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[youtube id=”A5VlshF5xCQ”] The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame announced the 2018 nominees today. LL Cool J, Chaka Khan Featuring Rufus, The Meters, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Eurythmics are among the 19 voting choices. Music industry professionals and artists will cast their vote and the five nominees withContinue Reading

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Would it have been better to cast someone other than Zoe Saldana in the role of Nina Simone in the movie Nina? If so, who? And why did director Cynthia Mort want to make a movie about Simone based on a fictitious relationship? Is Berry Gordy right about Michael JacksonContinue Reading

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Entertainment Weekly debuted the trailer for the Cynthia Mort-directed Nina. Zoe Saldana stars as Nina Simone and the internet is already criticizing Saldana’s heavily made-up appearance as Simone. Many people feel that Saldana’s appearance is disrespectful to Simone’s legacy as a proud dark-skinned Black woman who spoke openly about herContinue Reading

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