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Zoe Saldana Nina Simone Controversy

The Person Who Nina Simone Wanted to Play Her in a Biopic Might Surprise You

Al Schackman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Al Schackman

Nina and I first met in 1957, played a magical set together, and remained the closest of friends and colleagues for 46 years until her passing in 2003. For history and accuracy I feel compelled to comment on the heated debate that is currently being waged over the movie.

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

More Drama For Nina Simone's Biopic

Posted 05.21.2014 | Black Voices

The highly-anticipated Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” is set to make its debut during a screening at this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival on Thu...

India.Arie: It Was Not My Intention To Be Hard On Zoe Saldana

Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

In recent months, India.Arie has faced a hailstorm of criticism for lightening her skin on the cover of her latest single, “Cocoa Butter,” and has...

WATCH: Zoe Saldana Responds To Nina Simone Biopic Criticism

Posted 03.06.2013 | Black Voices

After widespread backlash broke out in response to Zoe Saldana's casting in the forthcoming biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone, the 34-year-old ...

Controversy Surrounding Zoe Saldana Playing Nina Simone Ignites

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices

Controversy surrounding the casting of actress Zoe Saldana in a biopic of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone continues to heat up with a petiti...