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Nina Simone

  1. rock hall 2018
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2018 Rock Hall Induction CeremonyLow: that whole Dire Straits situation.
  2. rock hall 2018
    How to Watch This Year’s Rock Hall Induction Without Going to ClevelandDon’t let Bon Jovi down.
  3. Neneh Cherry’s 10 Favorite BooksNina Simone, James Baldwin, and more.
  4. rock hall 2018
    Bon Jovi, Nina Simone to Be Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of FameRadiohead got their wish.
  5. bad quotes
    Zoe Saldana Is Just Happy She Got Nina Simone Trending: ‘We F*cking Won’“For so many years, nobody knew who the fuck she was.”
  6. essays
    Why We’re Still So Bad at Talking About ColorismEven as terms like “yellowface” and “whitewash” sink into our cultural vocabulary, there remains confusion on basic matters of colorism.
  7. disasters
    BuzzFeed Documents the Nina Simone Disaster“I really want people of color to tell the stories of people of color.”
  8. nina
    Nina Distributor Responds to Casting Criticism“Black Americans should know better than to have this discussion over a creative project.”
  9. nina simone
    Nina Simone’s Daughter Is ‘Not Upset With Zoe’Simone Kelly said that she was unaware of Twitter account representing her mother’s estate, which posted a critical tweet of Zoe Saldana. 
  10. controversial casting couch
    Nina Distributor Defends Zoe Saldana’s CastingThe biopic Nina cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone.
  11. fantasy casting
    7 Actresses We Would Have Cast As Nina Simone Instead of Zoe SaldanaNo blackface necessary.
  12. trailer mix
    See Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone in Nina TrailerDavid Oyelowo co-stars.
  13. first looks
    Zoe Saldana’s Nina Simone Biopic Will Be Released After AllSee the controversial first poster.
  14. blood orange
    Dev Hynes at the Apollo, and the Year of Being Black in Front of White PeopleThis past Saturday night, the Apollo was in the creative hands of singer/composer/producer/champion of choreographed dance and tapered pants Dev Hynes.
  15. covers
    Solange Covers ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’They performed it at FYF Fest, but the rehearsal footage is even better.
  16. what happened miss simone
    11 Nina Simone Songs You Need to KnowThe iconic singer could be anything she wanted to be — damn if anyone tried to stop her.
  17. Nina Simone’s Impossible — But Necessary — DemandsA new doc revisits the singer’s legacy. 
  18. lauryn hill
    Hear a Clip From Lauryn Hill’s Nina Simone RapHill raps over Simone’s classic “I’ve Got Life.”
  19. covers
    Lauryn Hill Sounds Better Than Ever on Her Cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’She recorded six covers for the upcoming Netflix documentary.
  20. trailer mix
    Watch the What Happened, Miss Simone? TrailerNetflix’s new Nina Simone doc.
  21. Mike Epps Is Playing Richard Pryor in a Biopic Not About Richard PryorStand-up and actor Mike Epps, best known for roles in the Friday sequels and The Hangover, has just been cast as Richard Pryor in a new biopic […]
  22. casting couch
    Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone BiopicBetter start growing that magnificent moustache.
  23. casting couch
    Zoe Saldana to Play Nina SimoneIn Cynthia Mort’s Nina.
  24. queens of soul
    Mary J. Blige Explains Why She Was Born to Play Nina SimoneHigh Priestess of Soul, meet Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
  25. good calls
    Most Exactly Right Person in Whole Wide World Cast to Play Nina SimoneMary J.