Following an IG post from popular fashion satire account @diet_prada that critiqued Kim Kardashian's new 'Vogue' cover spread, many people agreed that it blatantly ripped off famous images of Black women. What many weren't expecting though was a like from pioneering Black supermodel Naomi Campbell.

We reminisce on 15 amazing biopics that told the stories of prominent figures in Black culture, and also 5 that were practically panned just in case future directors need an example of what not to do.

Check out Black America Web's list of good reads by iconic soul sirens from the past and dominating divas on the radio today, including Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Grace Jones and more.


Yeah, that was basically what many people felt should've happened. Still the family of Nina Simone did campaign for Zoe Saldana to take on the role so we can't be too hard on Saldana for making the decision. Once you get a family's blessing to do something you might feel a ways if you turn them down.


Several high-profile artists are banning together to help raise awareness for a crowdfunding effort to restore and preserve the childhood home of one of the most prolific artists of our time, Nina Simone. Artists and entertainers like John Legend, Issa Rae, Talib Kweli, Mahershala Ali and Cat Stevens are putting their talents to use to […]


Nina Simone’s childhood home in Tryon, North Carolina will be restored this spring courtesy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The property was deemed a national treasure last year, and now, reports that a group of New York-based artist-owners, Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Ellen Gallagher and Julie Mehretu, will spearhead  the project. “We are committed to […]


R&B stars Mary J. Blige and Andra Day have been invited to posthumously honor Nina Simone as she is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 induction ceremony, which will take place on April 14 in Cleveland, where Andra will perform a tribute to Simone. Blige tells, “I […]

Little Known Black History Facts

The late and legendary “High Priestess of Soul” Nina Simone will be among the 2018 class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The talented singer, songwriter, pianist and activist released dozens of recordings over the course of her career and has remained an influence to many. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen […]


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen Latifah and Paula Patton are putting aside the controversy surrounding the Nina Simone biopic, “Nina,” and waiting to see how Zoe Saldana does in the title role. While critics say it was wrong of producers to cast a lighter-skinned actress to portray Simone, who celebrated her dark skin and traditionally […]


LOS ANGELES (AP) — After many delays, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo will be simultaneously released in theaters, digital HD and video-on-demand next month. Distributor RLJ Entertainment said Tuesday it will release “Nina” in all formats on April 22. Saldana plays the Grammy-nominated singer and outspoken civil rights activist who […]