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.
Tag: Nina Simone
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.
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 […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah and Paula Patton are putting aside the controversy surrounding the Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” and waiting to see how…
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.
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.
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.”
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will address one of the biggest abortion cases in 20 years.
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.