Not very far from the acclaimed Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York, a powerful celebration of black heritage was taking place. In the summer of 1969, The Harlem Cultural Festival, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, was home to a six-week event highlighting history, fashion and the black experience. Performers included Stevie Wonder, Nina […]
Ferguson released a statement saying she would "graciously accept" the Inauguration proposal if she was permitted to sing one of the most impactful psalms about racism in America.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois has lost more people than any other state during the course of the year.
Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, was very vocal throughout the entire NBA Finals. Now that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the 2016 title, Cavs fans are wasting no time mocking Ayesha. Brandon Lamp, the creator of Lamp Apparel, designed a t-shirt inspired by the film […]
Hollywood failed Nina Simone with her biopic, but we know the powers that be can do better. Women’s History Month has inspired us to think about all of the incredible Black women that we’d love to see in theaters. Whether they’re names that we grew up hearing about and celebrating, or more recent Sheroes, our […]
In an interview with Billboard, India.Aire spoke on Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the biopic Nina. She said about the trailer, “It made me sad. The way she looked in the movie was ugly. Whether or not Nina Simone was beautiful in your eyes, I thought she was beautiful. But in this movie, she […]
At this point, we're not really sure what the film's selling point is... but maybe inquiring minds will go out to see how controversy plays out on screen.
After Saldana tried to salvage the controversy by quoting the late artist on Twitter, the estate asked her to "take Nina's name out your mouth. For the rest of your life." The estate continued to grieve over the film on Twitter, calling it "painful."
Nina Simone's legacy will be introduced to new audiences when the film, Nina, starring Zoe Saldana, is released in theaters next month. The biopic tells the story of Simone's relationship with her nurse-turned-manager Clifton Henderson and will highlight the later years of Simone's tumultuous life.