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Nina Simone's Childhood Home Recognized As ‘National Treasure’
Four African-American artists got together and purchased the singer-activist's home in North Carolina.
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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Might Induct Radiohead In 2018
Todd Van Luling
The institution will also consider Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, LL Cool J and Depeche Mode.
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Nina Simone Said She Almost Killed A Man For Not Paying Her In Vintage Clip
In a 1999 interview, Simone recalled the time a record company exec robbed her.
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Four Black Artists Join Forces To Purchase Nina Simone's Childhood Home
Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu took over the legendary space.
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We, Too, Sing America: 17 Songs That Reflect On Being Black In America
These iconic singers amplified our voices through their music.
Twenty-Five Holiday Songs to get Warm to
Ralph A. Miriello
Loudon & Friends: The Wain-Wrights Of Passage
Randee Mia Berman
Writer/Performer and Radio Host, Mia's World
It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.
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Nicki Giovanni: Nina Simone Would Have Joined 'Black Lives Matter' Movement
"She'd have her 'Black Lives Matter' [T-shirt] on," says poet and longtime friend Nikki Giovanni.
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Lupita Nyong'o Wore A Nina Simone-Inspired Hairstyle To The Met Gala
We think Miss Simone would be proud.
Great Artists: Troubled Personalities
Art Critic, KCRW 89.9 FM
Her life was a mess - no other way to describe it. But looking at her fabulous sculptures with their voluptuous shapes and rainbow-colored mosaic - is to be overwhelmed by their exuberance, their sense of happiness. If only for a moment, one feels like a child playing in a sandbox.
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Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
Nina: The Devil is in the Details
Founder & Editor-In-Chief, The Burton Wire
The film Nina starring celebrated actors Zoe Saldana (Nina Simone) and David Oyelowo (Clifton Henderson) is a film in search of itself.
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21 Movies About Black Music Icons You Should Watch ASAP
If you're skipping out on "Nina," we got you.
Film critic and travel writer
Enlightening and moving are two descriptive words that will never be associated with the misconceived and misguided endeavor that is Nina.
The Person Who Nina Simone Wanted to Play Her in a Biopic Might Surprise You
Former music director for Nina Simone and guitarist
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.
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'Nina' Director Breaks Down Reasons For Casting Zoe Saldana
"For me, Zoe was a creative decision."
A Civil Rights Anthem at the U.S. Supreme Court
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, conservatio...
I was at the Supreme Court last week for an historic moment. No, not because a new justice was nominated by President Obama, but because in those hallowed, history-suffused halls someone who looks like me, a black woman, sang a Civil Rights Movement anthem.
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