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Nina Simone’s Business Associate Reportedly Said Kamala Harris Upheld Late Singer’s Wishes

Nina Simones Business Associate Reportedly Said Kamala Harris Upheld Late Singers Wishes

Kamala Harris was dragged by Nina Simone’s granddaughter over the weekend after the late singer’s estate tweeted their disapproval of Chloe Bailey’s Soul of a Nation performance. Visit for more information “Nina’s granddaughter here. My family doesn’t run her estate anymore. It was taken away from us & given to white people. Our family […]

Nina Simone’s Granddaughter Praises Chloe Bailey’s ‘Feeling Good’ Performance

Nina Simones Granddaughter Praises Chloe Baileys Feeling Good Performance

After Nina Simone’s estate tweeted that they weren’t moved by Chloe Bailey’s rendition of “Feeling Good,” the late singer’s granddaughter praised the performance. Visit for more information Bailey performed solo for the first time for ABC’s Soul of a Nation, and whoever runs Nina’s Twitter account responded with a GIF of Nina saying ‘Eh Girl […]

Juneteenth: 19 Essential Tracks

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This year, for the first time in American history, Juneteenth is celebrated as a federal holiday. The tradition, in honor of the abolition of slavery in the United States, however, has long been established as a marker of actual independence for Black Americans–complete with all the fixings of a celebration across the country: togetherness, food, […]

Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Portraying Nina Simone in Biopic

Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Portraying Nina Simone in Biopic

Zoe Saldana was heavily criticized for portraying Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic. Visit for more information “I should have never played Nina,” Saldana admitted during an interview with Pose creator Steven Canals on Instagram Live on Tuesday. “I should have done everything in my power with the leverage that I had 10 years […]

Legendary Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, Father of Earl Sweatshirt, Has Died at 79

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Esteemed South African poet and political activist Keorapetse Kgositsile, also the father of rapper Earl Sweatshirt, has passed away at the age of 79. Also known by his pen name, Bra Willie, he scummed to a short illness at a Johannesburg hospital on January 3rd. Visit for more information Kgositsile became an “instrument of […]

Nina Simone, Bon Jovi Tapped For 2018 Rock N’ Roll HOF Inductions


90s rockers Bon Jovi, British bands Dire Straits and the Moody Blues, the late Nina Simone and The Cars will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, organizers said on Wednesday. Visit for more information The rock-heavy 2018 list marks a return to the roots of the U.S. Hall of Fame, […]

Gabby Sidibe Debuts New Film, ‘Tale of Four’

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Words by Shanice Stephanie “You can say America is great as long as you’re white. Because for you, yes: You are correct. America is wonderful to you. But my Black ass, because I am a Black woman, born of a Black woman, born of a Black woman, who was born a slave – I don’t […]

Nina Simone is Finally Nominated to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Nina Simone is Finally Nominated to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The 2018 class of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in. Visit for more information Nina Simone finally got nominated for the first time ever. Which is a surprise because she’s an iconic, talented singer and songwriter, who influenced The Beatles. Other nominees include, Bon Jovi, Kate Bush, The Cars, Depeche Mode, […]

This Is Why The Obamas Should Consider Moving To Harlem, Not The Upper East Side

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By Ime Ekpo Visit for more information No wonder Barack and Michelle have been spotted prancing around New York City lately. The Obamas might be moving in. According to Page Six, Barack and Michelle have viewed a five bedroom, four bathroom lair on the Upper East Side of Manhattan stationed between East End Avenue […]

ManKind Celebrates Josephine Baker, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Other Iconic Black Women in “Chocolate Éclair” Video [Watch]


Harlem-based rap duo ManKind is back with the fourth single from their Black History album trilogy. Visit for more information “Chocolate Éclair,” which appears on Black History [1920-1970], is a cool, sexy, Hip-Hop love song that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. ManKind has teamed up with the GIF-based music video generator MVGEN to create […]

Zoë Saldana Finally Responds To Nina Simone Backlash

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Zoë Saldana‘s casting in the 2016 biopic Nina about the life and times of Nina Simone stirred up a bit of controversy, to say the least. Many felt that she was unfit for the role because she wore “Black face” and a prosthetic nose to play the part. Simone’s estate obviously felt the same way because […]

Listen to Lauryn Hill cover Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good”

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Visit for more information Ms. Lauryn Hill comes out of her creative bat cave to  gives a powerful performance of the blues legend’s Nina Simone’s classics like “Feeling Good” Paying tribute to Nina Simone as part of Netflix’s upcoming Nina Simone documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone? Ms. Hill will also executive produced the accompanying compilitation with […]