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  1. 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.
  2. disasters
    BuzzFeed Documents the Nina Simone Disaster“I really want people of color to tell the stories of people of color.”
  3. What Made That Americans Plot Twist Such Great TelevisionIt was shocking not just because it was brutal and sad, but because it was inevitable.
  4. nina
    Nina Distributor Responds to Casting Criticism“Black Americans should know better than to have this discussion over a creative project.”
  5. 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. 
  6. controversial casting couch
    Nina Distributor Defends Zoe Saldana’s CastingThe biopic Nina cast Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone.
  7. trailer mix
    See Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone in Nina TrailerDavid Oyelowo co-stars.
  8. casting couch
    Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Nina Simone BiopicBetter start growing that magnificent moustache.
  9. casting couch
    Zoe Saldana to Play Nina SimoneIn Cynthia Mort’s Nina.
  10. queens of soul
    Mary J. Blige Explains Why She Was Born to Play Nina SimoneHigh Priestess of Soul, meet Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.
  11. good calls
    Most Exactly Right Person in Whole Wide World Cast to Play Nina SimoneMary J.