Black women have been dominating in film and television in 2016 and it’s only getting better.

Fresh off of the jaw-dropping Empire season 2 finale, Taraji P. Henson is gearing up for the release of her latest big screen role in the upcoming film Hidden Figures. Also starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer and Grammy-nominated entertainer Janelle Monae, the film tells the amazing true story of a group of African-American mathematicians who played a valuable role in NASA operations during the 1960s Jim Crow era. Taraji will play the lead role of math wiz Katherine Johnson, whose genius-level skill set helped aid in NASA’s ultimately successful Apollo lunar mission. Octavia will play her supervisor, while Janelle will take on the role of a driven engineer.

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