Morning music: Janelle Monae

Here is the fabulous Janelle Monae. This is her latest music video, which co-stars Erykah Badu. Music video is a medium where Monae really shines, due to her bold, arresting sense of style and killer dance moves.

Kathleen Geier

Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee