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  • John Legend: ‘Wake Up, Stand Up and Demand Change’ For Racial Equality

    Dec 20, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *Fresh off of providing free food to those protesting the deaths of  Michael Brown and Eric Garner, John Legend is continuing to stay active with a demand for racial equality. The Grammy-winning singer weighed in on the situation by writing an op-ed for Billboard. In the piece, Legend touches on the effects of structural racism […]

  • Netflix Brings Nina Simone Film to Life Without Black Face and Zoe Saldana

    Dec 13, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Despite Zoe Saldana’s reported involvement in a film about Nina Simone, she will not be included in an upcoming documentary on the revered jazz singer. According to Variety.com, Netflix has signed a deal with RadicalMedia to produce “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” an original film showcasing Simone through her own diary entries, letters and concert videos. The […]

  • Nina Simone Documentary In the Works at Netflix

    Dec 5, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Netflix is padding its original documentary slate with “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” a new film about iconic singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Due in 2015, the doc from Oscar nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, was made in cooperation with Simone’s estate and features more than 100 hours of never-before-heard audio tapes, recorded over the […]

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker on why ‘Beyond the Lights’ is a Must See

    Nov 14, 14 by Marie Moore 1 Comment


    *In exclusive interviews with the stars of “Beyond the Lights,” Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Noni) and Nate Parker (Kaz), both explain why the movie is a must see—and more! It is always amazing to witness a performers totally transform themselves when they take on different roles—which is the litmus test of a great actress or actor. Mbathe-Raw, […]

  • Zoe Saldana Weighs in on Playing Nina Simone and Film’s Controversy

    Jul 2, 14 by Qwest7 3 Comments


    *As 2014 continues into its second half,  Zoe Saldana is riding a wave of good fortune. With major exposure coming with the upcoming film, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and being able to work with Kidada and Rashida Jones on a TV series, the sky’s the limit for the actress. However, it’s Saldana’s role as Nina […]

  • The Tatum Talks: Don’t Take This Personal Ms. Saldana…

    May 20, 14 by tatumtalks 18 Comments


    …but have you seen yourself lately? Meditate on the above foolishness while I bring you up to speed.  This week, Nina–the biopic of music icon Nina Simone–will debut at the highly esteemed Cannes Film Festival in hopes that the film will receive a deal to be released to widespread commercial success.  If that happens, the […]