If you haven’t picked up a copy of “I Put a Spell on You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone,” now is a good time…
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Amid the torrential downpour of criticism upon Zoe Saldana for taking the role of the dark-skinned Nina Simone, she has received some cover from being…
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.
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.
The NAACP Image Awards will air live this Friday at 9/8c on TV One and all this week on NewsOne Now, an expert panel will share our predictions on who will take home the trophies.