clark (”The Hughleys”) is 29. Actress Zoe Kravitz (”Insurgent,” ‘’Divergent”) is 29.

BLACK HISTORY

Dec. 1, 1862: President Lincoln, in message to Congress, recommended the use of federal bonds to provide compensation for states that abolished slavery before 1900.