Nina Simone

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Nina Simone's Treasured Childhood Home Will Be Rehabilitated

After years of working to preserve the place where the iconic singer discovered music, a coalition of organizations has raised enough money to restore the home.

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LISTEN: Nina Simone's Ode to 'Young, Gifted and Black' Children Still Matters

Meshell Ndegeocello and Somi discuss the enduring importance of Simone’s 1969 tribute to Black youth for NPR’s American Anthem series.

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National Trust Joins Mission to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home

The conservation organization deemed the house a “National Treasure.” Now it’s working with a group of artists dedicated to protecting it.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe Into 2018 Class

Simone features in a class dominated by rock bands, while Tharpe will posthumously receive the Award for Early Influence.

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Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The influential Black singer-songwriters are part of a list of nominees that spans generations.

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How Four Black Artists Joined Forces to Save Nina Simone's Childhood Home

Rashid Johnson: “My feeling when I learned that this house existed was just an incredible urgency to make sure it didn’t go away.”

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This 'Black-ish' Scene Perfectly Captures Many Black Americans' Reaction to the Election

“Black people wake up every day believing that our lives are gonna change, even though everything around us says it’s not.”

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British Singer Will Perform at Trump's Inauguration Under One Condition

Rebecca Ferguson wants to sing “Strange Fruit,” which she described as “a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world.”

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Wake Up and Wind Down With President Obama's New Two-Part Spotify Playlist

The playlist, curated for day and night, features artists as varied as Jidenna, Esperanza Spalding and Billie Holiday. 

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Zoe Saldana on 'Nina' Biopic: 'We F--king Won'

The actress claps back at critics who felt she was the wrong actress to portray Nina Simone.

Zoe Saldana Shares Why She Agreed to Nina Simone Biopic

The much-criticized actress also spilled what she learned from making the film.

READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why the Nina Simone Biopic Debate is More Than Skin Deep

“But there is something deeply shameful—and hurtful—in the fact that even today a young Nina Simone would have a hard time being cast in her own biopic. In this sense, the creation of ‘Nina’ is not a neutral act. It is part of the problem.”

Nina Simone's Estate, Internet Go Off After Seeing 'Nina' Trailer

Much of the backlash has been directed at star Zoe Saldana, rather than the filmmakers.

The 'Nina' Biopic Now Has a Trailer


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Poster, Release Date for Zoe Saldana's Nina Simone Biopic

The disaster-plagued “Nina” will finally arrive in theaters on April 22. Will you watch?

Oscar Nominations are So White, Even the 'Straight Outta Compton' Nominees are White

No love for Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan or anybody from the “Straight Outta Compton” cast? 

WATCH: Nina Simone Talks Revolution and Black Pride in Never Released Interview

Nina Simone: “It’s a good time for Black people to be alive. It’s a lot of hell and a lot of violence. But I feel more alive now than I ever have in my life.”

Top 5 Quotes From the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

Miss Simone was African royalty and like royalty, she regularly dropped gems on us. 

Check Out More Covers From the New Nina Simone Tribute Album

Listen to evocative, lush versions of “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” ”My Baby Just Cares for Me,” and “Baltimore.”