BLACK VOICES
10/05/2011 12:23 pm ET | Updated Dec 05, 2011

Ledisi Opens Up On Nina Simone's Legacy In New Blog

As previously reported, Simone (born Lisa Celeste Stroud), the daughter of singer Nina Simone paid homage to her iconic mother on Mother’s Day with the re-launch of NinaSimone.com. Serving as the executor of her mother’s estate, Simone plans to feature exclusive content including unreleased songs, video performances, a 24-7 Internet radio station, interviews and guest commentary, among other things. "As her only child, I have a unique vision compared to anyone else walking this earth," she told us earlier this year. "So a lot of what we're bringing to the site is from my perspective."

“They say ‘the more things change, the more they stay the same.’ Considering I am walking so closely in my mother’s footsteps, that adage certainly applies, yet the subtle differences between Mommy’s time and mine are vast,” she added on the newly revamped site. “The best of her lives on in me and when I pass on, the best of us will live on in my little girl as she carries on the Legacy Simone.”

In support of the site’s re-launch, check out an exclusive blog excerpt below from four-time Grammy Award-nominee Ledisi.

"Her legacy lifted me and reminded me to be proud of my skin and embrace the walk I was given. I truly hope I made her proud. Every now and then, I hope she can feel how much I love her. She has saved my life so many times. Her music lets me know I am not alone in my journey." ~Ledisi

Head over to the site on October 12 to view Ledisi’s posting in its entirety.