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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.

'Nina' Director Breaks Down Reasons For Casting Zoe Saldana

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.18.2016 | Black Voices

Last month following the release of the trailer for Nina Simone's biopic,"Nina," director Cynthia Mort responded to critics and fans who deemed Zoe Sa...

Director Of 'The Amazing Nina Simone' Doc Slams Forthcoming Biopic

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Black Voices

As Nina Simone’s controversial biopic, “Nina” nears its big screen release on April 22, the project continues to draw criticism from fans and fi...

Queen Latifah, Paula Patton Defend Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

While India.Arie recently added to the surge of critics referring to Zoe Saldana's portrayal of Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic "Nina" as "tone-...

Zoe Saldana On Nina Simone Criticism: 'I Didn't Think I Was Right For The Part'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices

The topic of race and casting in Hollywood resurfaced in the weeks since Entertainment Weekly published an essay by actor Michael B. Jordan on May 22....

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...

Zoe Saldana Opens Up About Being A Black Latina

VOXXI | Jonathan Muñoz | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Glam Belleza Latina will feature none other than Zoe Saldana on its fall cover. The magazine sat down with the Dominican-American actress to talk a...

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...

'I will honor and respect my black community because that's who I am'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

Get ready for a heat wave! Zoe Saldana's topless photos for Allure's June 2013 issue cover story have been released and they are H-O-T! SCROLL DO...

Zoé Saldaña's Revelations Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 04.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Zoe Saldaña is out and about revealing some of her most inner thoughts in the cover of the annual spring issue of InStyle Hair, and the May edition o...

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 Change.org petiti...

Black Barbies: Love Me or Leave Me

Erikka Yancy | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

There was finally a role for a black actress, the type of actress who typically is relegated to playing cop, or maid, or union-hating teacher, and they gave the role the Hollywood Black Barbie treatment.

Jill Scott Weighs In On The Nina Simone Biopic Controversy

Hello Beautiful | Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Jilly from Philly rang our offices yesterday and chatted about Steel Magnolias, her dream role as Phyllis Hyman and the controversy surrounding Zoe Sa...

Zoe Saldana Has The Perfect Outfit To Wear From Day To Night

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: "Avatar" star and "The Words" actress, Zoe Saldana WHAT: Bradley Cooper's gal pal was all smiles as she walked around LA earlier this week. ...

Gotham's Cover Girl Talks Fashion Ancestry

Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.18.2012 | Style

Wearing a satin Givenchy jumpsuit and a pearly white smile, actress Zoe Saldana posed for the cover of the September 2012 issue of Gotham magazine. ...

LOOK: Gotham's Newest Cover Girl Talks Fashion Ancestry

Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Wearing a satin Givenchy jumpsuit and a pearly white smile, actress Zoe Saldana posed for the cover of the September 2012 issue of Gotham magazine. ...