Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Becomes National Treasure

Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Becomes National Treasure

by Christina Santi   Jun 20, 2018

The wooden cottage in Tyron, North Carolina where music and civil rights icon Nina Simone was born in 1933 is now a designated National... Read More

A Romantic’s Guide to Nina Simone: Abiah’s Vocal Take on an Icon

A Romantic’s Guide to Nina Simone: Abiah’s Vocal Take on an Icon

by Melissa Oluwarotimi Adeyemo   Feb 13, 2018

Abiah is a lover of love. If you are a fan of his music, that statement is as simple as acknowledging that he is... Read More

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   Jan 12, 2018

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   Dec 13, 2017

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe is finally being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The announcement of her induction came alongside... 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   Dec 13, 2017

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   Oct 25, 2017

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   Mar 03, 2016

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   Mar 02, 2016

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   Mar 01, 2016

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   Jul 02, 2015

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