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

‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Premieres in NYC [VIDEO]

‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’ Premieres in NYC [VIDEO]

by #teamEBONY

What Happened, Miss Simone?, a Netflix original documentary on music icon Nina Simone directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, premiered last night at the... Read More

How Nina Simone turned the movement into music.

Nina Simone, Battling for Black Women

by #teamEBONY

"My skin is Black,” the first woman’s story begins, “my arms are long.” And, to a slow and steady beat, “my hair is woolly,... Read More

People Still Hate Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone

Controversy Over Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone Continues

by Jezebel

Many still upset by Zoe Saldana being cast as Nina Simone.  While it makes its Cannes debut, Nina is receiving backlash on Twitter for... Read More