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Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Portraying Nina Simone in Biopic

Zoe Saldana Tearfully Apologizes for Portraying Nina Simone in Biopic

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE Zoe Saldana was heavily criticized for portraying Nina Simone in the 2016 biopic. “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 ago, which […]

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

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE 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. Kgositsile became an “instrument of liberation” in […]

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

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE 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. The rock-heavy 2018 list marks a return to the roots of the U.S. Hall of Fame, which for […]

Gabby Sidibe Debuts New Film, ‘Tale of Four’

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE 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 […]

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

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

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE The 2018 class of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are in. 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, Dire Straits, […]

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

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE Harlem-based rap duo ManKind is back with the fourth single from their Black History album trilogy. “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 music videos […]

Zoë Saldana Finally Responds To Nina Simone Backlash

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE 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 […]

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

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WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE 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 Robert Glasper […]