nina simone

Ferguson released a statement saying she would "graciously accept" the Inauguration proposal if she was permitted to sing one of the most impactful psalms about racism in America.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has lost more people than any other state during the course of the year.

Jamilah Lemieux reflects on the prospect of Donald Trump's presidency, its causes and inevitable consequences.

Queen Latifah is has something to say to the critics who have a problem with Zoe Saldana portraying the late “Nina Simone” in an upcoming biopic. Also while in the hot seat and under the heat lamps of the Hip Hollywood studio’s she also revealed she’s getting baby fever. Video below.   Your Thoughts? Jade West […]

Hollywood failed Nina Simone with her biopic, but we know the powers that be can do better. Women’s History Month has inspired us to think about all of the incredible Black women that we’d love to see in theaters. Whether they’re names that we grew up hearing about and celebrating, or more recent Sheroes, our […]

At this point, we're not really sure what the film's selling point is... but maybe inquiring minds will go out to see how controversy plays out on screen.

Zoe Saldana is facing scrutiny for her involvement with the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. The actress is facing criticism for using darker make-up, and a fake nose, to portray the famous Jazz singer. The fans and family of Simone have accused her of donning ‘blackface’ for the role. The film Nina is set to be […]

We remember her fondly from her 1972 appearance on Sesame Street where she sang "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" to four little children on a studio-built stoop.

Among the many great Black writers in canons of Black literature, the renowned James Baldwin etched his mark in history with his candid and brilliant words on Black America and systemic oppression. In 2015, millennials are being confronted with the horrors of racism that some may have assumed were a part of the past. History has seen streets […]

“I’ll tell you what freedom means to me: no fear…no fear!” – Nina Simone Today, Netflix will release its documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, a title taken from a 1970 Redbook magazine article by Maya Angelou, that concludes: “Life has left keloidal scars on her voice, and wells of angry tears lie beneath each spoken […]

BET has booked it’s headliner for the BET Awards later this month! The network announced this weekend that Nicki Minaj will take the stage (and owning the entire show, we’re sure) on June 28 at the Microsoft Theater. Since she’ll be performing to promote the Pinkprint album, it’s predicted that she’ll be performing her latest track, “Feelin’ […]