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Nikki Giovanni Opens Up On Nina Simone's Legacy In New Blog

11/02/2011 03:41 pm 15:41:12 | Updated Jan 02, 2012

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 re-launch, check out the site's second celebrity blog excerpt below from world-renowned poet and activist Nikki Giovanni.

"Our last nickels,having forgone ice cream, went to Nina. And we were satisfied. Nina was good people. I'm proud to call her my friend." ~Nikki Giovanni

Head over to the site on November 9 to view Nikki Giovanni's posting in its entirety.

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