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Finally! A fitting portrayal of Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana received a lot of backlash for her role as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. While it’s not as much Saldana’s fault as it is casting manager’s, the criticism of the casting is well-deserved in wake of her comments about race and gender. Nina Simone’s legacy and story are rooted in her dark complexion and non-traditional beauty. Zoe Saldana, while amazingly talented and beautiful in her own right, doesn’t necessarily embody that. Instead of seeking an equally talented actress to play Simone, they’re slapping some black face on Saldana and calling it a day. Needless to say I’m less than enthused about the flick.

However I was overjoyed to hear that Issa Rae, creator of the hilarious ...

Zoe Saldana received a lot of backlash for her role as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. While it’s not as much Saldana’s fault as it is casting manager’s, the criticism of the casting is well-deserved in ...

Zoe Saldana can miss me with her oversimplified views on race and gender


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We haven’t talked about this at great length yet but I’d been thinking about Zoe Saldana’s comments about race in recent interviews (BET and Allure) she’s done to promote the new Star Trek film. I don’t know. The key problem in Zoe’s comments seems to be rooted in the fact that she doesn’t seem to be surrounded by a cadre of people who speak in a language that engages in the complexity of being brown and woman in America. She’s a young actress and her publicist, undoubtedly, has coached her in the language of comfortability, something that ensures that she gets hired for more acting jobs that transcends race, right?

On race
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I find it uncomfortable ...


Photo: Coqueran/FameFlynet Pictures

We haven’t talked about this at great length yet but I’d been thinking about Zoe Saldana’s comments about race in recent interviews (BET and Allure) she’s done to promote the new ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Infographics show major dearth of female bylines.

Conservatives are clearly scared of Ashley Judd’s political potential because they are trying to slut-shame her for her on-screen nude scenes.

Oberlin “hot bed of liberal activism” College cancels classes on Monday and holds a “day of solidarity” after a string of hate-related incidents and vandalism.

A handy review of the War on Women.

Zoe Saldana on playing Nina Simone.

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Remembering the African American women who marched for suffrage.

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Infographics show major dearth of female bylines.

Conservatives are clearly scared of Ashley Judd’s political potential because they are trying to slut-shame her for her on-screen nude scenes.

Oberlin “hot bed of liberal activism” College