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.

Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, was very vocal throughout the entire NBA Finals. Now that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the 2016 title, Cavs fans are wasting no time mocking Ayesha. Brandon Lamp, the creator of Lamp Apparel, designed a t-shirt inspired by the film […]

Fox Searchlight released the first trailer of The Birth of a Nation. The award-winning biopic of Nat Turner is scheduled for release in October.

During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

After Saldana tried to salvage the controversy by quoting the late artist on Twitter, the estate asked her to "take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life." The estate continued to grieve over the film on Twitter, calling it "painful."

Nina Simone's legacy will be introduced to new audiences when the film, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana, is released in theaters next month. The biopic tells the story of Simone's relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson and will highlight the later years of Simone's tumultuous life.

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 […]

The first trailer for the long-awaited Nina Simone biopic Nina has finally arrived, following the controversial release of the film’s first poster. The film focuses on the iconic singer’s life and career, and her relationship with her former nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson. Zoë Saldana stars as Simone, while David Oyelowo plays Henderson. In the trailer, Simone […]

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.

Janelle Monae found a way to bounce back this week, after she was reportedly cut off for speaking about police brutality during her TODAY Show…