From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

From James Brown to Beyonce: Protest Music Inspired by Dr. King

by Jessica Bennett

Music has always been a key element to social evolution. In fact, 2009 documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution, examines the Civil Rights Movement with... Read More

The ‘Godmother’ of Rock ‘n’ Roll Was a Queer Black Woman

The ‘Godmother’ of Rock ‘n’ Roll Was a Queer Black Woman

by Zahara Hill

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Wednesday morning announcement of her... Read More

Nina Simone to Be Inducted Into Class of 2018 ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’

Nina Simone to Be Inducted Into Class of 2018 ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’

by Jessica Bennett

Nina Simone is set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, to be joined by Bon Jovi, British bands Dire... Read More

Gabourey Sidibe’s Directorial Debut Inspired by Nina Simone Classic

Gabourey Sidibe’s Directorial Debut Inspired by Nina Simone Classic

by Jessica Bennett

It’s been eight years since Gabourey Sidibe left an unforgettable first impression in her debut film, Precious. Since, the Academy-Award nominated actress joined Fox... Read More

Why Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone Doesn’t Work

Why Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone Doesn’t Work

by Josie Pickens

Nina Simone’s voice is a prayer. An African ancestral song, a Buddhist chant, a Negro spiritual with codes and keys to freedom. Nina’s life... Read More

‘Nina’ Trailer Hits the Web [WATCH]

‘Nina’ Trailer Hits the Web [WATCH]

by #teamEBONY

When production of the biopic based on the life of Nina Simone (starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo) was first mentioned, controversy ensued. Many objected to having... Read More

‘Nina’ Scheduled for April 22

‘Nina’ Scheduled for April 22

by #teamEBONY

Nina, the biopic based on the incomparable singer, songwriter, pianist, civil rights activist Nina Simone, will be released in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April... Read More

What Nina Simone Says About Black Womanhood

What Nina Simone Says About Black Womanhood

by Josie Pickens

Against my better judgment, I attended a watch party to celebrate the release of the long-anticipated documentary chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of Nina... Read More

[BLACK POP DAILY] Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’

[BLACK POP DAILY] Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’

by John Kennedy

Lauryn Hill’s Cover of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” Will Give You Life Lauryn Hill may rap like the Fu-Schnickens on newer material, but her... Read More

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[BLACK POP DAILY] Lauryn Hill Covers Nina Simone at the Apollo

by John Kennedy

Lauryn Hill and Jazmine Sullivan Celebrate Nina Simone With Apollo Performance Nina Simone received a grand tribute last night (June 1) at Harlem’s Apollo... Read More