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A Nina Simone documentary is coming to Netflix. Watch the trailer for “What Happened, Miss Simone?”. Listen to her song “Mississippi Goddamn” above.

Warning: This video features a slideshow with photos of or referencing violent historic events.

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The New Nina Simone Documentary

Nina Simone was one of the greatest singers in the Afro-American musical tradition. And she was unafraid, and in fact, insistent, in voicing rage at injustice, at a time when injustice, racial and otherwise, was on the threshold of being more openly called into question. Even this week, as NPR reports, listeners have been turning to Nine Simone as their compass for social justice. Premieres June 26.

-Nick Moy



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“I AM EVERY WOMAN” Campaign (Part One) by Yaya Dacosta.

One of my favorite things about Whitney is how she embraced and encouraged other women, urging us to love one another, appreciate one another, and see each other as reflections of ourselves.

One example of this is her music video for the song “I’m Every Woman”. In the movie “Whitney”, I perform this song , and without giving too much away, it was the scene I had the most fun shooting, and it included multiple wardrobe changes.

We thought it would be fitting to pay homage to some of the great women of the world, past and present, by literally becoming “every woman” even if just for a moment.

We teamed up with celebrity photographer, Jonathan Mannion, to capture 8 of these moments in pictures, which will be released each day leading up to the release of the movie (Saturday, January 17th).

To include all of the amazing women who have influenced and inspired me…would take a lifetime (no pun intended). The images to come are only a few of these women, alongside my copycat version of them.

(part 2)

February 21, 2015

Today In History

‘Nina Simone, entertainer known as the “High Priestess of Soul,” was born in Tryon, NC, on this date February 21, 1933. Simone recorded the highly acclaimed “I Love You Porgy” in 1959.’

“So while you’re imitating Al Capone, I’ll be Nina Simone and defacating on your microphone” - Lauryn Hill/Ready or Not

(photo: Nina Simone)

- CARTER Magazine